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Audience Analysis: PGA Championship Final Round Lowest Since '12; Yanks-Sox Up Big

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 08 / 18 / 17

CBS finished with 4.91 million viewers for the final round of the PGA Championship, marking the least-viewed Sunday for the major since ’12, when it went up against the London Games. The only other PGA final round in the past decade to draw fewer viewers was in '08, which also was played oppos...

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