Woods triumph is aces for NBC


Tiger Woods' comeback victory Sunday on the PGA Tour gave NBC Sports its best overnight rating for a golf event since last year's U.S. Open.

NBC earned a 4.9 overnight rating/10 share in adults 18-49, a 23% increase on last year's rating and the best for a final round of the Bay Hill tournament in seven years, when Woods also won in 2002. It also was the highest-rated tour event in two years, excluding major championships.

Woods' victory was his sixth in the Bay Hill event.

Sunday's rating peaked at a 7.8 as NBC's coverage bled into primetime on the East Coast. (partialdiff)