US Open Golf Ratings, 1971-2008

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July 7th, 2008

When Tiger Woods Wins, So Do Golf Ratings

Updating our US Open Golf chart and table with 2008 results continues to demonstrate that Tiger Woods = golf ratings win. Now that Tiger is out for the rest of this year, woe be to the broadcasters.

Full 1971-2008 US Open Golf TV Ratings Detail:


Year Viewers HH Rating Share Telecasts Network Winner
1971   6.4 25 2 ABC Lee Trevino
1972   9.1 28 2 ABC Jack Nicklaus
1973   9.0 30 2 ABC Johnny Miller
1974   7.3 25 2 ABC Hale Irwin
1975   6.8 23 3 ABC Lou Graham
1976   7.3 23 2 ABC Jerry Pate
1977   5.5 21 2 ABC Hubert Green
1978   5.8 22 2 ABC Andy North
1979   5.2 19 2 ABC Hale Irwin
1980   6.1 20 2 ABC Jack Nicklaus
1981   7.5 25 2 ABC David Graham
1982   6.9 21 2 ABC Tom Watson
1983   5.9 18 3 ABC Larry Nelson
1984   5.9 17 3 ABC Fuzzy Zoeller*
1985   6.3 19 2 ABC Andy North
1986   5.6 19 2 ABC Raymond Floyd
1987 8.85 6.8 19 2 ABC Scott Simpson
1988 5.31 4.3 13 5 ABC Curtis Strange*
1989 6.41 5.0 16 2 ABC Curtis Strange
1990 6.30 5.1 17 3 ABC Hale Irwin*
1991 5.30 4.4 14 3 ABC Payne Stewart*
1992 3.63 5.7 17 2 ABC Tom Kite
1993 5.86 4.8 16 2 ABC Lee Janzen
1994 5.76 4.6 15 3 ABC Ernie Els*
1995 6.26 5.0 17 2 NBC Corey Pavin
1996 5.32 4.2 14 4 NBC Steve Jones
1997 7.09 5.5 18 4 NBC Ernie Els
1998 5.91 4.6 14 4 NBC Lee Janzen
1999 6.69 5.1 16 4 NBC Payne Stewart
2000 8.24 6.0 16 4 NBC Tiger Woods
2001 7.62 5.5 16 4 NBC Retief Goosen*
2002 10.75 7.5 20 2 NBC Tiger Woods
2003 5.72 4.2 12 4 NBC Jim Furyk
2004 6.31 4.4 13 4 NBC Retief Goosen
2005 5.82 4.2 12 4 NBC Michael Campbell
2006 5.00 3.5 9 4 NBC Geoff Ogilvy
2007 6.49 4.5 12 4 NBC Angel Cabrera
2008 7.83 5.3 13 5 NBC Tiger Woods*

*playoff

Nielsen TV Ratings Data: ©2008 Nielsen Media Research, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

 
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