‘The Match’ Averages 5.8 Million Viewers, Is The Highest-Rated Golf Match In Cable TV History

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David Hookstead Sports And Entertainment Editor
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“The Match” put up some monster TV ratings Sunday night on TNT.

According to Darren Rovell, Peyton Manning and Tiger Woods defeating Tom Brady and Phil Mickelson in the charity event averaged 5.8 million viewers. (RELATED: David Hookstead Is The True King In The North When It Comes To College Football)

That makes it the most-watched golf match in cable TV history. The initial ratings even beat “The Last Dance” on ESPN.

It’s also worth noting the event didn’t just put up huge TV ratings, but also raised $20 million for people in need during the coronavirus pandemic!

Yeah, I think it’s safe to say people are desperately missing sports. This probably would have garnered millions of viewers no matter what.

With the star power “The Match” had, you knew people were going to be interested. That’s just a fact.

However, it probably doesn’t become the most-watched golf event in cable history without the coronavirus pandemic.

People are craving anything they can find to scratch the itch left by the absence of sports. Manning and Woods getting a huge win got the job down for millions of fans around the world.

All the way around, the event was a smashing success and raised a ton of money for a great cause. You can’t complain about that at all.