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Adam Scott's win boosts Masters ratings

Monday - 4/15/2013, 1:32pm  ET

Adam Scott, of Australia, celebrates after making a birdie putt on the second playoff hole to win the Masters golf tournament Sunday, April 14, 2013, in Augusta, Ga. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) -- Adam Scott's playoff victory over Angel Cabrera helped provide a 26 percent boost in overnight ratings for the Masters on CBS.

The final round Sunday went two extra holes before Scott made a birdie to beat Cabrera for his first major title.

According to Nielsen on Monday, the round drew an average household rating/share of 10.2/21, up 26 percent from last year's 8.1/19. Sunday's round peaked with a 13.4/25 from 7 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. EDT.

The third round also scored higher ratings, up 24 percent.

Ratings represent the percentage of all homes with televisions tuned to a program. Shares represent the percentage of all homes with TVs in use at the time. Overnight ratings measure the country's largest markets.


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