(New York, NY) CBS Sports’ final-round coverage of the 2014 PGA Championship on Sunday, Aug. 10 (3:00-9:00 PM, ET), which saw Rory McIlroy win the Wanamaker Trophy, earned an average household rating/share of 6.0/13, up 36% from last year’s 4.4/10 in the Nielsen metered markets.
This year’s 6.0/13 marks the highest-rated final round in five years (2009; 7.5/17; Y.E. Yang won with Tiger Woods finishing second).
This year’s final-round rating peaked with a 9.2/17 from 8:00-8:30 PM, ET.
CBS Sports’ final-round coverage also was up 54% from 2012’s 3.9/8 when McIlroy won his first PGA Championship.
CBS Sports’ coverage of the 2014 PGA Championship on Saturday, Aug. 9 (2:00-7:15 PM, ET) was the highest-rated third round in five years with an average HH rating/share of 3.2/8, up 7% from last year’s 3.0/8 in the metered markets. This year’s third-round rating peaked with a 3.8/10 from 5:00-5:30 PM, ET.
Join Don Henderson and Doug Miles on “Sports Talk” tonight (Monday 7PM) for more on Rory’s win at the PGA and everything else that went on this weekend in sports.
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Doug Miles and Ed Schneider to call Tampa Bay High School Game of the Week
(Sarasota, FL) Milestone Productions will produce online broadcasts of a Tampa Bay High School Football Game of the Week series for the 2014 season beginning Friday August 22nd with a Kickoff Classic game featuring the North Port Bobcats vs. Booker Tornadoes from Sarasota, FL at 7:30 p.m. Games will be broadcast live on Friday nights via Ustream.tv and podcasts will be posted at www.dougmilesmedia.com.
Doug Miles will handle the play-by-play duties and Ed Schneider will be the color analyst. This is the second season Miles and Schneider will call a “game of the week” series in Tampa Bay. Doug Miles has also called games for Lakewood Ranch, Bradenton Prep, Sarasota, Booker and Venice High Schools and is the play-by-play announcer for the Sarasota Millionaires Football team in the Florida Football Alliance. Schneider has been color analyst on Lakewood Ranch, Sarasota and Millionaires broadcasts in addition to the Game of the Week series.
Video postgame shows will be available on YouTube and MaxPreps.com. A weekly preview and recap show will air on BlogTalkRadio.com and podcast on www.dougmilesmedia.com. The complete broadcast schedule (subject to change) is available at www.dougmilesmedia.com. A limited number of sponsorship opportunities are available.
Schedule of games (Subject to change as season progresses):
08/22/2014 7:30 pm North Port vs. Booker at Booker High School
08/29/2014 7:30 pm Booker vs. Sarasota at Sarasota High School
09/05/14 7:30 pm Bayshore vs. Sarasota at Sarasota High School
09/12/14 7:30 pm Venice vs. Riverview at Riverview High School
09/19/14 7:30 pm Braden River vs. Lakewood Ranch Lakewood Ranch High School (DISTRICT)
09/26/14 7:30 pm Manatee vs. Southeast at Southeast High School
10/02/14 7:30 pm Sarasota vs. Braden River at Braden River High School (DISTRICT)
10/10/14 7:30 pm Sarasota vs. Venice at Venice High School
10/17/14 7:30 pm North Port vs. Sarasota at Sarasota High School (DISTRICT)
10/24/14 7:30 pm Palmetto vs. Sarasota at Sarasota High School (DISTRICT)
10/31/14 7:30 pm Sarasota vs. Lakewood Ranch at Lakewood Ranch High School (DISTRICT)
11/07/14 7:30 pm Riverview vs. Sarasota Sailors at Sarasota High School
11/14/14 7:30 pm (PLAYOFFS) TBA
11/21/14 7:30 pm (PLAYOFFS TBA
11/28/14 7:30 pm (PLAYOFFS) TBA
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(Sarasota, FL) The Baltimore Orioles will host a tour of Ed Smith Stadium for youths participating in the W.O.W. (Widen Our World) Camp organized by Brothers and Sisters Doing the Right Thing, a Sarasota-based nonprofit, on Friday, August 1, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
A dozen boys and girls, ages 13 to 17, will tour the stadium, meet Orioles players, and enjoy a Gulf Coast League game along with lunch catered by the Orioles.
Brothers and Sisters Doing the Right Thing is a charitable organization located in the Newtown area of Sarasota. The W.O.W. Camp seeks to bridge communities to build strong relationships that help teens succeed.
“Our W.O.W. Camp exposes young people from Newtown to potential careers they might otherwise never consider,” said Alice F. Jones, a volunteer who coordinates the nonprofit. “There are so many aspects of sports beyond the playing field, and we hope a behind-the-scenes look at professional baseball will widen their horizons.”
“When Alice Jones contacted us, we had an opportunity to learn more about her organization’s work with young people in the Newtown community,” said David Rovine, Vice President for Orioles-Sarasota. “We are grateful for the opportunity to hopefully broaden the perspective of teens who are on the verge of choosing their path in life.”
The Orioles are hosting the tour as part of Sarasota 365, a wide range of initiatives through which the Baltimore Orioles and OriolesREACH demonstrate the ball club’s year-round engagement with the Greater Sarasota community. For more information, or to sign up for the Orioles in Sarasota e-newsletter, please visit www.orioles.com/sarasota.
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Sarasota Herald-Tribune sports columnnist Doug Fernandes is battling a form of leukemia. This report courtesy of WWSB’s Don Brennan.