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post #1 of 37 (permalink) Old 08-13-2005, 03:26 PM Thread Starter
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Can anyone explain to me why tsn isn't showing any tennis coverage this weekend ? This is the first year where the coverage has been absolutely terrible .

I forgot golf and poker have precendence over tennis .
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Can anyone explain to me why tsn isn't showing any tennis coverage this weekend ? This is the first year where the coverage has been absolutely terrible .

I forgot golf and poker have precendence over tennis .
I think that CBC and Radio-Canada have the rights to the coverage for the week-end.
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Thank you shy for the updates but I checked my rogers tv time listings and I don't see when they will resume broadcasting the semis and finals. Hopefully it's not in the middle of the night .
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Yep. Semifinals are scheduled for 1:00 PM and 6:30 PM on CBC.



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TSN doesn't have the rights for weekend action...Why do people always snap without knowing what they are talking about???
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My problem was with their coverage this ENTIRE weekend

I happen to work during the day and tsn has a history of showing useless golf coverage or cfl throughout the summer which prohibits any tennis during prime time hours . The last 3 days they showed taped matches at 1 am while tsn announced the winners of those results so it is rather pointless watching .

Bottome line is that they should be showing LIVE tennis at 7:30 pm for those of us who can't stay home and watch it during the day .
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My problem was with their coverage this ENTIRE weekend

I happen to work during the day and tsn has a history of showing useless golf coverage or cfl throughout the summer which prohibits any tennis during prime time hours . The last 3 days they showed taped matches at 1 am while tsn announced the winners of those results so it is rather pointless watching .

Bottome line is that they should be showing LIVE tennis at 7:30 pm for those of us who can't stay home and watch it during the day .
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My problem was with their coverage this ENTIRE weekend

I happen to work during the day and tsn has a history of showing useless golf coverage or cfl throughout the summer which prohibits any tennis during prime time hours . The last 3 days they showed taped matches at 1 am while tsn announced the winners of those results so it is rather pointless watching .

Bottome line is that they should be showing LIVE tennis at 7:30 pm for those of us who can't stay home and watch it during the day .


bottom line is they care about ratings not your personal viewing pleasures. CFL games will definitely amass a larger viweing audience than any non-major tennis match. Maybe you should call TSN and personally request that they forget about ratings and try to please 0.01% of Canadians.
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Now I see your point .That explains to me why tsn likes to show curling a lot because of the ratings . Thx for clarifying this up for me mistaflava.
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How many people follow tennis on Canada when there are no canadian players?

During Montreal, I never saw the Center Court completly full, even in an Agassi, Nadal or Roddick match (neither the Grandstand).

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Believe it or not, if you knew anything about sports and TV Ratings, the two big yearly Curling tournament (Briar and Scott Tournament of Hearts) both attract more viewers than any tennis match.

FACE IT BRO...tennis is just not a TOP 10 sport in Canada.
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Nygel , I disagree with you , the match with Agassi was a total sell out . In fact , I believe we sell more tickets than in any other masters event . If you watch any of the matches you'll see it's pretty close to sell out . The problem I have is that tsn has a history of showing certain sports to maintain their canadian heritage when it often does poorly in ratings , at least where i'm from .
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where are you from? Newfoundland?
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nahh , i'm from toronto . We don't watch curling here .
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Actually, Tennis is gaining popularity. Each year, the tournament break the previous attendance record. Contrary to sport like baseball and other,kids are starting to get more into it which is good. For instance, many gyms or clubs had to add tennis court each year.
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