Tiger Woods’s Masters win delivers high ratings for CBS

The final round of the Masters aired at 9 a.m. due to the threat of rain Sunday.

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Tiger Woods's Masters victory on Sunday earned CBS high ratings. –The Associated Press

Tiger Woods’s first victory at the Masters in 14 years was a ratings bonanza for CBS, even with a weather-adjusted morning start time.

CBS’s final round coverage of the Masters, which aired at 9 a.m. due to the threat of rain, delivered a 7.7 rating and 21 share for the network.

The network said it was the highest-rated morning golf broadcast in 34 years.

It was the highest-rated golf broadcast since the final round of last year’s Masters.

That earned an 8.7 rating, but it aired in the afternoon, a more desirable viewership window.

Sunday’s final round peaked with a 12.1/28 rating/share from 2:15-2:30 p.m.


CBS’s encore presentation of the final round earned a 3.4/8 rating/share, the third-highest rated golf broadcast-to-date on any network this year behind only Saturday’s live third round and Sunday’s final round of the Masters.