The leaderboard's lack of star power was expected to hurt ratings and it delivered!
Paulsen at SportsMediaWatch.com points out the good news first: Si Woo Kim's 2017 Players win was the second best PGA Tour overnight rating of the year. Unfortunately it's a year that has seen a ratings decline, with this year's Players the lowest (2.6) since a rain delayed 2005.
Final round coverage of the PGA Tour Players Championship earned a 2.6 overnight rating on NBC Sunday afternoon, down 16% from last year (3.1), down a third from 2015 (3.9), and tied as the tournament’s lowest Sunday overnight since at least 1998.
And if you're hunting for the positive...
It ranked second for the weekend among sporting events behind Game 1 of the NBA Western Conference Finals on ABC (5.6).