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Saturday, September 29th, 2018
GOLF CHANNEL’S RYDER CUP COVERAGE ON FRIDAY FROM PARIS UP 12% VS. 2014, LAST EUROPEAN RYDER CUP VENUE
Golf Channel’s Streaming Up 175% vs. 2014, Up 9% vs. 2016
PARIS, (Sept. 29, 2018) – Golf Channel’s Day One coverage of the Ryder Cup from Le Golf National outside Paris on Friday (2:00 a.m. – 12:19 p.m. ET) posted a Total Audience Delivery (TAD) of 765k average viewers across a 10+ hour telecast, up 12% vs. 2014 (685k, Gleneagles, Scotland, last European Ryder Cup venue). Golf Channel’s average viewership posted 732k persons 2+, up 9% vs. 2014 (673k). Streaming garnered 20.6 million minutes, up 160% vs. 2014 (7.9m) and a 33k average minute audience, up 175% vs. 2014 (12k).
Additional highlights include:
- Television viewership peaked with 1.06 million average viewers from 9:15-9:30 a.m. ET.
- Coverage of the first session of four-ball matches was up 46% vs. 2014 (2-8 a.m. ET, 613k vs. 421k avg. viewers).
- From 2-6 a.m. ET, Golf Channel posted its best average viewership ever in this time period (489k avg. viewers).
- Friday’s streaming average minute audience was up 9% vs. 2016 (29k) at Hazeltine Golf Club outside Minneapolis, the last U.S. Ryder Cup venue.
*Live Final Day coverage of the Ryder Cup begins at 6 a.m. ET on NBC with the Sunday singles session. Europe leads U.S. 10-6 going into the Ryder Cup’s final day.*
Sunday Singles Matches (All Times Eastern)
Match #1 6:05 a.m. Justin Thomas (U.S.) vs. Rory McIlroy (EUR)
Match #2 6:17 a.m. Brooks Koepka (U.S.) vs. Paul Casey (EUR)
Match #3 6:29 a.m. Webb Simpson (U.S.) vs. Justin Rose (EUR)
Match #4 6:41 a.m. Tiger Woods (U.S.) vs. Jon Rahm (EUR)
Match #5 6:53 a.m. Tony Finau (U.S.) vs. Tommy Fleetwood (EUR)
Match #6 7:05 a.m. Dustin Johnson (U.S.) vs. Ian Poulter (EUR)
Match #7 7:17 a.m. Jordan Spieth (U.S.) vs. Thorbjorn Olesen (EUR)
Match #8 7:29 a.m. Rickie Fowler (U.S.) vs. Sergio Garcia (EUR)
Match #9 7:41 a.m. Phil Mickelson (U.S.) vs. Francesco Molinari (EUR)
Match #10 7:53 a.m. Patrick Reed (U.S.) vs. Tyrrell Hatton (EUR)
Match #11 8:05 a.m. Bubba Watson (U.S.) vs. Henrik Stenson (EUR)
Match #12 8:17 a.m. Byrson DeChambeau (U.S.) vs. Alex Noren (EUR)
Source: Nielsen, Live + Same Day US HH Rtgs and P2+ Avg 000’s, and Adobe Site Catalyst. Details available.
-NBC Sports Group-