Guide to Watching March Madness: Channels, Times and FAQs

Guide to Watching March Madness: Channels, Times and FAQs

When betting on March Madness, it’s important to watch the games but that is sometimes easier said than done.

Whether you are live-streaming the games or watching on cable, it's important to keep an eye on the action to not only track your bets but potentially jump into some live odds should your original bet miss.

But March Madness is 63 games in total over three weeks which means a ton of games spread across a multitude of channels.

Fortunately, Gambling.com has put together a full guide to watching the Men's NCAA Basketball Tournament in 2019 including a list of all the games, times and channels as well as all the FAQs fans have every year.

NCAA Title Game Information

Title GameDate/TimeChannel
1 Virginia vs 3 Texas Tech4/8 @ 9:00pmCBS

March Madness Channel FAQs

  • What channels are the Men's NCAA Basketball Tournament games on?
    The 2019 NCAA Tournament will air on CBS, truTV, TNT and TBS.
  • What channel is CBS?
    CBS is channel 47 with DirecTV. With Spectrum, CBS is Channel 2. People with Xfinity can find CBS on channel 12.
  • What channel is TNT?
    TNT is channel 245 with DirecTV. Channel 48 is TNT with Spectrum. Anyone with Xfinity can find TNT on channel 33.
  • What channel is TBS?
    TBS is channel 31 with Xfinity. Channel 74 is TBS with Spectrum. TBS is channel 247 with DirecTV.
  • What channel is truTV?
    truTV is channel 246 with DirecTV. It’s channel 46 for people with Spectrum but truTV is no longer being offered by Xfinity.
  • What Channel are the 1st and 2nd Rounds on?
    The first and second rounds (play-in games and round of 68) will air on CBS, truTV, TNT and TBS.
  • What Channel is the Round of 32 on?
    The Round of 32 will air on CBS, TNT, truTV and TBS.
  • What Channel is the Sweet Sixteen on?
    The eight Sweet 16 games will air on CBS and TBS.
  • What Channel is the Elite Eight on?
    The four Elite Eight games will air on CBS and TBS.
  • What Channel is the Final Four on?
    Both Final Four games will air on CBS.
  • What Channel is the National Championship on?
    The National Championship game will air on CBS.

CBS Game Schedule

National Championship Game

Monday April 8, 2019:

  • 1 Virginia vs 3 Texas Tech @ 9:00pm

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