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Volume 25 No. 28

Research and Ratings

CBS saw ratings increase for its coverage of the PGA Tour RBC Heritage over the weekend, despite yesterday's final round being shown on tape delay because of impending inclement weather. The net drew a 2.0 overnight rating for the final round, which saw Sotashi Kodaira beat Si-Woo Kim in a three-hole playoff for his first PGA Tour win. Yesterday's rating is up 33% from a 1.5 last year, when Wesley Bryan won the event on Easter Sunday. Yesterday's final round was the highest-rated since Jim Furyk's win in '15 drew a 2.6. Saturday coverage on CBS drew a 1.4 overnight, up 27% from a 1.1 in '17. It was also the highest third round since '15 (1.6 overnight). Ratings from Greensboro and Detroit were not included due to a Nielsen delay.

The chart below lists overnight ratings from weekend sports telecasts on broadcast TV.

TELECAST
DATE
NET
TIME (ET)
RATING
"World of X Games: Brian Deegan Story"
4/14
ABC
1:30-2:30pm
0.7
"NBA Countdown"
4/14
ABC
2:30-3:00pm
1.2
NBA Western Conference First Round: Spurs-Warriors: Game 1
4/14
ABC
3:00-5:30pm
3.3
PGA Tour: RBC Heritage: Third Round
4/14
CBS
3:00-6:00pm
1.4
WeatherTech Sports Car Championship: Long Beach
4/14
Fox
4:00-6:00pm
0.4
"UFC on Fox 29" prelims
4/14
Fox
6:00-8:00pm
0.7
"UFC on Fox 29": Poirier d. Gaethje
4/14
Fox
8:00-10:15pm
1.4
EPL: Liverpool-Bournemouth
4/14
NBC
12:30-2:45pm
0.7
NHL Conference Quarterfinals (regional)*
4/14
NBC
2:45-6:00pm
1.3
NHL Eastern Conference Quarterfinals: Maple Leafs-Bruins: Game 2
4/14
NBC
8:00-11:00pm
1.3
"NBA Countdown"
4/15
ABC
3:00-3:30pm
1.0
NBA Eastern Conference First Round: Pacers-Cavaliers: Game 1
4/15
ABC
3:30-6:00pm
4.4
PBR: Tacoma Invitational
4/15
CBS
2:00-3:00pm
0.6
PGA Tour: RBC Heritage: Final Round ^
4/15
CBS
3:00-6:00pm
2.0
Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series: Food City 500 (Bristol) ^^
4/15
Fox
1:30-4:15pm
2.3
"Laureus Sports Awards" (taped)
4/15
NBC
2:00-3:00pm
0.4
NHL Eastern Conference Quarterfinals: Penguins-Flyers: Game 3
4/15
NBC
3:00-6:00pm
1.6
NOTES: * = Includes Avalanche-Predators Game 2 and Devils-Lightning Game 2. CNBC airing other regionalized coverage. ^ = Final round was on tape delay due to weather. ^^ = Race finish delayed until Monday due to weather
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