PGA Championship First Round Broadcast On ESPN Earns Double-Digit Viewership
ESPN’s PGA Championship opening round live coverage on Thursday, May 20, from Kiawah Island Golf Resort in South Carolina earned double-digit viewership increase over last East Coast playing of Tournament.
PGA Championship on ESPN coverage averaged 1,179,627 viewers, an 18 percent increase in viewership over the last comparable playing of the event in an East Coast location in 2019.
ESPN Network’s Live Coverage Of 103rd PGA Championship on Thursday, May 20 which ran from 1-8:17 PM ET, peaked at 1.4 million viewers between 5:45-6 PM Viewership was up 18 percent from the 2019 first-round telecast on TNT, which averaged 1,001,472 from Bethpage Black in Farmingdale, N.Y., the last time the PGA Championship was played on the East Coast, and in May, and aired at comparable times.
ESPN+ also featured extensive live streaming coverage throughout the day, including traditional coverage from 7 AM – 1 PM before it moved to ESPN as well as eight Featured Groups and a Featured Holes stream.