- Last Updated: 11:46 AM, June 5, 2012
- Posted: 10:52 PM, June 4, 2012
Johan Santana’s historic no-hitter and Tiger Woods’ first victory in almost two years capped a big weekend for sports on TV.
Santana, who last Friday night became the first Mets pitcher to ever throw a no-hitter in the team’s 51-year history, led SNY to its highest-rated prime-time game in three years (other than interleague play).
SNY was also the most-watched local station — either cable or broadcast — from 7:30 to 10:15 p.m., and drew a whopping 744,000 viewers from 9:45 to 10 p.m. as Santana pitched the final innings of his historic performance at Citi Field (an 8-0 Mets victory over St. Louis).
Meanwhile, with Woods winning the Memorial Tournament — only his second PGA victory since his 2009 sex scandal — CBS notched a 3.8 rating, according to preliminary Nielsen numbers.
That’s up 138 percent from last year’s tournament (won by Steve Stricker).