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Mens ratings up 100%

Updated: 5:23 p.m. ET Sept. 12, 2005
NEW YORK - The ratings for Roger Federer's win over Andre Agassi in the U.S. Open men's final Sunday were up 100 percent from last year, which saw the lowest-rated championship match ever.

Federer's 6-3, 2-6, 7-6 (1), 6-1 victory Sunday over Agassi earned a 6.2 overnight rating with a 12 share for CBS. That's up from the 3.1 with a 16 that Federer's 2004 win over Lleyton Hewitt received.

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Let's see, what's different...US Open, 2004, Federer and Hewitt...lowest ever ratings.

Wimbledon, 2005 (just 8-weeks ago)...Federer and Roddick...among the lowest ratings ever (I think the Hewitt-Nalbandian final did just a tad worse).

I wonder what happened...let me rephrase, I wonder WHO happened???

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Wait a minute. I confused. If this year's telecast had 12 shares of the viewing audience over last year that had 16 shares...

Wouldn't that actually be lower?
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It really depends on the size of the shares. Keep in mind Americans get fatter every year. So 12 shares of Americans this year, may be bigger than 16 last year.
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Don't worry about shares, total viewers are what matters. A 6.2 rating averages out to 5.7 million viewers that wached some part of the match - damn good considering it was NFL Opening Sunday.
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So let that be the end of threads asking why ESPN always shows Americans when possible and does not give the public a chance to appreciate foreign stars.

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These ratings are impressive, undoubtedly a US player's presence plays a big role. On top of that a well known one for years.

But these are only US ratings. In Australia, I am sure last year with leyton's playing the ratings were higher for the finals than they are for this year. Similar, since 2003 I am sure Schweiter/deutsch TV has higher ratings for Wimbledon than any time even when Pete played. It is not very surprising that there is this parochial nature to ratings
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at my school i live on floor in dorm hall with basketball and football players and almost every room had the final on and the Blake vs Agassi match.

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It's good to hear RDucky. Agassi is still at 35 the biggest draw in tennis.
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Agassi did help, but the reasons it beat Wimbledon are numerous. Wimbledon is not the US Open... Americans like things with "US" in them. Also, the Wimbledon final is on relatively early, when all the good Americans are in church and the rest of us are in bed.


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The time zone thing is a MAJOR factor. If you live on the West Coast, you have to get up around 7:00 on SUNDAY to watch the Wimbledon final. Only for us die-hards is it worth the lack of sleep to watch another predictable beatdown of Andy Roddick.
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So let that be the end of threads asking why ESPN always shows Americans when possible and does not give the public a chance to appreciate foreign stars.
Lets not kid ourselves here. Fed is probably the most skilled player yet but he doesn't draw crowds. Most people don't even know the guy though they will after the final. Many people watched because it was on at a convienet time and featured Agassi. I'm not saying Fed sucks because he doesn't but i'm just pointing out the facts.

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I guess Roddick must be the greatest player to ever play the game.
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Wimbledon, 2005 (just 8-weeks ago)...Federer and Roddick...among the lowest ratings ever
So , what does it mean? Americans don't care about Roddick, or RF is as 'good' as AR at drawing crowds?

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