Press Release: Record Audience of 1 Million Viewers Watch Genie Bouchard’s AUSTRALIAN OPEN Quarter-Final Showdown with Maria Sharapova on TSN and RDS

TSN (logo via Wikimedia)

TSN (logo via Wikimedia)

TORONTO (January 27, 2015) – Canadian tennis star Genie Bouchard had the full support of the Genie Army last night, as more than 1 million viewers on TSN (720,000) and RDS (304,000) tuned in to watch Bouchard’s AUSTRALIAN OPEN quarter-final showdown with Maria Sharapova. Overnight data from Numeris confirms that Bouchard’s loss to the world #2-ranked Sharapova is the the most-watched AUSTRALIAN OPEN quarter-final on record, with audiences peaking at 1.3 million viewers in the final moments of the match.

Overall, more than 2.7 million unique viewers tuned in to TSN and RDS to watch Bouchard’s second consecutive trip to the AUSTRALIAN OPEN quarter-finals.

The audience marks an 80% increase compared to Bouchard’s AUSTRALIAN OPEN quarter-final appearance last year on TSN and RDS2.

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