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TV ratings for the men's final better than 2003 - still below women

jenglisbe
07-05-2004, 07:21 PM
http://sports.yahoo.com/ten/news;_ylc=X3oDMTBpNDU1cml1BF9TAzk1ODYyNTg0BHNlYwN0 aA--?slug=ap-wimbledon-tvratings&prov=ap&type=lgns

azza
07-05-2004, 07:26 PM
Oh.

Ballbuster
07-05-2004, 07:33 PM
yes but a lot of people go to church on sunday morning.

Clara Bow
07-05-2004, 07:50 PM
Hey- best since 2000. That's a start!

Deboogle!.
07-05-2004, 07:54 PM
not bad considering it was July 4 and so many people go out/go away/have BBQs/etc

But this data doesn't help the cause of those who refuse to believe that more Americans watch when American players play :)

Clara Bow
07-05-2004, 07:57 PM
But this data doesn't help the cause of those who refuse to believe that more Americans watch when American players play

Regardless of that, I'm just glad that more people tuned in, saw a great match, and will maybe come back to watch more matches in the future.

vene
07-05-2004, 08:15 PM
I think it was more of the Fed-Roddick final hype. After all, not a lot of people tuned in when Andy won the USO last year in the States- in fact the ratings dropped by half, and was the lowest in years. But the FO ratings this year also went up significantly, even though 2 foreigners were playing. I think it just means more people tune in to watch an interesting match.
A presumed blowout by any player, non-American or American, would get low ratings.

J. Corwin
07-05-2004, 08:28 PM
Well the ratings dropped last year at the USO because the previous year had Sampras AND Agassi. ;)

vene
07-05-2004, 08:36 PM
Yes, but it was the lowest in years, not just compared to the year before.......

Marc Rosset is Tall
07-05-2004, 08:36 PM
Boohoo.

Gonzo Hates Me!
07-05-2004, 08:48 PM
But how can people intend to tune into a more interesting match when they don't know yet how the match will turn out? People didnt know going into the French final that Coria and Gaudio would make it entertaining. I thought Coria was well on his way to winning in three easy sets by the end of Set 1.

Are you saying that when a final produces a match-up that wasnt so predicted, more people will tune in out of curiousity?

But the FO ratings this year also went up significantly, even though 2 foreigners were playing. I think it just means more people tune in to watch an interesting match.
A presumed blowout by any player, non-American or American, would get low ratings.

Raquel
07-05-2004, 09:14 PM
In the UK the ratings were higher than last year and higher than the women's.

ktwtennis
07-05-2004, 09:21 PM
I think this is a step in the right direction, especially when you consider the holiday and church-day as others have stated, as well as the rain delays that can sometimes turn viewers away. If Roddick and Federer can keep an interesting rivalry, and other rivalries develop, then we will have a very healthy game!

J. Corwin
07-05-2004, 09:23 PM
Yes, but it was the lowest in years, not just compared to the year before.......

Well even for the years before, there were always one big name American in the finals....namely Agassi or Sampras. Those two are legends.

Hingie
07-05-2004, 09:32 PM
Roddick is a draw in the U.S, but not as big as some would have hoped. However, I definitely think that if he is the key to raising tennis' popularity IN THE STATES. If he can develop a rivalry with Federer, then I will be willing to bet big big bucks that ratings will continue to rise each time they play. If he and Federer plays maybe 4-5 times a year, and have close great matches, then people will be extremely intrigued by that. They can't play too much though, just enough to keep the interest level high. This is definitely exciting news for men's tennis if the world's top two tennis players can make a name for themselves like Agassi and Sampras did. Hopefully with these two guys in front, and guys like Juan Carlos and Marat Safin regaining their form and if guys like Coria, Ancic, Moya can begin to challenge the top two, then I have to say, tennis is in great shape. I'm really excited about the rest of this year, and hopefully next year too. Can you guys tell? lol.

YoursTruly
07-05-2004, 09:43 PM
Maybe the ratings were lower because of the rain delay. When people tuned in, what they saw was probably the delay. Also, I agree with people going to church on sunday. And how about this, it was the long weekend for both Canada (Canada Day long weekend) and the USA (Independence), and Europe was also juggling with Euro Cup activities.

vene
07-05-2004, 10:16 PM
But how can people intend to tune into a more interesting match when they don't know yet how the match will turn out? People didnt know going into the French final that Coria and Gaudio would make it entertaining. I thought Coria was well on his way to winning in three easy sets by the end of Set 1.

Are you saying that when a final produces a match-up that wasnt so predicted, more people will tune in out of curiousity?

For the Fed-Roddick match, I think a lot of people were interested in the match-up from the start. Last year, Fed was not as well known and as established as he is now, so it is difficult to compare the 2 years ratings. For the FO final, it was on tape delay I think, so probably people knew it was a weird match already and tuned in out of curiousity.

vene
07-05-2004, 10:24 PM
Well even for the years before, there were always one big name American in the finals....namely Agassi or Sampras. Those two are legends.

The point is: Roddick is not that big a draw; Roddick against a no-name would not have higher ratings; Roger was not as well known last year; Federer-Roddick, which was a potentially interesting matchup, made more people tune in.
Anyway, the larger picture is that non-American players need to be promoted in the US. If people in other countries can follow and watch sports stars not from their countries, I am sure Americans, being human, can do the same. This reliance on an American to always dominate tennis is dangerous because it won't always work that way, and the industry needs to adapt and think outside the box to come up with fresh ideas about how to increase foreign players' popularity in the US. Some people are already talking about Donald Young dethroning Federer!

WyveN
07-06-2004, 02:36 AM
In Australia the final got the lowest ratings since 1998

Raquel
07-06-2004, 02:45 AM
In Australia the final got the lowest ratings since 1998
Well I think with the rain delaying it twice the actual conclusion of the match would have been about 4am in Australia?

Plus there has been an Aussie in 4 of the 5 finals since 1998

2000/2001 - Rafter
2002 - Hewitt
2003 - Philippoussis

So with no Aussie and a delayed finish that would be no surprise.

Havok
07-06-2004, 02:46 AM
anyways.............


good to hear that the ratings were up, and the highest since 2000:yeah:

WyveN
07-06-2004, 02:47 AM
Well I think with the rain delaying it twice the actual conclusion of the match would have been about 4am in Australia?

think its because last 4 years there was a aussie involved and the year before that it was sampras-agassi

Raquel
07-06-2004, 02:50 AM
think its because last 4 years there was a aussie involved and the year before that it was sampras-agassi

I remembered that just after I posted and edited it :)

Lalitha
07-06-2004, 07:45 AM
For the Fed-Roddick match, I think a lot of people were interested in the match-up from the start. Last year, Fed was not as well known and as established as he is now, so it is difficult to compare the 2 years ratings.

It's just that you don't get to see the No.1 & No.2 playing in a Grandslam final very often in Men's tennis.

R.Federer
09-11-2007, 12:05 AM
USO 2007


NEW YORK (AP) -The overnight TV ratings for both U.S. Open singles finals dropped from last year.
The men's final, in which Roger Federer (http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/20712499/#) beat Novak Djokovic, drew a 4.2 overnight rating on CBS on Sunday, down from a 5.1 for Federer against Andy Roddick in 2006.


Federer played both years, so the ratings fall are due to djokovic :D

On the other hand, they are still better than when Roddick won in 2003!!!!


The men's final of the U.S. Open, won by Andy Roddick, produced a 3.5 Nielsen rating on CBS, down 44 percent from a year ago and the lowest since 1998.

nobama
09-11-2007, 12:28 AM
USO 2007



Federer played both years, so the ratings fall are due to djokovic :D

On the other hand, they are still better than when Roddick won in 2003!!!!
Fed draws better raitings than Roddick did. I love it. :yeah:

MusicMyst
09-11-2007, 03:37 PM
Here's the full article about TV ratings in the US for the two finals. So much for the theory that women's tennis out-draws men's:

Television ratings drop for finals
Posted: Tuesday September 11, 2007 10:14AM; Updated: Tuesday September 11, 2007 10:14AM

NEW YORK (AP) -- The overnight TV ratings for both U.S. Open singles finals dropped from last year.

The men's final, in which Roger Federer beat Novak Djokovic, drew a 4.2 overnight rating on CBS on Sunday, down from a 5.1 for Federer against Andy Roddick in 2006.

The women's final, in which Justine Henin defeated Svetlana Kuznetsova, got a 2.6 overnight rating on CBS on Saturday night. That's a decline from the 3.2 CBS got in 2006, when Henin lost to Maria Sharapova.

The overnight ratings measure the 55 biggest television markets, covering about 70 percent of the country.

NYCtennisfan
09-11-2007, 04:32 PM
Dominance brings in ratings. Federer has gotten more hype than any non-American player ever other than manybe Borg, but the media situation was entirely different then.

nisha
09-11-2007, 04:47 PM
if people thought realistically roddick could beat federer im sure lots americans would have seen the match in 06.

im sure many americans rather not tune into a match where their home player gets a beating.

mangoes
09-11-2007, 04:57 PM
if people thought realistically roddick could beat federer im sure lots americans would have seen the match in 06.

im sure many americans rather not tune into a match where their home player gets a beating.

Maybe you should check the history of ratings for tennis before making that statement.

Mateya
09-11-2007, 05:20 PM
:retard: people.

How can they rather watch a ballbashing chokefest WTA 6-2 6-2 joke of a match than (almost always) a high quality mens match. :confused:
I know some babes are so watchable :drool: but so are some men.

Thats sad. :sad: