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US Open ladies’s closing attracts greater viewers than males’s decider on ESPN

The Saturday broadcast of the ladies’s closing peaked at 3.4 million viewers whereas the boys’s closing, which noticed Medvedev win his first main title, had a peak of two.7 million the next day, ESPN mentioned.

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PUBLISHED ON SEP 15, 2021 11:32 AM IST

The U.S. Open ladies’s closing between Emma Raducanu and Leylah Fernandez attracted a much bigger viewers on ESPN than the boys’s conflict that includes calendar yr Grand Slam-chasing Novak Djokovic and Russia’s Daniil Medvedev, the U.S. sports activities channel mentioned.

The Saturday broadcast of the ladies’s closing peaked at 3.4 million viewers whereas the boys’s closing, which noticed Medvedev win his first main title, had a peak of two.7 million the next day, ESPN mentioned.

The ladies’s title conflict between the youngsters — the primary main closing within the Open period to characteristic two unseeded gamers — had a mean of two.44 million viewers, a 37% enhance over the 2020 closing when Naomi Osaka beat Victoria Azarenka.

A day after British 18-year-old Raducanu grew to become the sport’s first qualifier to win a serious, males’s world primary Djokovic took the Arthur Ashe Stadium court docket towards second-ranked Medvedev within the males’s closing.

A win for the Serb would have made him the primary man in 52 years to win all 4 majors in the identical yr and provides him a twenty first Grand Slam to maneuver forward of Roger Federer and Rafa Nadal.

The ultimate on Sunday afternoon, which generally faces stiff competitors for viewers from the primary week of the NFL season, averaged 2.05 million viewers, up 37% from final yr.

The 2021 version of the hardcourt main averaged 881,000 viewers in U.S. prime time, a 33% bounce over final yr and a 13% enhance for the 2 weeks of broadcast, ESPN mentioned.

Channel 4, which signed a last-minute cope with UK rights holder Amazon Prime to broadcast the match free to air, noticed their broadcast peak at 9.2 million viewers throughout Raducanu’s inconceivable win.

This story has been revealed from a wire company feed with out modifications to the textual content.

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