Tiger Woods juices ratings for PGA championship

first_imgPalace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs Tiger Woods chips onto 14th green during the final round of the PGA Championship golf tournament at Bellerive Country Club, Sunday, Aug. 12, 2018, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)NEW YORK — There’s nothing like a late charge from Tiger Woods to juice the ratings of a major golf tournament.CBS reached 8.5 million viewers Sunday for final-round competition at the PGA Championship from St. Louis, a whopping 73 percent increase from the 4.9 million people who watched the same tournament’s conclusion in 2017, the Nielsen company said.ADVERTISEMENT Fox News Channel was the week’s most popular cable network, averaging 2.13 million viewers. MSNBC had 1.71 million viewers, HGTV had 1.33 million, USA had 1.29 million and History had 1.09 million.ABC’s “World News Tonight” topped the evening newscasts with an average of 7.9 million viewers. NBC’s “Nightly News” was second with 7.3 million and the “CBS Evening News” had 5.5 million.For the week of Aug. 6-12, the top 10 shows, their networks and viewerships: “America’s Got Talent,” NBC, 11.04 million; “60 Minutes,” CBS, 8.21 million; “The Bachelorette,” ABC, 6.72 million; “Celebrity Family Feud,” ABC, 5.79 million; “Big Brother” (Sunday), CBS, 5.74 million; “Big Brother” (Wednesday), CBS, 5.64 million; “NCIS,” CBS, 5.26 million; “Big Brother” (Thursday), CBS, 5.15 million; “American Ninja Warrior,” NBC, 5.02 million; “World of Dance,” NBC, 4.75 million.ADVERTISEMENT Peza offers relief to ecozone firms Woods was the difference. The old hero was playing his best golf in years, leading to a second-place finish against champion Brooks Koepka. Koepka may have won, but crowds and newspaper headlines followed Woods.They were the best ratings for a PGA championship since 2009. Viewership peaked in the last half-hour of the tourney, when 12.3 million people were watching, Nielsen said.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’It was a typical midsummer week for prime-time television, dominated by games of singing, dancing and interpersonal manipulation. NBC’s “America’s Got Talent” led the way with 11 million viewers.NBC won the week in prime-time, averaging 4.1 million viewers. ABC had 3.9 million viewers, CBS had 3.8 million, Fox had 1.7 million, ION Television had 1.4 million, Telemundo had 1.2 million, Univision had 1.1 million and the CW averaged 800,000 viewers. Gov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taal Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ LATEST STORIES DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced View comments MOST READ Court dismisses Rick Pitino’s lawsuit against Adidas Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’last_img read more

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