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 Second-round coverage of US Open down from 2010, 2012 which also aired in primetime

June 20, 2015

In its first year televising the U.S. Open Golf Championship it’s convenient for Fox to compare its numbers to last year’s, but this results in an apples-to-oranges comparison since this year’s tournament is being played on the west coast and airing in primetime in the east coast and last year’s tournament didn’t. The last time the tournament was played on the west coast and aired in primetime on the east coast was…