return of Tiger Woods to the Masters winner for the television networks | Entertainment

NEW YORK (AP) — Tiger Woods may not have won the Masters golf tournament, but his emotional return from injury was certainly a winner for the television networks that followed him.

CBS’ final round coverage of the venerable tournament on Sunday averaged 10.17 million viewers, the highest of any golf show since the corresponding day in 2019 – the last time Woods won the coveted green jacket. , the Nielsen company said.

ESPN’s coverage of the first two rounds of the Masters averaged 3.3 million viewers, the most for its Masters coverage since 2018, the network said.

ESPN’s viewership peaked at 4.6 million just as Woods finished his second round on Saturday, Nielsen said.

CBS topped the broadcast networks last week in prime time, averaging 4.2 million viewers. ABC had 3.6 million, NBC had 3 million, Fox had 1.7 million, Univision had 1.4 million, Ion Television had 1 million, and Telemundo had 860,000.

Fox News Channel led the cable networks, averaging 2.32 million viewers. TBS had 1.52 million, TNT had 1.2 million, HGTV had 1.17 million, and ESPN had 1.13 million.

ABC’s “World News Tonight” won the evening news ratings race, averaging 7.9 million for the week. NBC’s “Nightly News” had 6.7 million and the “CBS Evening News” had 4.8 million.

For the week of April 4-10, the top 20 primetime shows, their networks and audiences:

1. NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship: North Carolina vs. Kansas, TBS, 9.54 million.

2. “60 minutes”, CBS, 9.27 million.

3. “Chicago Fire”, NBC, 7.4 million.

4. “The Equalizer”, CBS, 6.68 million.

5. “Chicago Med,” NBC, 6.61 million.

6. “Blue Bloods”, CBS, 5.93 million.

7. “Chicago PD”, NBC, 5.71 million.

8. “American Idol” (Monday), ABC, 5.6 million.

9. “Survivor,” CBS, 5.583 million.

10. NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship: North Carolina vs. Kansas, Turner, 5.578 million.

11. “American Idol” (Sunday), ABC, 5.47 million.

12. “Magnum PI”, CBS, 5.31 million.

13. “NCIS: Los Angeles,” CBS, 5.26 million.

14. “FBI”, CBS, 4.81 million.

15. “America’s Funniest Home Videos,” ABC, 4.76 million.

16. “This Is Us,” NBC, 4.74 million.

17. “Station 19”, ABC, 4.52 million.

18. “Law & Order: SVU,” NBC, 4.33 million.

19. “Grey’s Anatomy”, ABC, 4.21 million.

20. “Young Sheldon,” CBS, 4.07 million.

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