Canadians Watching Wimbledon in Record Numbers as Milos Raonic Prepares to Take On Roger Federer in Historic Match

— July 3, 2014

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TORONTO (July 3, 2014) – Canada’s historic run at WIMBLEDON has attracted record audiences to TSN, as this year’s tournament is the most-watched WIMBLEDON ever on TSN through the quarter-finals. Milos Raonic’s quarter-final win attracted 545,000 viewers to TSN and RDS on Wednesday, making it one of the Top 3 most-watched WIMBLEDON non-finals broadcasts on record. Audiences for the match peaked at 802,000 viewers as Raonic closed out the decisive four-set victory.

Raonic attempts to reach his first Grand Slam final when he takes on seven-time WIMBLEDON champion Roger Federer tomorrow (Friday, July 4) in the second men’s semifinal, beginning at approximately 11:45 a.m. ET live on TSN and TSN GO. The first semifinal features top-ranked Novak Djokovic taking on Grigor Dimitrov at 8 a.m. ET live on TSN and TSN GO.

Raonic is the first Canadian men’s singles player to reach the semifinals at WIMBLEDON in the Open era. Along the way, he has recorded decisive victories over opponents including Nick Kyrgios, Kei Nishikori, and Lukasz Kubot.

Genie Bouchard’s quarter-final victory on Wednesday attracted an average audience of 304,000 viewers to TSN and RDS. Overall, more than 2.2 million unique viewers tuned in to watch the Raonic and Bouchard matches on TSN and RDS yesterday. Bouchard looks to capture her first career Grand Slam title when she squares off against former WIMBLEDON champion Petra Kvitova in the final on Saturday, July 5 at 9 a.m. ET live on TSN and TSN GO.*

TSN’s Mark Masters continues to report live from the All England Club with a focus on Raonic and Bouchard. 

Grand Slam Tennis on TSN

As the undisputed Canadian home of the biggest events on the tennis calendar, TSN has the court covered throughout the entire 2014 season, serving up exclusive coverage of Grand Slam tennis, including the AUSTRALIAN OPEN, FRENCH OPEN, WIMBLEDON, and U.S. OPEN.

Broadcast Schedule*

Friday, July 4

  • BREAKFAST AT WIMBLEDON – 7 a.m. ET on TSN
  • Men’s Semifinal #1 – 8 a.m. ET on TSN
  • Men’s Semifinal #2 – approximately 11:45 a.m. ET on TSN
  • WIMBLEDON PRIMETIME – 10 p.m. ET on TSN2


    Saturday, July 5

  • BREAKFAST AT WIMBLEDON – 8 a.m. ET on TSN
  • Women’s Final – 9 a.m. ET on TSN
  • WIMBLEDON PRIMETIME – 12 midnight. ET on TSN2

 

Sunday, July 6

  • Breakfast at Wimbledon – 8 a.m. ET on TSN
  • Men’s Final – 9 a.m. ET on TSN
  • WIMBLEDON PRIMETIME – 7 p.m. ET on TSN

 

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*Start times subject to change

**For electronic measurement data that dates back to 1994.  Audiences prior to August 31, 2009 are based on BBM Nielsen Media Research Mark II meters.

Source: BBM Canada

 

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