Recent Posts tagged with Tiger Woods

Turner Sports To Produce Tiger Woods vs. Phil Mickelson PPV After Landing Distribution Rights

In its first major sports-rights deal under new parent AT&T, WarnerMedia’s Turner division has secured worldwide media-distribution rights to “The Match” — a head-to-head, 18-hole duel between Tiger Woods vs. Phil Mickelson with $9 million on the line. Turner Sports will produce all live coverage for the pay-per-view event, which will be distributed through Turner’s new […]  More

NBC Sports Rides McDowell, Pebble Beach to 35% Ratings Jump for U.S. Open Sunday

NBC Sports’ final-round coverage of the U.S. Open from Pebble Beach was up 35 percent in the overnight ratings from last year. Sunday’s coverage (3-9:15 p.m. ET), which saw Northern Ireland’s Graeme McDowell win his first major championship, drew an overnight rating of 6.9/15 up 35% from last year’s 5.1/12 (1:30-8:15 p.m. ET) and the best for […]  More

NBC To Air U.S. Open in Primetime

NBC will look to capitalize on the Masters’ ratings momentum, positioning June’s U.S. Open in primetime. Following CBS’s 12.0 household rating for the Masters (the third-largest golf audience ever), NBC will air coverage from Pebble Beach on Saturday 4:30-11 p.m. ET and on Sunday 3-9 p.m. on Sunday. The presence of Tiger Woods, who turned […]  More

CBS, ESPN Look to Cash in on Tiger’s Return at Masters

This week’s telecast of the Masters is expected to attract a record number of viewers should Tiger Woods be on the leader board come Sunday. According to Reuters, ratings for the tournament on ESPN and CBS are expected to skyrocket as the PGA’s most recognizable player makes his return to golf at Augusta National following […]  More

Tiger’s Apology Drives Big Ratings for ESPN, Golf Channel

As expected Tiger Woods’ apology statement last Friday roped in huge ratings ESPN’s plethora of networks as well as the Golf Channel. ESPN notched a 1.4 rating during Wood’s live statement concerning his extramarital affairs – three times what the network posted in that time slot 24 hours earlier (0.4). ESPN2’s audience was 48 percent […]  More

PGA Tour Struggles Without Tiger

As the PGA Tour kicks off this week at Torrey Pines in San Diego, the reality of a season without Tiger Woods is on full display.  Ticket sales are down, fewer hospitality tents have been sold, TV ratings are expected to dwindle and the title sponsor of the event, Zurich Financial Services, is paying just […]  More

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