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Overnight Ratings: CBS Sees Spike For PGA Tour Coverage; Fox Up For UFC

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 04 / 20 / 15

CBS was the beneficiary of Jordan Spieth's win at The Masters last week, despite Spieth not winning the event and CBS not having live coverage on Sunday. The net drew a 2.6 overnight rating for the final round of the PGA Tour RBC Heritage yesterday, marking the event's best Sunday figure for the ev...

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