GOLF CHANNEL Scores Big With Record-Setting Presidents Cup Ratings


GOLF CHANNEL’s first-ever telecast of The Presidents Cup was the most-watched cable coverage in the history of the event.

GOLF CHANNEL’s two-day average of The Presidents Cup was a 1.3 household rating. Thursday delivered an average 1.2 million total viewers, while Friday’s total viewers topped 1.4 million (source: Nielsen Media Research).

Additionally, both Thursday and Friday set records for GOLF CHANNEL’s highest “Total Day” rating (6am-6am) ever in a 4th Quarter.

The Presidents Cup is the latest in a string of “cup-related” ratings successes for GOLF CHANNEL. The network recently celebrated its highest-rated 3rd quarter ever – led by record-setting cable coverage of The Solheim Cup in August – and saw its ratings for early round coverage of the PGA TOUR’s FedExCup up 15 percent versus 2008 (and +5% vs. 2007).

Off the air, has ranked as the number-one golf site on the Internet in six of the past eight months (source: comScore).


GOLF CHANNEL(, co-founded by Arnold Palmer and a subsidiary of Comcast Corporation (NASDAQ: CMCSA, CMCSK), is available in more than 120 million homes worldwide through cable, satellite and wireless companies. GOLF CHANNEL features a programming schedule that includes more live golf coverage than all other networks combined, as well as news, instruction and original productions. In addition to more than 40 PGA TOUR events and at least 15 European Tour events per year, GOLF CHANNEL also televises a generous schedule of events from the LPGA Tour, Champions Tour and Nationwide Tour. In 2009, more than 2,100 hours will air in high definition, including tournaments and all-new original series, highlighted by marquee events like The Presidents Cup and The Solheim Cup. Also featured is a generous mix of other competition from the USGA and PGA of America. Beginning in 2010, GOLF CHANNEL will be the exclusive television or cable home of all the world’s major tours.

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