Update: CBS said the final round coverage on Sunday averaged 14 million viewers according to Nielsen fast national ratings. Up big from last year’s 11.1 million when Tiger didn’t play but down from the 14.7 million in 2013. Viewing peaked at 17.7 million from 6:30-7p ET. In the fast nationals (which encompass all 210 Nielsen markets, the overnight ratings are only for the top 56 markets) the final round averaged an 8.7/9 household rating share.
CBS’s final-round coverage of The Masters averaged a 9.6/20 overnight rating/share up 23% from last year’s 7.8 when Tiger didn’t play in the tournament. But it was down a little (6%) from the final round 10.2 overnight in 2013 where Tiger was in contention on Sunday and ultimately tied for 4th place.
The 2013 final-round also featured two extra sudden death playoff holes where Adam Scott won out over Angel Cabrera.