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Tiger Woods' spin is big number for Fox News and ESPN

February 22, 2010 |  2:27 pm

Apparently when it comes to Tiger Woods, it really is a matter of "we report, you decide."

Yes, Fox News drew the biggest audience among cable networks for its coverage of Tiger Woods' press conference. Actually, because he didn't take any questions and there wasn't really a whole lot of press there, can we really call it a press conference?

Anyway. For the 15 minutes or so that Woods apologized for being a professional athlete who enjoyed all that comes with that lofty position, Fox News averaged almost 2.1 million viewers. ESPN was a close second with 1.7 million viewers. Way back in the pack was CNN with about 900,000 viewers.

The Golf Channel probably got some of its biggest numbers for a non-golf event with almost 750,000 people tuning in to hear that Woods doesn't know when he's coming back to the game.

Bringing up the rear were Headline News (we're not ready to call it HLN yet) with 531,000 viewers and MSNBC with 414,000 viewers. All numbers are from our friends at Nielsen.

-- Joe Flint