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Old 03-21-2005, 12:03 AM   #1
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CBS, ESPN, Tennis Channel to Air 47 Hours of Action

MIAMI - The 2005 NASDAQ-100 Open will feature 47 hours of live and taped domestic television coverage for nine of the 12 days of the event on four networks: CBS, ESPN, ESPN2 and The Tennis Channel.

Both the men’s and women’s finals will be broadcast live on CBS, with Bill Macatee and Mary Carillo calling the action for both the men’s and women’s final. Local favorite Mary Joe Fernandez will serve as the sideline reporter for both CBS telecasts.

The women’s final is set for Noon Saturday, April 2 while the men’s final, a best-of-five set match, is scheduled for Sunday, April 3 at Noon.

ESPN and ESPN2 will combine for 30 hours of live and taped coverage over six days. ESPN’s coverage begins with third round matches Sunday, March 27. The ESPN family concludes its coverage by airing the two men’s semifinal matches live on ESPN2 Friday, April 1. Cliff Drysdale, Patrick McEnroe and Mary Joe Fernandez will be in the booth. ESPN has covered this tournament since its inception 21 years ago.

The Tennis Channel marks its second year covering the NASDAQ-100 Open by once again bringing viewers wall-to-wall coverage of second-round action on the Stadium Court on Saturday, March 26. The network’s live coverage will begin at 11 am. Sam Gore, Katrina Adams, Jimmy Arias and Bud Collins will announce.

ABOUT THE NASDAQ-100 OPEN:
The 2005 NASDAQ-100 Open will be played March 23- April 3 at the Tennis Center at Crandon Park in Miami. The 12-day combined event, founded by Butch Buchholz in 1985, is owned by IMG and operated by IMG’s Miami office. The NASDAQ-100 Open is one of nine ATP Masters Series events on the ATP calendar, a top tier event on the Sony Ericsson WTA TOUR calendar, and features the top men's and women's tennis players in the world. In 2004, Andy Roddick defeated Guillermo Coria to win for the first time in Miami. Serena Williams returned from injury to defend her title and win her third consecutive NASDAQ-100 Open championship. For ticket information, call (305) 442-3367.

Date Day Air Time Hrs Live/Delay

The Tennis Channel 26-Mar Saturday 11 am - completion 12 Live
ESPN2 27-Mar Sunday 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm 2 Live
ESPN 28-Mar Monday 1 pm - 3 pm 2 Live
ESPN2 28-Mar Monday 3 pm - 5 pm 2 Live
ESPN2 28-Mar Monday 8 pm - 10 pm 2 Delay
ESPN 29-Mar Tuesday 1 pm - 3 pm 2 Live
ESPN2 29-Mar Tuesday 3 pm - 5 pm 2 Live
ESPN2 30-Mar Wednesday 12:30 am - 2:30 am 2 Delay
ESPN 30-Mar Wednesday 1 pm - 3 pm 2 Live
ESPN2 30-Mar Wednesday 3 pm - 5 pm 2 Live
ESPN2 30-Mar Wednesday 7 pm - 9 pm 2 Live
ESPN 31-Mar Thursday 1 pm - 3 pm 2 Live
ESPN2 31-Mar Thursday 3 pm - 5 pm 2 Live
ESPN2 31-Mar Thursday 7 pm - 9 pm 2 Live
ESPN2 1-Apr Friday 3 pm - 5 pm 2 Live
ESPN2 1-Apr Friday 7 pm - 9 pm 2 Live
CBS TV 2-Apr Saturday Noon - 2 pm 2 Live
CBS TV 3-Apr Sunday Noon - 3 pm 3 Live
TOTAL HOURS: 47

http://www.nasdaq-100open.com/news/pr/news21437.html

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Old 03-21-2005, 12:19 AM   #2
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At least there is more coverage for this tournament than the last one.
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At least there is more coverage for this tournament than the last one.
It's about the same. 44.5 hours was scheduled for Indian Wells, but ESPN extended coverage a few times so it was probably closer to 47:
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ESPN will find a way to F this up 2.
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Hopefully they show the semifinals at the right time instead of 2 a.m.
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Are all the Masters Series co-ed? because I hate these females wasting tv time on WTA crap.
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Only Miami & Indian Wells (the unofficial fifth & sixth grand slams).
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ESPN2 Sees Ratings Rise With Key Biscayne Coverage
By Tennis Week
04/07/2005

Roger Federer and Kim Clijsters weren't the only winners at the Nasdaq-100 Open. ESPN2 nearly doubled its 2004 viewership with its coverage of the Key Biscayne tournament.

ESPN and ESPN2 presented slightly more than 33 hours of total Nasdaq-100 Open coverage — up 10 percent from the 30 hours the network televised in 2004 — with ESPN2 registering a significant ratings rise in its 24 hours of coverage.

ESPN2's Key Biscayne coverage reached an average of 394,000 homes, which is nearly 90 percent more than the 207,000 households the network averaged in its 2004 Nasdaq-100 Open coverage.

ESPN, which televised a little more than eight hours of the event, averaged about 351,000 households, a decline of about 6 percent from the 2004 average of 372,000.

The presence of several familiar Grand Slam champions playing deep into the draw created compelling story lines that drew fans to the stands and viewers to their televisions. Six-time champion Andre Agassi fell to Federer in the semifinals that was a rematch of the 2002 final. The unseeded Clijsters continued her winning streak by stopping Maria Sharapova to claim her second consecutive title. The tournament marked the 2005 debut of former No. 1 Justine Henin-Hardenne, who lost to Sharapova in their first meeting. Three-time champion Venus Williams snapped a six-match losing to younger sister Serena with her quarterfinal conquest of the three-time defending champion.

The two highest-rated matches of the tournament showcased some of the sport's biggest stars: the Federer-Agassi match on Friday night, April 1st was ESPN2's highest-rated match, drawing 590,000 households, followed by Thursday afternoon's clash between Sharapova and Venus Williams, which reached 512,000 homes.

Interestingly, the Williams sisters quarterfinal, which aired on tape delay on ESPN2 starting at 12:40 a.m. Eastern on March 30th generated a 0.4 rating in reaching 346,000 homes — a positive performance given the late-night start time on the East Coast and the fact that viewers already knew the result by the time the match was aired.


ESPN2's tennis coverage continues tomorrow at Amelia Island. ESPN2 will televise the final three days of the Bausch & Lomb Championships with coverage on Friday (1-2:30 p.m. Eastern time), Saturday (noon-2 p.m. Eastern) and Sunday's final, which will be aired from 1 to 3 p.m. Tim Ryan will serve as play-by-play announcer with Pam Shriver providing analysis. ESPN2 will televise The Family Circle Cup live from Charleston beginning next Thursday afternoon.
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