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

— January 27, 2015

– Last night’s match is the most-watched AUSTRALIAN OPEN quarter-final ever, with an average audience of more than 1 million –

– Overall, more that 2.7 million unique viewers tuned in to TSN and RDS to watch at least part of Bouchard’s match with world #2-ranked Sharapova –

– Live coverage continues with Canada’s Milos Raonic in the men’s quarter-final airing tomorrow (Wednesday, Jan. 28) at approximately 12:30 a.m. PT/3:30 a.m. ET across the TSN Network –

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.   Canadians can follow Milos Raonic in his quest for Grand Slam glory during his AUSTRALIAN OPEN quarter-final airing tomorrow (Wednesday, Jan. 28) at 12:30 a.m. PT/3:30 a.m. ET live across the TSN Network and on TSN GO.   Broadcast Schedule TSN’s broadcast schedule* for the remainder of the AUSTRALIAN OPEN is as follows: Tuesday, Jan. 27
  • 7 p.m. ET – Men’s and Women’s Quarter-Finals (TSN1, TSN4, TSN5)
  • 9 p.m. ET – Men’s and Women’s Quarter-Finals (TSN1, TSN4, TSN5; joined in progress at 9:30 p.m. ET on TSN3)
  Wednesday, Jan. 28
  • 12:30 a.m. PT/3:30 a.m. ET – Men’s and Women’s Quarter-Finals (TSN Network; encore at 1 p.m. ET on TSN4, TSN5)
  • 9:30 p.m. ET – Women’s Semifinals (TSN Network)
  Thursday, Jan. 29
  • 3:30 a.m. ET – Men’s Semifinal #1 (TSN Network; encore at 1 p.m. ET on TSN4, TSN5 and at 8 p.m. ET on TSN1)
  Friday, Jan. 30
  • 3:30 a.m. ET – Men’s Semifinal #2 (TSN; encore at 1 p.m. ET on TSN4, TSN5 and at 7 p.m. ET on TSN2)
  Saturday, Jan. 31
  • 3 a.m. ET – Women’s Final (TSN Network; encore at 3:30 p.m. ET on TSN2)
  Sunday, Feb. 1
  • 3 a.m. ET – Men’s Final (TSN Network; encore at 8 p.m. ET on TSN2)
  *Broadcast schedule subject to change   Source: Numeris (formerly BBM Canada)  

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