Tour Championship nearly doubles TV rating

Monday, September 28, 2009

NBC Sports released its overnight ratings for the Tour Championship, and the news is good.

The network says it earned a 3.3. rating, which was an 83 percent increase from a year ago when Tiger Woods wasn’t in the field and the FedEx Cup had already been decided. Last year, the final round of the Tour Championship received an overnight rating of 1.8.

The Saturday overnight rating was 2.4, up from 1.3 last year.

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