CBS wins another Nielsen week with help from basketball and its roster of hit TV series

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By FRAZIER MOORE, AP Television Writer

NEW YORK (AP) — The Nielsen ratings company says basketball and a slate of hit television series have handed CBS another winning week. It was CBS' sixth straight weekly win in prime-time viewers.

The network had 15 of the top 20 shows, led by the NCAA Men's Basketball Championship game between UConn and Kentucky, which attracted more than 21 million viewers.

CBS averaged nearly 10 million viewers overall, leaving ABC behind with 6.2 million, followed by NBC and Fox.

USA was the week's most popular cable network in prime time, averaging about 2.1 million viewers.

NBC's "Nightly News" topped the evening newscasts, followed by ABC's "World News" and the "CBS Evening News."

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