Tiger Watching TV Ratings Jump 36 Percent


2007 U.S. OpenNEW YORK -- The final round of the U.S. Open drew 2.5 million more viewers than last year.
Sunday's coverage on NBC earned a 6.4 national rating and 16 share, up 36 percent from the 4.7/12 after Tiger Woods missed the cut in 2006.
The broadcast averaged 9.54 million viewers as Angel Cabrera held off Woods for the victory. It was the highest-rated final round since 2002, when 13.1 million viewers watched Woods win at Bethpage.
The rating is the percentage watching a telecast among homes with televisions, and the share is the percentage tuned into a broadcast among those households with televisions on at the time. A ratings point represents 1,114,000 households.
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