Despite Exciting Finish, Masters TV Numbers Down

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Despite an exciting back nine duel between Sergio Garcia and Justin Rose that resulted in Garcia winning the green jacket in a playoff, it appears that many people were not tuning in.

According to Austin Karp of Sports Business Daily, CBS drew a 7.6 overnight rating for the final round of The Masters. While still well above the numbers for the U.S. Open and the PGA Championship, that 7.6 rating was the lowest in at least a decade and down 11% from 2016 when Danny Willett won. The 7.6 rating is also well below the rating the last time The Masters went into a playoff. CBS drew an overnight rating of 10.2 in 2013 when Adam Scott defeated Angel Cabrera in extras.

While the overall numbers were low, it seems that everyone tuned in to see the finish:

At least they got to see Sergio finally get the monkey off his back.

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