Programming

NBC Adds Tiger To Primetime

Network to carry U.S. Open final rounds in evenings 4/19/2010 12:01:00 AM Eastern

Tiger Woods is coming to NBC primetime,
but unfortunately it is not for an
appearance on The Marriage Ref.

NBC Sports plans on carrying the third and
fourth rounds of the 2010 U.S. Open from
Pebble Beach in primetime. NBC will air
the Saturday, June 19, round from 4:30-11
p.m. ET, with final-round coverage set for
Father’s Day from 3-9 p.m.

Woods, who unsurprisingly returned from
his self-imposed hiatus to play in The
Masters, is a virtual lock to feature in each
of the four “major” golf events, barring injury
or additional unforeseen circumstances.

This marks the second time a U.S. Open
has been scheduled for a primetime slot,
following the 2008 Open at Torrey Pines
that gave the event its highest ratings in six
years. That event was carried from 4-10 on
Saturday and 3-9 on Sunday.

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