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Tiger Woods Still Brings Ratings Gold For Golf

NBC saw a record 5.11 overnight rating on Sunday for its 3PM – 6PM coverage of the final round of the Valspar Championship. You know…the one in which Tiger Woods came within one stroke of winning for the first time since 2013?

Oh, and that overnight rating was the best rating for a non-Major PGA Tour event since the 2013 Players Championship.

And Sunday’s final round was also the best-rated golf telecast (other than The Masters) since the 2015 PGA Championship.

NBC Sports also saw a record 3.26 overnight rating on Saturday for its coverage of the third round. It was the best-rated Round 3 of a PGA Tour event on any broadcast network since 2006, and the best rating for the Valspar tournament in its history—an eye-popping 181% gain over Round 3 of the event last year.

And golf can look for Tiger’s successor all it wants, but those Saturday and Sunday numbers were all without Jordan Spieth or Rory McIlroy, who both missed the cut after Friday, and the number one ranked golfer in the world Dustin Johnson who sat this tourney out.

They all tuned in to see if Tiger.

Because when Tiger is competing on Sunday, nothing else can.

Source: Yahoo! Finance; Photo: Tiger Woods Facebook Page

Luke Combs Will Make National TV Debut

Luke Combs will be in New York City on Monday (6/5) to make his national TV debut on NBC’s Today Show, performing during both the 8:00 AM and 10:00 AM hours of the show. While on the show, Luke will perform his multi-week chart-topper “Hurricane” and will also join hosts Kathie Lee and Hoda for a performance of the fan-favorite track, “When It Rains It Pours.”

 

  • Comb’s latest milestone comes on the heels of “Hurricane” topping the charts for two straight weeks and the release his debut studio album, This One’s For You, today (6/2).

Alicia Keys Gloats After Beating Blake Shelton

Blake Shelton has always given his fellow coaches on The Voice a hard time when they lose to him, and now that competitive banter has been reciprocated by his friend Alicia Keys. After Keys’ contestant, Chris Blue, beat Team Blake’s Lauren Duski during the Season 12 finale on Tuesday night (5/23), she couldn’t help but gloat a little. During a press conference after the show, Alicia said (quote via Parade), “Ladies and gentleman, it has been a great dream of mine to put a whippin’ on Blake Shelton. I couldn’t wait for the day, when I could say, Blake, nah, nah nah.”

 

·         All banter aside, Alicia actually has the utmost respect for Shelton’s contestant, saying, “Lauren is phenomenal, by the way. I am so, so proud of everybody who was on that stage tonight. This whole season has been such a beautiful group of people.”

Blake Shelton’s Relationship With Adam Levine is “Explosive”

Whether you label it a bromance or a something else, Blake Shelton and Adam Levine have certainly had an interesting relationship over their years together on The Voice. Shelton tells The Tennessean that his relationship with Levine is pretty hard to define, as two are really good friends but also constantly at each other’s throats.  Blake says, “We’re those two guys you knew in high school where we have this bond that is unexplainable. It brings out the best and worst in both of us. It truly is an explosive relationship.”

 

The competition between Shelton and Levine is still going strong, as Team Blake’s Lauren Duski and Aliyah Moulden will go head to head with Team Adam’s Jesse Larson on the Season 12 finale of The Voice next week. Alicia Keys’ Chris Blue rounds out the show’s final four contestants.

Shania Twain’s New Song Featured in Winter Olympics Ad

NBC is getting fans ready for the 2018 Winter Olympics with a new promo featuring Shania Twain’s song “Life’s About to Get Good.” The new clip runs for one minute and features several U.S. Olympians, including snowboarder Shaun White and skier Lindsey Vonn, in action. The promo can be seen here.

 

·         “Life’s About to Get Good” will hit airwaves this June as the lead single from Shania’s first album in 15 years, which drops in September.

·         The 2018 Winter Olympics will get underway in in PyeongChang, South Korea, in February of next year.  ar.

Maren Morris/Blake Shelton Will Perform on the Voice

NBC is bringing some serious star power to The Voice this week. During tonight’s (5/8) episode, Blake Shelton will be step away from his coaching chair to perform his current single “Every Time I Hear That Song.” Maren Morris will then make her Voice debut the following night (5/9), performing her latest single “I Could Use a Love Song.”  Tuesday’s show will also feature a performance from pop star Charlie Puth, who will be debuting his new song, “Attention.”

Tim McGraw And Faith Hill Join The Voice

Tim McGraw and Faith Hill are joining the cast of NBC’s The Voice. Tim and Faith will serve as key advisers during the current season of The Voice, making them the first duo to ever take on that role on the show. As part of their advisor role, the couple will help get artists ready for the high-stakes knockout rounds airing in October.

 

·         This news comes during a big week for Tim and Faith, as they just announced their 65-city “2017 Soul2Soul World Tour” earlier this week and they also celebrate their 20th wedding anniversary today (10/6).

 

Country Music Hall Of Fame And Museum Opens Blake Shelton Exhibit Over The Weekend

The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum features Blake Shelton in an exhibit that opened over the weekend called “Blake Shelton: Based On A True Story.” The exhibit will feature Shelton’s red-cushioned chair from NBC’s The Voice, among other artifacts.

Blake Shelton And Gwen Stefani Will Debut Their Duet On The Voice

Blake Shelton and his girlfriend Gwen Stefani will debut their duet “Go Ahead And Break My Heart” on Monday night’s (5/9) episode of NBC’s The Voice. The song was actually co-written by Blake and Gwen and appears on Shelton’s forthcoming album, If I’m Honest, out May 20th.

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