or


[04/08/11 - 01:03 PM]
ESPN's Thursday Masters Coverage Averages 2.55 Million Viewers
ESPN spins the numbers for Thursday, April 7.

[via press release from ESPN]

ESPN's Thursday Masters Coverage Averages 2.55 Million Viewers

ESPN's live coverage of the 2011 Masters Tournament on Thursday, April 7, from 3-7:30 p.m. averaged 2,550,000 viewers with a 2.1 rating based on fast nationals, according to the Nielsen Company.

As expected, viewership did not match the record-breaking ratings and audience for last year's first round of the Masters, which featured Tiger Woods' return to golf and was the most-viewed golf telecast in cable history.

"What happened last year was an anomaly," said John Wildhack, ESPN executive vice president, programming acquisition and strategy. "Tiger's return was not just sports page news, but front page news around the world."

The 2010 Thursday telecast, which also included much of Woods' opening round, earned a 4.0 national household coverage rating and averaged 4,936,000 viewers. Because of his early tee time on Thursday this year, Woods was already on the 15th hole when ESPN's telecast began.

Ratings were more in line with the 2009 telecast of the first round, which earned a 2.8 rating, and the 2008 rating of 2.2, both for three-hour telecasts. ESPN's coverage of the first two rounds this year is an hour longer each day than in the past three years, and a this year's Thursday telecast earned a 2.3 rating from 4-7:30 p.m., the timeslot for 2008-2010. The 2.3 rating for the timeslot was the highest ESPN has earned for Masters Tournament play that did not include Woods, who had finished his round by 4 p.m.





  [april 2011]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
     


· SHOWATCH
(series past and present)
· DEVWATCH
(series in development)
· MOVIEWATCH
(tv movies and mini-series)





most recent ratings | view all posts
[08/31/15 - 01:40 PM]
Bravo Media's "Below Deck" Earns Highest-Rated Season Premiere in Series History with 1.6 Million Total Viewers
Bravo further spins the numbers for Tuesday, August 25.

[08/31/15 - 08:40 AM]
Sunday's Broadcast Ratings: NFL Preseason Again Tops Charts, This Time for NBC
The Peacock's coverage of Cardinals/Raiders leads the night in both total viewers and adults 18-49.

[08/30/15 - 08:36 AM]
Saturday's Broadcast Ratings: CBS Rides NFL Preseason to Another Victory
Coverage of the Seahawks and the Chargers tops the charts in both total viewers and adults 18-49.

[08/30/15 - 08:31 AM]
Encore of "Saturday Night Live" Matches the Show's Highest Metered-Market Household Rating in 10 Weeks
NBC spins the numbers for Saturday, August 29.

[08/29/15 - 08:37 AM]
Friday's Broadcast Ratings: CBS Climbs to Top Spot with NFL Preseason
Coverage of the Lions at the Jaguars leads the night among total viewers and adults 18-49.

[08/29/15 - 08:34 AM]
Encore of "America's Got Talent" Ties for #2 in Its Time Period Among the Big 4 Networks in Men 18-34 and Men 18-49
NBC spins the numbers for Friday, August 28.

[08/28/15 - 08:47 AM]
"Food Fighters" Matches Its Season High in 18-49
NBC spins the numbers for Thursday, August 27.

[08/28/15 - 08:38 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: "Big Brother," "Big Bang" Continue Win Streak for CBS
The Eye has won the past 11 Thursdays among total viewers and adults 18-49.

[08/27/15 - 11:09 AM]
Jimmy Fallon Tops His Broadcast Competition for the Late-Night Ratings Week of Aug. 17-21 in All Key Categories
NBC spins the late-night numbers for the week of August 17-21.

[08/27/15 - 08:53 AM]
"The Carmichael Show" Is the Most-Watched Summer Comedy Debut Since 2007, Wins the Slot Among the Big 4 in Adults 18-49
NBC spins the numbers for Wednesday, August 26.

[08/27/15 - 08:43 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: CBS Tops Viewers, Shares Demo Crown with NBC
"America's Got Talent" is the most-watched series while "Big Brother" leads the adults 18-49 race.

[08/26/15 - 08:42 AM]
NBC Wins Tuesday Among the Big 4 in All Key Measures, Sweeps Six of Six Half-Hours Among Those Nets in Adults 18-49
NBC spins the numbers for Tuesday, August 25.

[08/26/15 - 08:27 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC Tops Viewers, Demos for Sixth Consecutive Week
"America's Got Talent" paves the way for another victory by the Peacock.

[08/25/15 - 01:03 PM]
"48 Hours: Decades of Deceit" Is Saturday's #1 Broadcast at 10:00 PM with Adults 25-54, Adults 18-49 and Viewers
CBS spins the numbers for Saturday, August 22.

[08/25/15 - 09:03 AM]
"Live with Kelly and Michael" Is the Week's No. 1 Syndie Talker in All Key Measures
Disney/ABC Domestic Television spins the numbers for the week of August 10-14.