Masters isn't a tiger for CBS


NEW YORK -- Easter Sunday's final round of the 2007 Masters golf tournament didn't lay an egg but instead held steady with last year's telecast.

The final round, where relative newcomer Zach Johnson defeated Tiger Woods and the rest of the field, averaged a 9.1 overnight household rating/21 share for CBS, according to Nielsen Media Research. That's up 1% from last year's 9.0/19, which was won by Phil Mickelson. The peak Sunday was from 6-6:30 p.m. EDT with an 11.2/24.

But Sunday was up 25% compared with 2004's 7.3/18, which also was held on Easter Sunday.

Saturday's coverage was 6.1/13, up 20% compared with last year and the highest since a 6.2/14 in 2003.

Meanwhile, CBS Sports said the final round of this year's Masters was higher-rated than any of the majors in 2006.