Tiger Woods’ first PGA Tour victory in over five years was a ratings bonanza for NBC. The final round of the Tour Championship earned a 4.4 overnight rating on NBC – up 193 per cent from the final round a year ago.
The final round also proved to be the highest-rated non-NFL sporting event on US television for the weekend. It also broke the record for the highest-rated PGA Tour FedEx Cup play-off event, besting the mark from 2007.
The viewership peaked between 5.30-6pm Eastern Time, when Woods was wrapping up the tournament. That half-hour block earned a 7.2 overnight rating.