Nadal is a ratings magnet clearly. Medvedev, Ruud, Djokovic. It doesn't matter. You put Nadal on the card and he will draw. Heck he will draw vs me.Here are some viewership details of this year's French Open.
1. Tennis Channel’s coverage of the 2022 French Open produced the most-watched match in the network’s 19-year history. The night-session quarterfinal between all-time greats Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic on May 31 generated 666,000 viewers. This surpassed the previous single-match record of 511,000 viewers, set by the same players at last year’s French Open, in a semifinal on June 11, 2021.
Tennis Channel sees most-watched match during French Open
2. Rafael Nadal's French Open quarterfinal defeat of Novak Djokovic broke Eurosport's viewership record to become the most-watched Roland Garros match in the channel's history.
The quarterfinal, which lasted more than four hours, saw an average of 833,000 viewers tune in throughout the match. The total viewership crossed the one million mark, registering 1,036,993 at the end.
It became the second-most-watched match in Eurosport's history, with Nadal's win over Daniil Medvedev in the 2022 Australian Open final generating over 1.3 million viewers.
Earlier on Wednesday, the match between Carlos Alcaraz and Alexander Zverev registered over half a million (544,687) viewers.
Rafael Nadal's win over Novak Djokovic shatters Eurosport's French Open viewership record (sportskeeda.com)
3. According to Mediametrie, a France-based company that specializes in audience measurement, the two-week long tournament was watched by over 42 million people in France.
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French Open 2022 viewership breaches the 42-million mark in France (sportskeeda.com)