Score one for the power of Rush Limbaugh’s polarizing impact as the third-season premiere of The Haney Project on January 11 was the best original series episode for Golf Channel since 2009. The first telecast scored a 0.3 household rating, translating into 310,000 viewers on average, according to Nielsen.
The previous record holder for the start of a Golf Channel original show was the original version of The Haney Project, which debuted in March 2009 and featured basketball personality Charles Barkley.
“We’re extremely pleased with the launch of our third season of The Haney Project,” said Tom Stathakes, Golf Channel senior vice president of programming, production and operations, in a statement. “This is a testament to the gains we’ve made to our original programming and that, in addition to great golf competition, Golf Channel is a viable choice for people seeking great entertainment.”