To nobody’s surprise, Tiger Woods’s televised apology Friday morning was well watched on ESPN and The Golf Channel.
From 11am-11:20pm ET Woods’ apology averaged:
Fox News: 1.7 household rating, 2.06 Million average viewers
ESPN: 1.5 HH rating, 1.7 million viewers (that was about 4 times the average viewing for the 11am SportsCenter the previous week)
CNN: 0.8 Household Ratings, 833,000
Golf Channel: a 0.67 household rating and 745,000 – additional coverage between 10:30a-Noon averaged 521,000 viewers. The combined coverage ranked as Golf Channel’s best non-tournament coverage numbers since August 2009
Golf Channel’s coverage came in ahead of CNBC, MSNBC and ESPN2 according to MultiChannel News (though no data for those networks was available at that link).
We also have not yet seen the numbers for ABC, CBS and NBC which all televised the apology live on Friday morning, hopefully Nielsen will publish a combined rating for all the networks carrying the address on Monday.