As released by Nielsen Media Research on Tuesday, NBCs weekend coverage from Southern Hills drew a national rating of 6.2 with a 17 percent share.
Since 1987, the rating ranks as the third highest ever in United States Open history. The all-time highest ratings came at last years Woods-victory from Pebble Beach, which garnished a 6.7 rating with an 18 percent share. The second highest occurred during Scott Simpsons win in 1987 ' a 6.5 rating with a 19 percent share.
Each rating point represents 1,080,000 households, or 1 percent of the nations 100.8 million homes with televisions.
Mondays deciding playoff between Retief Goosen and Mark Brooks drew a rating of 4.0 with a 12 percent share.
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