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Roland Garros ratings: Nadal/Federer final a great success

Surcouf
06-06-2011, 04:26 PM
The final this year did the best score since 1999.

The final was followed on average by 5.3 millions and 36% of viewers.

In 2009 and 2010 the numbers were much lower, 3.7 and 3.5 millions. The previous Nadal/Federer finals in 2007 and 2008 did 4.3 millions.

The overall ratings for the tournament is 2.2 millions of viewers and 20% of marketshare (+35% compared to last year). That's a great success for the tournament and for tennis in France. Around 29 millions of people watched at least 10 minutes consecutively the tournament, almost half of the population.

star
06-06-2011, 04:28 PM
:hatoff:

I'll now scram before the FedFans can come rushing in to claim credit to Fed for the ratings. :lol:

romismak
06-06-2011, 04:38 PM
You forgot to mention those number are for France only. So you should say in France at domestic market RG was very succesfull, but who knows how much people watched in globally, but i think it must be one of most watched RG in history if not the most watched- each year there are more and more people with TV i think and internet - those can watch, men´s side No.1-No.4 in SF , womens´side chinese woman in final - so a lot of people watched it in PRC - i think the numbers for TV audience must be highest in history.

SheepleBuster
06-06-2011, 04:39 PM
Great tournament. Expect Tennis to be replaced by kindergarten softball in the U.S. with matches shown live on channel 25034 that no one has

finishingmove
06-06-2011, 04:51 PM
nole restored people's faith in tennis

never in doubt

too bad he tanked the semi, or the ratings would have been ever higher

Sophocles
06-06-2011, 04:52 PM
Lot of disappointed people then.

star
06-06-2011, 04:54 PM
Great tournament. Expect Tennis to be replaced by kindergarten softball in the U.S. with matches shown live on channel 25034 that no one has

:lol: On my NBC station, they bumped the final for a telethon to raise money for a charity. It happens every year. :(

MariaV
06-06-2011, 05:03 PM
Even if it wasn't the best ever quality-wise, it was an exciting final and two of the greates players ever played. :D

Surcouf
06-06-2011, 07:23 PM
You forgot to mention those number are for France only. So you should say in France at domestic market RG was very succesfull, but who knows how much people watched in globally, but i think it must be one of most watched RG in history if not the most watched- each year there are more and more people with TV i think and internet - those can watch, men´s side No.1-No.4 in SF , womens´side chinese woman in final - so a lot of people watched it in PRC - i think the numbers for TV audience must be highest in history.


Yes the number are for France. The numbers domestically are the most important because out of the 47 millions that the tournament get from TV right, 16 are from France alone. It helps sponsoring too.

I think that Roland Garros is the most widely broadcasted slam in the world. But the numbers this year are really great. it shows that the interest for the tournament is growing.

romismak
06-06-2011, 07:58 PM
Yes the number are for France. The numbers domestically are the most important because out of the 47 millions that the tournament get from TV right, 16 are from France alone. It helps sponsoring too.

I think that Roland Garros is the most widely broadcasted slam in the world. But the numbers this year are really great. it shows that the interest for the tournament is growing.

I don´t know, but everyone is talking about Wimbledon as greatest slam so i would say Wimby is most watched worlwide. But those numbers where you get it from? i was always interrested in what money TV companies pay of slams. Have you please link for those 16 and 47 millions for broadcasting? and it is in euro or USD?

Shantal
06-06-2011, 10:23 PM
US Ratings

French Open Men’s Final Draws Best Overnight Rating In 12 Years (http://tvbythenumbers.zap2it.com/2011/06/06/french-open-men%E2%80%99s-final-draws-best-overnight-rating-in-12-years/94775/)

June 6, 2011 – NBC Sports’ coverage of yesterday’s French Open men’s final earned the best overnight rating for the event in 12 years, and was up 63 percent from last year’s men’s final, according to overnight data provided today by The Nielsen Company.

Rafael Nadal’s four-set win over Roger Federer earned a 2.6 overnight rating and a 7 share (9 a.m. – 2:15 p.m. ET), up 63 percent from last year’s final (Nadal-Soderling, 1.6/5) and the best overnight for the French Open men’s final since 1999 when Andre Agassi became the last American man to win this event, beating Andrei Nedvedev in a classic five-set match (4.0/12).


2011: 2.6/7
2010: 1.6/5
2008: 1.8/5
2007: 2.2/6
2006: 2.1/6

Surcouf
06-06-2011, 10:31 PM
I don´t know, but everyone is talking about Wimbledon as greatest slam so i would say Wimby is most watched worlwide. But those numbers where you get it from? i was always interrested in what money TV companies pay of slams. Have you please link for those 16 and 47 millions for broadcasting? and it is in euro or USD?

I have this article in French. This is in €

http://lexpansion.lexpress.fr/economie/les-droits-tv-de-roland-garros-suscitent-les-convoitises_255724.html

16 millions for France and I know recently they negociated a new contract for Europe zone (France excluded) for 15 millions.

So you know the money come mainly from Europe for the rights to broadcast Roland Garros.

Surcouf
06-06-2011, 10:33 PM
US Ratings

French Open Men’s Final Draws Best Overnight Rating In 12 Years (http://tvbythenumbers.zap2it.com/2011/06/06/french-open-men%E2%80%99s-final-draws-best-overnight-rating-in-12-years/94775/)

June 6, 2011 – NBC Sports’ coverage of yesterday’s French Open men’s final earned the best overnight rating for the event in 12 years, and was up 63 percent from last year’s men’s final, according to overnight data provided today by The Nielsen Company.

Rafael Nadal’s four-set win over Roger Federer earned a 2.6 overnight rating and a 7 share (9 a.m. – 2:15 p.m. ET), up 63 percent from last year’s final (Nadal-Soderling, 1.6/5) and the best overnight for the French Open men’s final since 1999 when Andre Agassi became the last American man to win this event, beating Andrei Nedvedev in a classic five-set match (4.0/12).


2011: 2.6/7
2010: 1.6/5
2008: 1.8/5
2007: 2.2/6
2006: 2.1/6

Great news. The ratings are up in the US too and at their best since 1999. I would like to know the numbers for other countries in Europe like Spain, UK, Italy, Germany. The trend could be very impressive.

Pirata.
06-06-2011, 10:58 PM
:lol: On my NBC station, they bumped the final for a telethon to raise money for a charity. It happens every year. :(

:lol: At least it was for something good rather than little league baseball or a snooker tournament :cuckoo:

abraxas21
06-06-2011, 10:59 PM
gloryhunters all of 'em

i didn't even watch the match.

Certinfy
06-06-2011, 11:01 PM
Of course everyone just tuned in to watch Rafa.

Arkulari
06-06-2011, 11:05 PM
:lol: Jase ;)

Roger has the biggest ratings, add Rafa and it's instant success :)

Clay Death
06-06-2011, 11:08 PM
wrong arkulari the great archer warrior princess.

fed played nole at the u.s. open a few years ago and the ratings were horrible.

nadal is the top global draw in tennis from what i have read and what i have seen. add fed to the mix the and whole world tunes in.


fed is still going to make another slam final or 2 but he is old news now.

make room for nole and nadal. and murray.

it is what it is. this is the way of the world.

SheepleBuster
06-06-2011, 11:10 PM
:lol: On my NBC station, they bumped the final for a telethon to raise money for a charity. It happens every year. :(

Hey... to the brainwashed masses in the U.S, you either show them some booty on TV or some dog or dance show. I have said it before and say it again. 99.5% of folks here in this country are just not there. They are zombies. No wonder people talk about Zombie apocalypse preparation here. :devil:

Arkulari
06-06-2011, 11:13 PM
wrong arkulari the great archer warrior princess.

fed played nole at the u.s. open a few years ago and the ratings were horrible.

nadal is the top global draw in tennis from what i have read and what i have seen. add fed to the mix the and whole world tunes in.


fed is still going to make another slam final or 2 but he is old news now.

make room for nole and nadal. and murray.

it is what it is. this is the way of the world.

wrong arkulari the great archer warrior princess.

fed played nole at the u.s. open a few years ago and the ratings were horrible.

nadal is the top global draw in tennis from what i have read and what i have seen. add fed to the mix the and whole world tunes in.


fed is still going to make another slam final or 2 but he is old news now.

make room for nole and nadal. and murray.

it is what it is. this is the way of the world.

well, the US Open ratings last year were horrible as well, I think it has to do more with the GS itself than with the players involved :lol:

Roger has trascended the sport, people who don't follow tennis know the guy, so it's more likely that people would tune in for a final involving him than a Nole/Berdych final for example, add Rafa to the mix and it's huge, specially at the most "traditional" GS (RG and Wimbledon)

#1 in Press Rank:

http://www.forbes.com/wealth/celebrities/list?&ascend=true&sort=pressRank&category=Athletes

Not bad for an old geezer on his way out ;)

Arkulari
06-06-2011, 11:16 PM
repeated :p

myrt
06-06-2011, 11:17 PM
Great info...thanks for the good news. Every year the ratings drop, I'm afraid we won't get live coverage [ or maybe no coverage at all] in the following year.Maybe NBC will expand their coverage next year.

KarlyM
06-06-2011, 11:46 PM
I'm glad to hear of the ratings increase. :yeah:

Great info...thanks for the good news. Every year the ratings drop, I'm afraid we won't get live coverage [ or maybe no coverage at all] in the following year.Maybe NBC will expand their coverage next year. That would be my worst nightmare! :scared:

Clay Death
06-06-2011, 11:54 PM
wimbledon is a very big deal as far as big stages go.

nadal vs fed final would get the attention of the world.

and i think so would a final between nole and fed.

nole is the new world #1 so that helps his cause. he got the world`s attention real fast with his amazing streak.

nole is truly a global athlete now.

Vida
06-07-2011, 12:28 AM
of course its great rating, every Jo, Jane and Bob just looooove fedal.

romismak
06-07-2011, 10:01 AM
I have this article in French. This is in €

http://lexpansion.lexpress.fr/economie/les-droits-tv-de-roland-garros-suscitent-les-convoitises_255724.html

16 millions for France and I know recently they negociated a new contract for Europe zone (France excluded) for 15 millions.

So you know the money come mainly from Europe for the rights to broadcast Roland Garros.

Thanks for article. It is clear that most money for RG are from Europe- because of the time zone and popularity of tennis, Europe is by far biggest market. Probably Eurosport is the biggest broadcaster- in term of viewers and money for broadc. rights, because they are pan-european TV