Final Round of TOUR Championship on NBC up 233 percent over last year
Sports’ final round coverage of THE TOUR Championship on Sunday (1:30-6:07 p.m.
ET), the culmination of the inaugural PGA TOUR Playoffs for the FedEx Cup,
earned a 3.0 national rating and a 7 share, a 233 percent increase over last
year’s final round of the tournament on ABC (0.9/2, 1-5 p.m. ET, 11/5/06).
Tiger Woods won THE TOUR Championship in
to become the first name engraved on the FedEx Cup, with a four-round score of
257, a career-best and the third lowest total in PGA TOUR history. The victory
was the 61st of Woods’ career moving him one behind Arnold Palmer for fourth
place all time.
Saturday’s third round coverage on NBC earned a 2.6/7, an 86 percent increase
over ABC’s Saturday coverage in 2006 (1.4/3). NBC’s two-day average of 2.8/7
showed a 155 percent jump from ABC’s two-day average last year (1.1/2).
After a one-week hiatus, Woods will join Phil Mickelson and the best American
players in team competition against Vijay Singh and the top players from
Europe in the Presidents Cup. NBC
will broadcast 18 hours of live coverage from
Montreal, Saturday, Sept. 29, 8 a.m.-6 p.m.
and Sunday, Sept. 30, Noon-6 p.m.