Tiger Woods’ first victory in 5 years on Sunday got here with an enormous rankings enhance.
NBC’s protection of the Tour Championship earned a 5.2 in a single day ranking. That is a spike of 206% over final 12 months’s match.
Sunday’s closing spherical was the highest-rated telecast within the historical past of the FedExCup Playoffs since its inception in 2007. It was additionally the highest-rated PGA Tour telecast of 2018, excluding the 4 main championships, that are The Masters, the US Open, the British Open and the PGA Championship.
Nielsen takes the proportion of households watching in 56 US markets and comes up with an in a single day common. That signifies that 5.2% of households in these 56 markets tuned into Woods’ win, his 80th total, on Sunday.
NBC’s protection peaked at a 7.19 ranking as Woods completed his spherical, ending his lengthy victory drought.
“Tiger Woods’ win on the Tour Championship was an unforgettable occasion in golf,” stated Mike McCarley, President of golf for the NBC Sports activities Group. “The large gallery following Tiger up the 18th fairway was matched by file viewership throughout NBC Sports activities’ platforms.”
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Woods entered this 12 months nonetheless one of the widespread and most watched names in golf, regardless of not having a victory since 2013.
He earned 580 minutes of publicity throughout tournaments by mid-March, in keeping with Nielsen. That is greater than double the common of the following 10 golfers when ranked by publicity.
CNNMoney (New York) First revealed September 24, 2018: 2:39 PM ET