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The 11th Frame: Building momentum: PBA Players Championship draws largest viewership of year for FS1 first airing

JEFF RICHGELS | Posted: Wednesday, February 20, 2019 11:00 am

Anthony Simonsen after throwing the winning strike in Sunday's PBA Players Championship. Photo by Pro Bowlers Association.
Sunday’s live telecast of the PBA Players Championship on FS1 drew 478,000 average viewers during its two hours, according to ShowBuzzDaily.com. That is the most for a first airing of a PBA show on FS1 this year, topping the 345,000 for the FS1 live airing of the PBA Lubbock Sports Open on Jan. 27, as I reported in this story. (Nielsen measures viewership as an average of 15-minute increments during a telecast.) The Players Championship also beat the 391,000 viewers for a college...

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