Ryder Cup final-day rating strong
NEW YORK -- The Ryder Cup's final day has drawn its highest preliminary television rating since the last big comeback 13 years ago.
Sunday's coverage on NBC earned a 4.1 overnight rating and 9 share. The network said Monday that it was the best rating since a 6.3/15 for the U.S. comeback in 1999 in Brookline, Mass.
This time, the Europeans rallied from the same 10-6 deficit to win 14½ -13½.
The rating was up 21 percent from the last Ryder Cup in the U.S., a 3.4 for the event 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.
Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press
2012 RYDER CUP
A multitude of things needed to fall perfectly into place for Europe to match the greatest Ryder Cup comeback in history. With a little American help, that's exactly what transpired. Gene Wojciechowski
2012 champion: Europe, 14½-13½
Course: Medinah Country Club
Where: Medinah, Ill.
Rosters: U.S. | Europe
Topics: The Ryder Cup