It was the highest-rated non-major golf broadcast in nearly five years.
With Tiger Woods in contention on Sunday, NBC’s coverage of the Valspar Championship was the highest-rated non-major golf broadcast in nearly five years.
The final round earned a 5.11 overnight rating, which was up 190% over last year, according to a Golf Channel news release. Sunday’s round ranks as the highest non-major golf broadcast since the 2013 Players Championship, which was won by Woods.
Woods shot 70 and tied for second one shot behind Paul Casey. It was the first time since 2013 that Woods broke par in all four rounds in a tournament.
The Valspar Championship was streamed for 27.2 million minutes across all platforms, the most streamed PGA Tour event for the network. Sunday’s final round was streamed 15.4 million minutes, which was up 1060% over last year.
Golf Channel says Sunday’s round of the Valspar on NBC was up 28% over the final round of the 2015 Wyndham Championship, the last time Woods was in contention on a Sunday.