The Match becomes most-watched golf event in cable history

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It took a former NFL star, a current NFL star, two of world’s best golfers and a pandemic for The Match: Champions for Charity to become the most-watched golf event in cable TV history.

Turner Sports announced Monday that Sunday’s charity event featuring Peyton Manning and Tiger Woods’ 1-up victory over Tom Brady and Phil Mickelson drew an average of 5.8 million viewers. The peak came from 5:45 to 6 p.m. ET when 6.3 million people tuned in.

It was the No. 1 program of the day across all television, and it rivaled the numbers produced by the recent documentary on Michael Jordan.

The Last Dance, the most-watched documentary in ESPN history, drew an average of 5.6 million live viewers for 10 episodes over five weeks. The first episode on April 19 drew 6.3 million viewers.

As for The Match’s numbers, Brady and Manning were big draws for non-golf fans as was Americans’ hunger for live sports, something we have had to live without for most of the past 2 1/2 months.

7 responses to “The Match becomes most-watched golf event in cable history

  1. LOL, people are bored and starved for sports. The German soccer league (Bundesliga) has very good ratings. We have to stay safe though.

  2. I would watch the WNBA if available at this point. I would probably even lay off a bet on the game to keep it intresting.

  3. I’m surprised it was so popular considering all the other sports events being played.

  4. cletuspstillwaterjr says:
    May 25, 2020 at 7:09 pm
    I would watch the WNBA if available at this point. I would probably even lay off a bet on the game to keep it intresting.
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    I gotta be honest, the WNBA and MLB are probably 2 sports I still wouldn’t care to watch even right now. I’d rather waste my time watching random videos on YouTube.

  5. ibillwt says:
    May 25, 2020 at 10:39 pm
    the greatest golfer in history beat the greatest football player in history at golf.
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    NO WAY, because that “Greatest Golfer in History” trophy is still sitting in Jack’s trophy case, Woods isn’t close to getting it yet!

    TIGER JACK
    Tournaments won 80 71
    Majors won 14 17
    Major winning % 17.5 18.7
    Major top 5s 31 55
    Major top 10s 38 66
    Longest streak of top-5 in majors 6 7
    Longest streak of top-10 in majors 8 13

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