With Tiger win, Memorial TV rating up 138 percent

Tiger Woods pumps his fist after making a birdie putt on the 18th hole during the final round of the Memorial golf tournament.
Tiger Woods pumps his fist after making a birdie putt on the 18th hole during the final round of the Memorial golf tournament. ( Associated Press )

Monday, June 4, 2012

NEW YORK – A Tiger Woods victory is still a big draw on TV.

With Woods rallying for a win Sunday, the Memorial Tournament had its highest-rated final round in eight years. CBS said Monday that the coverage earned a 3.8 rating and 9 share, up 138 percent from last year when Steve Stricker won.

Ratings represent the percentage of all homes with televisions tuned into a program. Shares represent the percentage of all homes with TVs in use at the time. Overnight ratings measure the country's largest markets.