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Sunday, September 23rd, 2018
SATURDAY’S THIRD ROUND OF THE TOUR CHAMPIONSHIP ON NBC SPORTS HIGHEST-RATED IN 15 YEARS
3.14 Overnight Rating on NBC Highest-Rated TOUR Championship Telecast Since 2009
Tiger Woods Leads by 3 Heading into Today’s Final Round, Live Coverage on Golf Channel Until 1:30 p.m. ET, Continuing on NBC Sports From 1:30-6 p.m. ET
ATLANTA, (Sept. 23, 2018) – NBC Sports’ third-round coverage of the TOUR Championship on Saturday (2:30-6:30 p.m. ET) delivered a 3.14 overnight rating (+142% vs. 2017), highest-rated round 3 TOUR Championship telecast in 15 years and highest-rated round 3 of any FedExCup Playoffs event on-record (2007-18). In addition, Saturday’s telecast is the highest-rated TOUR Championship telecast overall for any round since 2009. Coverage peaked from 6:15-6:30 p.m. ET with a 4.25 overnight rating.
Golf Channel’s round 3 lead-in coverage posted a .75 overnight rating (+63% vs. 2017), 2nd highest-rated lead-in telecast on Golf Channel at the TOUR Championship on-record (2007-18) behind only 2012 (.85).
Golf Channel and NBC Sports Digital accumulated more than 10.9 million streaming minutes of Saturday’s coverage at the TOUR Championship, +507% vs 2017 and the most-minutes streamed for a Saturday golf round (excluding major championships) on-record (2013-18).
Tiger Woods leads the TOUR Championship by 3 strokes at 12-under par over Rory McIlroy and Justin Rose heading into today’s final round. Woods and McIlroy are paired together for the final round – the first time in PGA TOUR history they are paired together for a final round. Live coverage airs on Golf Channel until 1:30 p.m. ET, continuing on NBC Sports from 1:30-6 p.m. ET. Golf Central will recap today’s final round on Golf Channel from 6-7 p.m. ET.
-NBC Sports Group-