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Overnight Rating for Final Round at ANA Inspiration Up 30% Year-Over-Year

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Yesterday’s live final round coverage of the ANA Inspiration – golf’s first major championship of 2017 – saw Golf Channel earn a .43 overnight rating (5:15-10P EST), +30% year-over-year vs. 2016. Coverage peaked at a .63 (9:15-9:30P EST) during the playoff between Lexi Thompson and eventual winner So Yeon Ryu. The overnight rating marks the second-highest mark in the final round at this event since moving to Golf Channel in 2011, and becomes the highest-rated final round LPGA Tour telecast on cable since the 2016 KPMG Women’s PGA Championship final round on Golf Channel (.46 overnight rating).

Following a four-stroke penalty that was assessed after Thompson completed the 12th hole on Sunday, coverage spiked 20% for the remainder of the live telecast.