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TNT reports huge ratings increase for 2005 PGA Grand Slam of Golf

The 2005 PGA Grand Slam of Golf, which featured a marquee field of Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson, Michael Campbell and Vijay Singh, experienced double-digit growth in key demos for TNT's 15th consecutive year of televising the invitation-only tournament.

PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. -- Turner Network Television (TNT), home of the 2005 PGA Grand Slam of Golf, experienced a 47-percent ratings growth (0.8 U.S. rating in 2005 vs. 0.6 in 2004) and delivered double-digit growth in key demos for Turner's 15th consecutive year of televising the two-day invitation-only tournament.

The PGA of America event, which featured the dynamic field of the year's four major winners -- Tiger Woods (Masters and British Open), Phil Mickelson (PGA Championship), Michael Campbell (U.S. Open) and alternate Vijay Singh (three-time major champion) -- also boasted a 47-percent increase in household delivery over the year prior (848,000 homes in 2005 vs. 575,000 in 2004) and scored a 92-percent increase in males 18-49, an 81-percent increase in males 25-54 and a 78-percent increase in adults 18-49. The 2005 tournament was televised on TNT Nov. 21 at 7 p.m. ET and Nov. 22 at 6 p.m. ET, marking the tournament's return to primetime for the first time in three years.

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