CBS Sports received a 9.1 rating and a 22 share on a day when Johnson earned his first green jacket by beating Tiger Woods, Retief Goosen and Rory Sabbatini by two shots, Nielsen Media Research said Tuesday.
That was 8 percent higher than the final round last year (8.4/19), when Phil Mickelson won his second Masters. Mickelson won his first Masters in 2004 on Easter, and the national rating was 7.3/19.
Coverage of the final round peaked at 11.3/25 from 6 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., when Woods was two shots back and in the last group.
Third-round coverage Saturday drew a national rating of 5.9/13, the highest for a third round since a 6.4/17 in 2002 when Woods tied with Goosen for the lead. A year ago, when the third round was delayed because of rain, the rating was 4.9/12.
A ratings point represents 1,096,000 households, or 1 percent of the nation's estimated 109.6 million TV homes. The share is the percentage of in-use televisions tuned to a given show.
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