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Overnight Ratings: Tiger Woods' Return Gives NBC's Hero World Challenge A Boost

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 12 / 05 / 16

NBC yesterday drew a 1.1 overnight rating for the Hero World Challenge, which saw the return of Tiger Woods to competitive golf for the first time since August ’15. The event, which saw Hideki Matsuyama win, was up from a 0.7 for Bubba Watson’s win last year, and up from a 0.8 for Jo...

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