Are they happy now as there is nothing to broadcast and if the final is not played they won't have anything to broadcast anyway. This stupid schedule just puts the players involved in this final at disadvantage for AO.
Of course TV bradcasters aren't now happy, but that is easy to say afterwards. If they had started earlier than planned and there hadn't been that rain, broadcasters would've been angry. So, in that sense starting earlier was no option. But considering the risk of match being moved to the following day and AO starting Monday, it'd be wiser to have the finals earlier meaning less risk for final date change.