The final round of the Masters drew its second-highest preliminary television rating in 10 years.
The finish Sunday didn’t match last year’s rating, when Tiger Woods returned from a five-month layoff after revelations of infidelity and finished fourth. But with Woods surging into contention amid a crowded leaderboard, the coverage drew the best rating other than 2010 for the past decade.
The 2011 Masters will go down in history as providing one of the most exciting final rounds in major championship history.
CBS said Monday the average overnight rating was a 10.4 with a 22 share, up 18 percent from 2009. Last year was a 12.0/25.
Ratings represent the percentage of all homes with televisions tuned into a program. Shares represent the percentage of all homes with TVs in use at the time. Overnight ratings measure the country’s largest markets.