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Ratings up for a road Ryder Cup

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Ratings for NBC Sports’ coverage of the Ryder Cup from France were up all three days vs. 2014 in Scotland, the last year the Ryder Cup was staged in Europe.

NBC’s final-day coverage on Sunday posted a total audience delivery of 2.71 million viewers across a 5 1/2-hour telecast (7AM-12:30PM ET), up 23 percent vs. 2014 (2.21m, Gleneagles, Scotland).

“The crowds in Paris were not the only passionate fans of the Ryder Cup with viewership in the U.S. posting gains every day compared to four years ago in Scotland,” said Mike McCarley, president, Golf, NBC Sports. “Despite the overnight and morning hours, both TV and streaming coverage saw significant gains versus 2014, which was the first year Golf Channel covered the Ryder Cup as part of NBC Sports.”

NBC Sports’ Day 2 coverage of the Ryder Cup on Saturday (7AM-12:24PM ET) posted a total audience delivery of 2.31 million average viewers across a nearly 5 1/2-hour telecast, up 21 percent vs. 2014 (1.91m).

Golf Channel’s Day 1 coverage of the Ryder Cup on Friday (2AM-12:19PM ET) posted a TAD of 765,000 average viewers across a 10-plus-hour telecast, up 12 percent vs. 2014 (685,000).