The Masters boosted CBS to a win Sunday.
The dramatic final round, which saw Adam Scott defeat Angel Cabrera in a two-hole sudden-death playoff, delayed CBS' prime-time lineup by 57 minutes, but lifted every show for an average of 12.4 million viewers and a 2.6 in the adults 18-to-49 demographic for the night. (Preliminary numbers are not available for The Mentalist, which aired after 11 p.m. ET.)
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There may be no better opportunity for a first-time winner to take home the Masters crown this year. "Many of the past champions aren't in good form, so watch out for the guys that haven't won or performed well at Augusta before," says CBS golf analyst Ian Baker-Finch. Young guns such as Rory McIlroy, Rickie Fowler, Ryo Ishikawa and Jason Day "have no fear — they feel they can win," golf's most prestigious tournament Baker-Finch says. "They're not going to be too awed by Augusta National." Neither are the players who are "getting towards the twilight of their careers...
Survivor: Heroes vs. Villains
Could Russell truly be the best player in Survivor history? After his reverse double-whammy blindside of Tyson and his ouster of Boston Rob — maybe. As de facto leader of the Villains, he is now poised to take his tribe to the end, but Coach is disillusioned and Jerri is flip-flopping...so maybe not. And in a first, the five remaining Heroes are using the immunity idol to unite rather than divide their tribe. Everyone's waiting for a merge. Mistakes are unacceptable, costly...and inevitable.
Read on for previews of The Masters, Bones, Randy Jackson Presents: America's Best Dance Crew and FlashForward.
Tracey Ullman's State of the Union
Tracey Ullman's State of the Union
10 pm/ET Showtime
She's back! The prodigiously talented and incredibly amusing Tracey Ullman returns for a second season of skewering Americans in the news (and celebrity visitors to America). She kicks things into comic high gear with a wickedly funny spoof of Heather Mills (Paul McCartney's ex) as a reality-TV star. Other highlights include Ullman as Texas-ranch retiree Laura Bush presiding over a garage sale featuring "doodads and objets d'art" from her White House stay, and a send-up of Celine Dion doing post-Katrina calamity cleanup in New Orleans.
Read on for previews of The Masters, Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, Breaking Bad and Rock of Love Bus with Bret Michaels.
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The 2008 Masters beginning Thursday carries some impressive numbers. This will be CBS 53rd straight year of televising golfs most megawatt major. The network has eight hours of coverage during the last two rounds at Augusta National Golf Club, on Saturday (April 12, 3:30 pm/ET) and Sunday (April 13, 2:30 pm/ET). ESPN is making its Masters debut this year with first- and second-round coverage Thursday and Friday (April 10 and 11, 4 pm/ET).Online coverage at masters.org includes over 48 hours of live video throughout the four-day event. This includes, for the first time, live looks from the 15th and 16th holes, adding to the successful live views from Amen Corner (11th, 12th and 13th holes), which have been streamed since 2006. (Much of the video can also be found at cbssports.com and espn360.com.) But arguably, the most important number at the Masters will be 42, as in 42 Long, reportedly Tiger Woods jacket size. The sports unstoppable force ...