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Tiger Woods helps NBC collect healthy golf ratings

(Credit: Watchdog)

Those 19 holes at Torrey Pines Monday garnered some pretty good ratings for NBC. Duh!

From 2 to 4:45 p.m., the U.S. Open averaged 7.6 percent of homes in 56 major markets, including 20 percent of TVs actually in use, way better than the percentages the last time the Open finished on a Monday, in 2001 (4.0/12).

Many people watched on the Internet. One site that carried it, NBCSports.com, set a record for the site with 9.14 million page views and 2.03 million unique visitors.

West Palm Beach (14.0), Fort Myers (13.0) and Tampa (12.5) led the 56 major markets in Monday's ratings. Buffalo (9.9) was 10th!

New York? Tied for 43rd, at 6.4.

Tags: golf

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