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Behind the Broadcast Extra: Masters' ratings; Hicks new Notre Dame football announcer

A couple of TV notes for you on Monday:

-- Sunday's final-round ratings for CBS Sports' Masters coverage was a 10.2 with a 21 share. That is a 26 percent increase from last year's 8.1/19 in the Nielsen metered markets.

The final-round rating/share peaked at 13.4/25 between 7-7:30 p.m.

The rating/share for Saturday's third round on CBS was a 6.3/15, up 24 percent from last year’s 5.1/12 in the metered markets.

-- First reported by USA Today on Sunday night, NBC Sports confirmed Monday that Dan Hicks will be the new play-by-play voice of Notre Dame football on the network.

Hicks replaces Tom Hammond. Hicks will call Notre Dame's annual Blue-Gold spring game at 1 p.m. Saturday on NBC Sports Network.

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