Weekend ratings suggest major interest in the PGA championship played in our own backyard.
Overnight ratings for WDJT-TV (Channel 58) during the CBS telecast of the 97th PGA championship rounds at the Whistling Straits course in Haven, Wisconsin were approximately double those over last year’s telecast, which was played at the Valhalla Golf Club in Louisville, Ky.
Obviously local viewers felt invested by the fact that the championship was played nearby.
The numbers below were updated to reflect final ratings:
On Saturday afternoon, the telecast drew a 5.3 rating. On Sunday, the final round earned a 10.2 rating meaning it was viewed by approximately 88,064 television homes.
A local rating point is the equivalent of 8,932 television homes
The ratings reached a high of 16.2 at about 6 p.m. as an emotional Jason Day won the championship by scoring a 20 under par, a major championship record.
He broke into tears on the 18th hole, and after his last shot was greeted by his young son and wife.
Last year’s ratings locally were a 2.5 and a 5.1.
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