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    Re: ATP WTA GS US Open 8/26 - 9/8 2019


    Elise Mertens and Aryna Sabalenka Women's Doubles Champions
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    Rafael Nadal 2019 Men's Singles Champiion
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    Diede de Groot
    Victoria Chiesa /Sunday, September 08, 2019
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    Andy Lapthorne and Dylan Alcott Wheelchair Doubles Champions
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    Diede de Groot and Aniek Van Koot Womens Wheelchair Champions
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    Jonas Forejtek Junior Boys Champion
    Chris Oddo /Sunday, September 08, 2019
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    Re: ATP WTA GS US Open 8/26 - 9/8 2019

    Nothing earth-shattering, but the Slate sports podcast discusses both finals:

    https://slate.com/podcasts/hang-up-a...-up-and-listen

    Tennis discussed 2:20 - 21:50

  8. #188

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    TENNIS IN AMERICA UPDATE:

    ESPN said it averaged 1.275 million viewers for the 2019 U.S. Open, up 23% from last year (1,038,000) & the most ever for the event. The previous high for ESPN was 2015.

    The most-watched telecast: The Women’s Final, which averaged 3,219,000 viewers.
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    Re: ATP WTA GS US Open 8/26 - 9/8 2019

    I couldn't find a way to watch the finals, personally. I wanted to and looked through my TV listings, but gave up after finding I would seemingly have to buy it from somewhere.
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  10. #190

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    2019 US OPEN SETS MULTIPLE RECORDS

    Record Attendance, Surging Television Ratings Around the World, and Impressive Digital Engagement Brings Tournament to More Fans than Ever Before

    FLUSHING MEADOWS, N.Y., September 10, 2019 Ė The USTA today announced that the 2019 US Open connected with more fans than ever before in its history. The tournament set record attendance levels, saw ratings spike on ESPN and with international broadcast partners, and received healthy engagement across all of its digital platforms.

    2019 US Open Attendance

    The total three-week attendance surpassed 850,000 for the first time, with 853,227 attending the entirety of the event
    US Open Fan Week, from August 19 through August 25 set an all-time attendance record of 115,355
    The two weeks of the main draw saw a record 737,872 attendees
    Arthur Ashe Stadium sold out 23 of 24 sessions during the main draw

    Television Ratings

    ESPNís live, exclusive coverage of the US Open was seen by an average of 1,275,000 viewers (P2+), up 23% from last year (1,038,000), ESPNís most ever for the event. The previous best was 2015, ESPNís first year of exclusivity and airing the entire tournament (1,265,000)
    28 of 29 comparable telecast windows saw an increase in viewership over 2018
    The most-watched telecast on ESPN this year was the womenís singles final on September 7 which earned a 2.0 rating and an average of 3,219,000 viewers, ranking second all-time (behind only the 2015 menís final at 3,321,000) The menís singles final on September 8 posted a 1.6 rating with an average of 2,751,000 viewers and was the the most-watched menís singles final since 2015.
    Eurosport garnered a 25% ratings increase on Eurosport 1 and 39% increase on Eurosport 2 during television coverage of the 2019 US Open along, with a 37% increase in minutes streamed and 22% increase in video views on Eurosport Player

    Digital Impressions

    USOpen.org and the US Open Mobile App, the tournamentís official digital properties developed and hosted by IBM, attracted more than 10 million unique visitors, 5 million of whom were from outside the United States
    US Open Now, the tournamentís new, digital-first live-streaming lifestyle channel, attracted 5.5 million viewers. Engagement with US Open Now was a near-even split between U.S.-based and international viewers (53%/47%)
    Total interactions and video views across the four major social media platforms (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube) topped 300 million for the first time

    Special Events

    A dramatic sculpture honoring Althea Gibson was unveiled on the first day of the US Openís main draw
    Kim Clijsters was the newest inductee into the US Open Court of Champions
    The US Openís annual Military Appreciation Day was renamed in honor of 1943 U.S. Nationals menís singles champion Lt. Joe Hunt
    Rod Laver was presented a special commemorative plaque by the four leaders of the Grand Slamís honoring the 50th anniversary of Laverís second calendar year Grand Slam

    Offbeat Numbers

    909 matches were played during the US Open
    1,545 kids took to competition courts as part of the Net Generation Kids on Court program for pre-match demos, coin flips and trophy presentations
    ESPN presented 178 hours of television over the three-week event
    The roofs over Arthur Ashe Stadium and Louis Armstrong Stadium were closed for 2,883 minutes during the tournament
    US Open fans enjoyed more than 250,000 Honey Deuce cocktails, the signature cocktail of the US Open. Over 35,000 pounds of honey dew melon balls were used
    US Open fans consumed 13,300 pounds of lobster
    3,260 pounds of bacon was served during the tournament

    # # #

    The USTA is the national governing body for the sport of tennis in the U.S. and the leader in promoting and developing the growth of tennis at every level -- from local communities to the highest level of the professional game. A not-for-profit organization with more than 655,000 members, it invests 100% of its proceeds in growing the game. It owns and operates the US Open, one of the highest-attended annual sporting events in the world, and launched the US Open Series, linking seven summer WTA and ATP World Tour tournaments to the US Open. In addition, it owns approximately 90 Pro Circuit events throughout the U.S. and selects the teams for the Davis Cup, Fed Cup, Olympic and Paralympic Games. The USTAís philanthropic entity, the USTA Foundation, provides grants and scholarships in addition to supporting tennis and education programs nationwide to benefit under-resourced youth through the National Junior Tennis & Learning (NJTL) network. For more information about the USTA, go to USTA.com or follow the official accounts on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Snapchat.

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