‘Tiger’ Tees Off as HBO’s Most-Watched Sports Doc in 2 Years

‘Tiger’ Tees Off as HBO’s Most-Watched Sports Doc in 2 Years
Part 1 of HBO’s Tiger Woods documentary, “Tiger,” hooked 639,000 total viewers across all platforms on Sunday.

That’s not amazing, but it is better than par for the course. The 639,000 total viewers mark the best performance for an HBO Sports doc since Bill Simmons’ “Andre the Giant” walked through the curtain back in April 2018.

The “Tiger” tally includes all platforms — so yes, streaming is counted here — and a TV encore. A spokesperson for HBO estimated there have been “about 15” HBO Sports titles in the genre between the two docs.

Part 2 of “Tiger” premieres this coming Sunday on HBO and HBO Max. Like the Part 1 debut, it will face competition about as stiff as it gets in the form of the primetime NFL Playoffs.

HBO’s two-part “Tiger” doc is driven by never-before-seen footage and revealing interviews with those who were once close with Woods, including his former caddy and close
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