PGA Championship On ESPN First Round Broadcast Earns Double-Digit Viewership
ESPN presented live coverage Of 103rd PGA Championship On May 20-23.
PGA Championship on ESPN first round from Kiawah Island Golf Resort in South Carolina 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’s opening round PGA Championship from 1-8:17 p.m. ET, peaked at 1.4 million viewers between 5:45-6 p.m. Golf viewers 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 delivered live streaming coverage throughout the day, including traditional coverage from 7 a.m. – 1 p.m. before it moved to ESPN as well as eight Featured Groups and a Featured Holes stream.