Golfaholics are a strange lot. Some will do literally anything to get their fix.So the PGA maxed out at 8.5 million viewers during Sunday's round. This event is on Black Friday, which is the busiest shopping day of the year. It's also one of the biggest CFB weekends of the year. But let's assume that 1 out of 50 of those viewers would buy a PPV ticket, or 170,000 people. I can't imagine they'd ask for more than $50. That would gross $8,500,000.
Other revenue would certainly come from the gate (though they are talking about keeping the crowd small), sponsors, and merchandise. But there would also be production expenses, PPV commissions, etc...
This one is baffling.
As someone who hates tigger and loves Phil, we should set up a payperview of the 2 of us watching at a bar arguing for 4 hours or so.If it was $5.99 or $6.99 I might pay for it, at the last minute if I had nothing else planned. Even for free, this is not must see TV. (And I like TIger and hate Phil)
Here is what I would pay up to $15 for
If the Ryder Cup became greedy, and they decided to make Tiger/Phil a pair once again in a meaningful match I would watch. I would like to see how they work togehter in a stressful situation to see if some of the old disdain would come back out.
We would be entertaining as I would say.As someone who hates tigger and loves Phil, we should set up a payperview of the 2 of us watching at a bar arguing for 4 hours or so.
We can have alsacs come to, so when he tries to provide his input, both of us at the same time can say...’shut up alsacs’.
I’m stunned they went The payperview route.
Are you telling me that the Shawshank Redemption on TNT, opposed to that will do better ratings??
Looks like the football is pretty weak that day too.
Ark-Mizzou at 230, the Oregon Civil War at 4 and then Okie-WV at 8.
Makes no sense.
An undercard is the way to go.The other problem is only watching 2 guys play for 4 hours... even when Tiger played well at WGC match play final back in the day the ratings were not as good as other events.
Yes, they show lots of Tiger shots and many Phil Shots in a tourney, but they are showing much more than just them.
The event needs some other matches going on as well to make it totally ridiculous:
Bryson Dechambeau vs Keegan Bradley (Tiger's nerd vs Phil's boy toy)
Vijay Singh vs Patrick Reed (both players are allowed to cheat a few times)
Dustin Johnson vs 2 man Champions tour team**
Gary Player vs any modern player in a sit-up battle.
** There is a rumour (and it could very well be untrue) that Dustin Johnson messed around with a few wives of some of the older tour players some years ago.
I would have to think they are guaranteed to make at least $9 million or there would be some sort of fraud/fraud in the inducement liability. It would depend on how they officially market it, I suppose; i.e. are the playing for "up to" $9 million, "exactly" $9 million or "at least" $9 million?One of the major problems is that they have to create a "reason" why this is so important to the players. And the reason they have come up with is that the money prize of $9m is so huge. And that legitimately may make them take it very seriously.
I think overall that is a turn off to fans. Think of the majors. No one cares that the players are playing for $2 million winning prize. The fedex cup they stress that the winner is making $10million and I am sure it makes the players take it serious;y... that has never really drawn fans. Fans are more concerned how significant the event is to the players, not that they are getting worked up by cash.
And with respect to the cash, I really doubt they are guaranteed to make 9 million. I suspect the players like TNT, are partners in the event. If the PPV numbers are great they probably a cut even greater than this If the PPV numbers suck they probably make much less.