March Madness 2015 By The Numbers
Tired of hearing betting odds against your bracket? Here are just a few other intriguing numbers surrounding March Madness. And they are just that — completely mad.
Just a few tidbits before the infographic:
$1.9 Billion – Hourly losses by companies due to unproductive workers during March Madness
$10.8 Billion – Amount CBS/Turner Broadcasting paid for the TV rights to the 2011-2024 NCAA tournaments
16X – The average NBA rookie earns 16X more per year ($1.9M) than the average annual value of tuition, room and board for a D1 NCAA men basketball player ($120K)
2X – Easier to win back-to-back Mega Millions lotteries than it is to fill out a perfect bracket
19% – Increase in pizza orders by fans after losses vs. wins