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MOST TELLING TELECASTS
Chris Lewis
December 12, 2005
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December 12, 2005

Most Telling Telecasts

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APRIL 24

Shell Houston Open ( CBS)

Sunday viewership: 4.53 million

john daly didn't win--he lost to Singh in sudden death--but his presence on the leader board in this second-tier event doubled viewership from the year before, when it was 2.13 million. In October, Daly (left) again demonstrated his appeal, drawing 3.88 million viewers to another playoff loss, against Woods at the usually snoozy American Express Championship.

JUNE 12

Booz Allen Classic (ABC)

Sunday viewership: 2.80 million

washington, d.c.'s Tour stop benefited from a visit to Congressional and a delicious controversy when slowpoke Ben Crane was shown up by fed-up playing partner Rory Sabbatini on the 72nd hole. The Booz Allen also ratified a welcome trend on Tour: Sergio Garc�a's ability to spike viewership. Garc�a (right), who won by two strokes, has improved the previous year's viewership in four of his six network-televised Tour wins. The Booz Allen's audience increased 27%.

JULY 17

British Open (ABC)

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