or


[06/16/08 - 01:03 PM]
Primetime U.S. Open Earns Best Sunday Overnight in Six Years and Third Best in Open History
NBC spins the numbers for Sunday, June 15.

[via press release from NBC]

PRIMETIME U.S. OPEN EARNS BEST SUNDAY OVERNIGHT IN SIX YEARS AND THIRD BEST IN OPEN HISTORY

8.5 Rating Produces a 21% Increase Over Last Year

Best Rating for Any Network From 7-9 PM ET Since Academy Awards

LA JOLLA, Calif. � June 16, 2008 � NBC Sports primetime broadcast (3-9 p.m. ET) of yesterday's dramatic final round of the U.S. Open produced the highest overnight rating for the championship in six years, an 8.5 rating and 18 share, the third best Sunday rating in Open history and a 21 increase percent over last year (7.0/17). The rating peaked from 8:30-9 p.m. ET at a 13.5/24 as Tiger Woods birdied the 18th hole to force a playoff with Rocco Mediate.

The 11.4/17 overnight from 7-9 p.m. ET is the best in that time period for any network since ABC's Feb. 24 broadcast of the Academy Awards. The Open on NBC dominated the competition, more than doubling its closest competitor (CBS, 7-9 p.m. ET, 5.1/10) and earning NBC its best number in that time period since the 2006 Torino Olympic Games.

"We're excited by the results and appreciative of the stars led by Tiger and Rocco, who gave our viewers two of the most memorable days of golf in recent memory," said Dick Ebersol, Chairman, NBC Universal, Sports & Olympics. "I'm especially proud of Tommy Roy and our entire production team, who produced more than 32 hours of coverage over the five days for NBC and our cable partner ESPN."

TOP FIVE U.S. OPEN FINAL ROUND OVERNIGHT RATINGS:
1. 2002 Bethpage, 9.3/21 (Woods victory)
2. 2000 Pebble Beach, 8.8/21 (Woods victory)
3. 2008 Torrey Pines, 8.5/18 (Woods-Mediate playoff)
4. 1987 Olympic Club, 8.4/21 (Scott Simpson victory)
5. 1999 Pinehurst, 7.9/20 (Payne Stewart victory)

SUNDAY'S TOP 10 MARKETS:
1. San Diego, 14.0/34
2. Orlando, 13.0/23
3. Las Vegas, 12.3/23
4. Tampa, 12.2/24
T5. Fort Myers, 11.7/22
T5. Charlotte, 11.7/22
7. Washington, D.C., 11.5/25
8. Columbus, 11.1/24
9. Greensboro, 11.0/21
T9. St. Louis, 10.4/21
T9. Louisville, 10.4/21





  [june 2008]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S


· SHOWATCH
(series past and present)
· DEVWATCH
(series in development)
· MOVIEWATCH
(tv movies and mini-series)





most recent ratings | view all posts
[11/18/19 - 08:16 AM]
Sunday's Broadcast Ratings: "Sunday Night Football" Stays on Top for NBC
The Peacock holds onto top honors in both total viewers and adults 18-49.

[11/17/19 - 09:27 AM]
Saturday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC Pulls Back in Front with College Football
The Alphabet's weekly franchise tops both total viewers and adults 18-49.

[11/16/19 - 08:31 AM]
Friday's Broadcast Ratings: FOX Tops Demos; CBS Leads Total Viewers
"WWE SmackDown" powers the former to the adults 18-49 crown.

[11/15/19 - 08:12 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: "Thursday Night Football" Continues Its Reign
FOX overshadows the evening in both total viewers and adults 18-49.

[11/14/19 - 08:09 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: "CMA Awards" Put ABC in Front
The Alphabet's annual presentation is on par with a year ago among adults 18-49.

[11/13/19 - 08:13 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: "The Voice," "This Is Us" Top Demos for NBC
The Peacock wins the night among adults 18-49 while CBS is the most-watched network overall.

[11/12/19 - 08:15 AM]
Monday's Broadcast Ratings: FOX Takes Home Adults 18-49 Crown
"9-1-1" powers the network to the top spot in the key demographic.

[11/11/19 - 08:17 AM]
Sunday's Broadcast Ratings: "Sunday Night Football" Dominates for NBC
The Peacock's NFL franchise easily wins the night in all categories.

[11/10/19 - 09:14 AM]
Saturday's Broadcast Ratings: FOX Gets Boost from College Football
The network's primetime coverage leads the evening in both total viewers and adults 18-49.

[11/09/19 - 08:26 AM]
Friday's Broadcast Ratings: FOX, "SmackDown" Remain on Top in Demos
The network continues its reign among adults 18-49.

[11/08/19 - 08:12 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: No Stopping "Thursday Night Football"
FOX once again takes home top honors in total viewers and adults 18-49.

[11/08/19 - 06:47 AM]
FOX Sports Delivers Powerful Digital October with Most Video Views and Consumption Minutes in Its History
FOX Sports further spins the numbers for the month of October.

[11/07/19 - 08:12 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: "The Masked Singer" Continues Its Demo Reign
FOX's reality entry once again leads the night among adults 18-49.

[11/06/19 - 08:12 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC Tops Demos with "The Little Mermaid Live"
Said telecast dominates the evening among adults 18-49.

[11/05/19 - 08:25 AM]
Monday's Broadcast Ratings: FOX, NBC Share Demo Crown
Said duo and ABC all finish in a tight race among adults 18-49.