TORONTO (September 9, 2019) – With her unforgettable championship run at the 2019 US OPEN, Canadian tennis sensation Bianca Andreescu has smashed audience records. Preliminary data from Numeris confirms that her straight sets victory over Serena Williams in Saturday’s Women’s Final attracted a record average audience of 3.4 million viewers, making it the most-watched tennis broadcast ever on TSN and RDS and attracting a higher average audience than that of the 2019 Stanley Cup Final.
More than 7.4 million unique Canadian viewers tuned in to TSN and RDS to watch some part of the match. Audiences peaked at 5.3 million viewers at 5:59 p.m. ET in the second set as Andreescu secured the title to become the first Canadian singles player to win a Grand Slam championship.
– More than 7.4 million unique Canadian viewers watched Andreescu become the first Canadian singles player to win a Grand Slam championship with a straight-sets victory over Serena Williams on Saturday –
– US OPEN Women’s Final attracts average audience higher than that of the 2019 Stanley Cup Final –
– TSN was the most-watched network in Canada on Saturday, ahead of all conventional networks, and the US OPEN Women’s Final was Canada’s #1 program of the day –
– TSN’s exclusive live coverage of the 2019 US OPEN grows by 69% compared to last year –
All eyes were on Andreescu on Saturday, as the Women’s Final ranked as the #1 program of the day, and TSN was the most-watched network in Canada, ahead of all conventional networks. The match ranks as Canada’s most-watched broadcast since the Toronto Raptors clinched the 2019 NBA championship live on TSN, CTV, and RDS.
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Source: Numeris, Total Canada & Toronto/Hamilton EM, P2+, preliminary data subject to change. Broadcast period 16:00-18:21 ET.