Fri. Mar 22nd, 2019

No Alphabetical Reveal For 2019 NCAA Selection Show

“Last year’s NCAA Tournament Selection Special on TBS took a hit in the ratings.”

Selecttion Sunday will return to its traditional format in 2019. Last year, when TBS revealed the field of 68 teams to make the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament, it took the extra step of first revealing all the teams that made the tournament in alphabetical order before revealing the matchups within the brackets.

Richard Deitsch of The Athletic reports that the alphabetical reveal won’t return this season.

Last year’s NCAA Tournament Selection Special on TBS took a hit in the ratings. It is worth noting that previous Selection Specials had aired on network television, so that might account for some of the drop in viewership. The special also received heavy criticism online. The show will return to CBS for 2019.