ATLANTA – Two of the biggest names on the PGA Tour and the NFL have turned out to be must-see TV shows.
Turner Sports said Sunday’s broadcast of the match: Champions for Charity, which included Bucs quarterback Tom Brady, had averaged 5.8 million viewers on four of its networks. Turner said it was the most watched golf broadcast in the history of cable television.
He said the previous record was 4.9 million viewers on ESPN at the 2010 Masters, the year Tiger Woods returned to golf after a scandal in his personal life.
Woods and Peyton Manning won a 1 win against Phil Mickelson and Brady at the Medalist Golf Club, a game that included high-level entertainment with shots and words, as well as $ 20 million for COVID-19 relief funds.
The peak was 6.3 million viewers on average from 5:45 p.m. to 6 p.m. It was around the time that Brady, who had been criticized on social media for his golfing skills, had silenced analyst Charles Barkley out of the fairway for birdie.
The Champions for Charity match was broadcast on TNT, TBS, truTV and HLN.
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