FOX gets a rise out of Spieth

With the numbers in for FOX Sports’ inaugural telecast of the US Open, the company wrapped up coverage on Sunday with a 4.2/10 and 6.7 million viewers for over eight and a half hours of coverage on FOX. With the championship coming down to a late putt, the primetime portion of coverage averaged a 5.3/10 and 8.7 million viewers from 7-10:46p, according to Nielsen. The telecast also handed the channel with its most-watched Sunday night in prime since 1/4/15. Seattle bested all markets in the final round with a 11.4/30, followed by Jacksonville (6.8/12), Columbus (6.7/14), Louisville (6.6/12), and Las Vegas (6.5/13). Overall, the entire tournament on FOX and Fox Sports 1 averaged 3.5 million viewers across both networks. In addition, FOX Sports GO, USOpen.com and the U.S. Open official app saw total live streams started were growing 354% to 5.9 million while total streamed minutes hit 158 million, topping the U.S. Open’s previous high of 130 million minutes in 2012.

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