ESPN's coverage of British Open tops local TV ratings

Ratings for British Open up 16 percent from last year
by Mel Bracht Published: July 24, 2012
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ESPN's ratings for the final two rounds of the British Open were up 16 percent from last year in Oklahoma City. Saturday's third round topped the week at 3.7. ESPN's national increase was even more, with a 38 percent jump on Sunday (3.6 vs. 2.6) and 48 percent on Saturday (3.1 vs. 2.1).

Sports events July 17-23

1. British Open third round, golf, Saturday, ESPN, 3.7.

2. British Open fourth round, golf, Sunday, ESPN, 3.6.

3. Team USA vs. Great Britain, men's basketball, Thursday, ESPN2, 2.4.

4. British Open fourth round replay, golf, Sunday, KOCO-5, 2.1.

5. Texas at L.A. Angels, MLB, Sunday, ESPN, 1.8.

by Mel Bracht
Copy Editor, Sports Media
Mel Bracht is a copy editor on the presentation desk and also covers sports media. A 1978 graduate of Indiana University, Bracht has been a print journalist for 34 years. He started his career as sports editor of the Rensselaer (Ind.) Republican...
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