Ryder Cup TV ratings best since 1999
The Ryder Cup's final day drew its highest preliminary TV rating since the last big comeback 13 years ago, NBC Sports said on Monday.
Sunday's coverage earned a 4.1 overnight rating and 9 share, NBC told the Associated Press. That was the best since a 6.3/15 for the U.S. comeback in 1999 in Brookline, Mass.
The preliminary rating was up 21 percent from the last Ryder Cup in the United States, a 3.4 for the U.S. victory at Valhalla in Louisville, Ky., in 2008.
Ratings represent the percentage of all homes with televisions tuned to a program. Shares represent the percentage of all homes with TVs in use at the time. Overnight ratings measure the country's largest markets.