The Ryder Cup had its best final day rating since 1999. NBC says thanks to the American players for making things interesting.
Golf Channel on NBC presented more than 17 hours of Ryder Cup coverage from Medinah Country Club in Medinah, Ill., over the weekend, and drew ratings the event hasn’t seen since in 13 years.
Yesterday’s final round, which saw the European team come back from a 10-6 deficit to retain the Ryder Cup by defeating the U.S. team, 14½ -13½, had the best overnight rating (4.1/9, Noon-6:30 p.m. ET) for the final round of the event in 13 years, since the U.S. team’s stirring comeback to defeat the Europeans and win the Ryder Cup in Brookline, Mass., in 1999 (6.3/15).
The 4.1/9 overnight rating/share for yesterday’s final round is 71% higher than the last Ryder Cup (2.4/7 in 2010 from Newport, Wales), and 21% higher than the last Ryder Cup contested in the U.S. (3.4/7 from Louisville, Ky., in 2008).
Scott Ferrall is taking those gravelly vocal cords to the new CBS Sports Radio Network.
CBS Sports Radio today announced it has named Scott Ferrall as host of the network’s weekday evening program. Broadcast live from 10:00PM-2:00AM, ET “Ferrall on the Bench” will take listeners through the day’s headlines and most talked about topics in sports, generate spirited discussions with callers, and conduct captivating interviews with a variety of special guests.
CBS Sports Radio will make its 24/7 debut on Wednesday, January 2, 2013. It was previously announced that The Jim Rome Show will be broadcast weekdays from 12:00Noon-3:00PM and Doug Gottlieb will serve as host of afternoons (3:00-6:00 PM, ET) on CBS Sports Radio.
“Scott is widely recognized as having set the standard for what a successful national evening sports radio show should be,” said Eric Spitz, Director of Programming, CBS Sports Radio. “He’s got an amazing knowledge of sports that rivals even the most noted experts, and with his fast paced style of high octane sports talk, listeners and our affiliates are guaranteed to get the very best program each and every night.”
Added Ferrall, “The time I previously spent with CBS RADIO was one of the highlights of my career and I am honored to come back and expand on what we started. Sports talk is what I know – and I also know there’s no other subject that ignites such passion from the listening audience. CBS Sports Radio is going to be THE place where fans can get the hard truth and voice their opinions loudly.”
He will be on the following stations.
KTCT-AM San Francisco
WJFK-FM Washington, D.C.