or


[04/13/13 - 01:23 PM]
ESPN Has Highest-Ever Friday Masters Ratings, Audience
ESPN spins the numbers for Friday, April 12.

[via press release from ESPN]

ESPN Has Highest-Ever Friday Masters Ratings, Audience

With an average of 4.2 million people watching, ESPN's live telecast of the 2013 Masters Tournament on Friday, April 12, was the highest-rated and most-viewed Friday coverage for the event on ESPN and the fourth-largest audience ever to watch golf on cable.

According to fast national data from the Nielsen Company, ESPN's telecast earned a 3.5 household coverage rating, surpassing the previous Friday coverage record of 3.3 set in 2010 and matched last year. The rating grew six percent from last year.

And just as with the telecast of Thursday's opening round, ESPN on Friday had double-digit increases in younger demographics, with a 25 percent jump in the Male 18-34 category and an 20 percent rise in the overall 18-34 demographic.

The viewership record average of 4.2 million for Friday's coverage of second round Masters play was up four percent from the previous record average of 4.1 million for last year's event.

The viewership for the 2013 Friday telecast ranks fourth all-time for golf audiences on cable, exceeded only by ESPN's coverage of Thursday play in the 2010 Masters (4.9 million when Tiger Woods made his return to golf), ESPN's telecast of the 2008 U.S. Open playoff (4.8 million) and ESPN's telecast of the final round of The Open Championship in 2012 (4.227 million).

ESPN's two-day average rating for the Masters was a 2.9, an increase of four percent from last year's 2.8, while the average viewership for the two days was also up four percent from 3.4 million in 2012 to 3.5 million in 2013. The two-day viewership average was ESPN's second-highest for the Masters, exceeded only by 4.4 million for Woods' return in 2010.

The ESPN 3D Network will have a live telecast of the final round of the Masters on Sunday from 4-7 p.m. ET while SportsCenter and ESPN.com will continue to report from the Masters throughout the weekend.





  [april 2013]  
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
[08/15/17 - 11:21 AM]
Hallmark Movies & Mysteries' Newest "Garage Sale Mystery Month" Premiere Scores as Highest-Rated and Most-Watched Telecast in Network History
The Hallmark Channel spins the numbers for the week of August 7-13.

[08/15/17 - 10:02 AM]
"Younger" Continues to Break All-Time Series Records with Highest-Rated and Most-Watched Episode Ever
TV Land further spins the numbers for Wednesday, August 9.

[08/15/17 - 08:28 AM]
Monday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC, "Bachelor in Paradise" Win Demo Crown
The Alphabet narrowly edges NBC and "American Ninja Warrior" among adults 18-49.

[08/14/17 - 01:27 PM]
USA Network's "The Sinner" Is the #1 New Cable Series Year-to-Date in P18-49, P25-54 and P2+ in L3
USA further spins the numbers for the series to date.

[08/14/17 - 08:42 AM]
Sunday's Broadcast Ratings: CBS, "Big Brother" Continue Sunday Reign
The Eye has won the adults 18-49 crown for seven consecutive Sundays.

[08/13/17 - 08:32 AM]
Saturday's Broadcast Ratings: CBS Tops Viewers, Shares Demo Crown with NBC
The Peacock's "Dateline Saturday Night Mystery" leads the night in both categories.

[08/12/17 - 08:46 AM]
Friday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC Wins Tight Demo Race
The Peacock gets another boost from preseason NFL coverage last night.

[08/11/17 - 12:58 PM]
E!'s "Life of Kylie" Series Premiere Delivers the Highest-Rated New Docuseries Launch of 2017
E! further spins the numbers for Sunday, August 6.

[08/11/17 - 08:11 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: CBS, "Big Brother" Hold Off Competition
All the broadcast networks get a boost from NFL preseason coverage in local markets.

[08/10/17 - 08:20 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: "Got Talent" Recap Puts NBC on Top
The Peacock wins the night in total viewers and adults 18-49.

[08/09/17 - 01:03 PM]
Travel Channel's "Man v. Food" Premieres with Winning Ratings
Travel Channel spins the numbers for Monday, August 7.

[08/09/17 - 08:13 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC, "America's Got Talent" Continue Their Reign
The Peacock once again tops the night by a wide margin.

[08/08/17 - 12:17 PM]
Hallmark Channel's Annual "Summer Nights" Programming Event Boosts Network to #1 in Prime Time
The Hallmark Channel spins the numbers for the week of July 31-August 6.

[08/08/17 - 08:33 AM]
Monday's Broadcast Ratings: "Bachelorette" Finale Puts ABC on Top
The Alphabet easily wins the evening among total viewers and adults 18-49.

[08/07/17 - 02:12 PM]
Premiere of Disney's "Descendants 2" Posts 10.9 Million Total Viewers in L+7, Joins "Descendants" as the Top 2 Cable TV Telecasts in Four Years Among Major Youth Demographics
Disney Channel further spins the numbers for Friday, July 21.