ESPN’s presentation of the US Open was seen by an average of 1,036,000 viewers (P2+), up 9% from last year (949,000) and the most for the event since 2015, ESPN’s first year of exclusivity (1,265,000).
· Compelling Tennis, Controversy Drive Rating up 32% vs. 2017’s All-American Final
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Audience for Men’s Semifinals Best since 2014, US Open up 5% Overall
· Djokovic Aims for 14th Major Title, Second in a Row; Del Potro in Second Major Final, 9 Years Later
· American CoCo Vandeweghe in Women’s Doubles Championship on ESPN2
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· Serena Seeks to Tie Career Record while Osaka Aims for First Major Title
· American Bethanie Mattek-Sands in Mixed Doubles Championship on ESPN3
#1 Nadal, #3 Del Potro, #6 Djokovic & #21 Nishikori – Three Former US Open Champs and a Finalist Wimbledon Champs Mike Bryan and Jack Sock of the U.S. in Men’s Doubles Final ESPN’s exclusive coverage of the US Open continues Friday with a trio of former champions plus a former finalist in the … Read More
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Highest-Rated Telecast in First Three Rounds in ESPN History Rating More than Doubles Last Year’s Friday Night Friday night’s US Open telecast on ESPN – Serena Williams defeating older sister Venus 6-1 6-2 in dominating fashion – earned an impressive 1.8 overnight rating for the match and 1.5 for the two-hour telecast in the … Read More
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· 12 Hours – Maybe More – all Three Days of Labor Day Weekend
· Daytime Friday on ESPN+ with #6 Garcia, #10 Goffin, #17 Pouille and Bryan/Sock in Doubles
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Daytime on ESPN+ with #11 John Isner on Grandstand The 30th meeting of legendary sisters Venus and Serena Williams headlines Friday’s US Open prime-time “double doubleheader” of third round matches on ESPN at 7 p.m. ET (transitions to ESPN2 at 9 p.m.). Serena, 36 and a 23-time Major champion, is the #17 seed and leads … Read More
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Wednesday’s 6+-Hour Late Session Tops Action to Date with 0.8 Rating Venus vs. Serena XXX – Friday 7 p.m. ET – Now on ESPN After three long days at the US Open, tennis’ fourth and final Major event of the year, ESPN’s overnight ratings – combining ESPN and ESPN2 – are up 20%, from 0.5 … Read More
ESPN Pioneer Beginning His 40th Year with Network
“TV changed everything…(tennis has) transformed from a country club sport to a dynamic enterprise…a viable financial endeavor that is also filled with great athletes performing remarkable feats…It’s been an unbelievably great ride.”
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