U.S. Open Golf final round viewing down 43% vs last open played on West Coast

June 22, 2015

Sunday’s coverage on Fox averaged 6.7 million viewers. That was down from 9.6 million when the U.S. Open was last played on the West Coast in 2012, which allows for the final holes to be played in prime time in much of the country.  Via AP Update: here’s the press release from Fox Sports, it only notes the average viewership in primetime for the final round (the number above is for…


Fox’s Saturday U.S. Open third-round viewership pales in comparison to 2012 (last time it was in primetime)

June 21, 2015

Jordan Spieth golf superstar? Not so much yet, at least as far as TV ratings are concerned. Fox’s Saturday U.S. Open Golf Championship viewership fared 33% better than NBC’s coverage last year, which included no primetime coverage. But compared to the last time the tournament included primetime coverage the numbers were down 44% (4.2 million viewer average this year vs 7.6 million viewer average for the third round in 2012). via…


Fox’s Friday U.S. Open Golf coverage averages 2.9 million viewers in primetime; 1.6 million for 8 hours on cable

June 20, 2015

Note: comparisons to recent years other than 2012, particularly for primetime viewing, are apples-to-oranges. 2012 was the last time the U.S. Open was played on the west coast and also the last time the open was telecast during primetime. Versus the 2012 telecast this year’s second round looks to be down a bit — 1.97 million viewer per minute average for the whole day versus 2.909 million in 2012. It’s even…


US Open Golf, LSU-TCU CWS, PTI lead cable sports nets for Thursday June 18, 2015

June 19, 2015

Eight hours of coverage of the U.S. Open Golf championship on Fox Sports 1 averaged 1.539 million viewers and a 0.2 adults 18-49 rating between noon and 8pm before coverage moved to the Fox broadcast network (will add the final viewership on Fox from 8-11p shortly) to lead cable sports programming for the day. The LSU-TCU College World Series game averaged 1.245 million viewers and a 0.4 adults 18-49 rating….