TSN and RDS Attract Record Audience For Genie Bouchard’s Historic Semifinal Victory at WIMBLEDON

— July 4, 2014

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TORONTO (July 4, 2014) – The Genie Army was out in full force yesterday for Genie Bouchard’s historic semifinal victory at WIMBLEDON. Overnight data from BBM Canada confirms that more than 1.9 million unique viewers tuned in to TSN and RDS to witness Bouchard become the first Canadian singles player to make a Grand Slam tennis final – making it the most-watched WIMBLEDON non-finals broadcast on record. 

The match attracted an average audience of 791,000 viewers, with audiences peaking at 1.4 million viewers as Bouchard took match point to secure her win over Simona Halep.

Canadians have rallied behind Bouchard and Milos Raonic throughout WIMBLEDON:

  • Raonic’s quarter-final win attracted an average audience of 545,000 viewers (1.6 million unique viewers) to TSN and RDS on Wednesday
  • Bouchard’s quarter-final victory attracted an average audience of 304,000 viewers (921,000 unique viewers) to TSN and RDS on Wednesday

Overall, this year’s tournament is the most-watched WIMBLEDON in TSN history.

Canadians can follow Bouchard’s attempt for Grand Slam glory during the WIMBLEDON women’s final airing tomorrow (Saturday, July 5) at 9 a.m. ET live on TSN and TSN GO (visit TSN.ca/GO to learn more about TSN GO’s availability).

For a preview of the final, fans can tune in to the iconic BREAKFAST AT WIMBLEDON at 8 a.m. ET. In addition, TSN’s Mark Masters, who has been on-site at the All England Club all tournament long, will continue to deliver reports on Bouchard before and after her big match against former WIMBLEDON champion Petra Kvitova.

TSN Radio stations across the country deliver live coverage of Bouchard’s historic WIMBLEDON final, including TSN Radio 1050 in Toronto, TSN Radio 690 in Montreal, TSN Radio 1290 in Winnipeg, TSN Radio 1200 in Ottawa, TSN Radio 1260 in Edmonton, and TEAM Radio 1410 in Vancouver.

Canada is also represented in the men’s doubles final, with Vasek Pospisil and his partner Jack Sock of the United States taking on brothers Bob and Mike Bryan – also of the United States – tomorrow at approximately 1 p.m. ET live on TSN and TSN GO.

The men’s final, featuring No. 1-seed Novak Djokovic and seven-time WIMBLEDON champion Roger Federer, airs Sunday at 9 a.m. ET live on TSN and TSN GO, with BREAKFAST AT WIMBLEDON previewing the match at 8 a.m. ET.

Broadcast Schedule*
Saturday, July 5

  • BREAKFAST AT WIMBLEDON – 8 a.m. ET on TSN
  • Women’s Final – 9 a.m. ET on TSN
  • Women’s Doubles Final – approximately 11 a.m. ET on TSN
  • Men’s Doubles Final – approximately 1 p.m. ET on TSN
  • WIMBLEDON PRIMETIME – 4 p.m. ET and 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 

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. 

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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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