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CBS didn't get big star power in Justine Henin's quick win vs. Svetlana Kuznetsova the U.S. Open tennis women's final Saturday night — although Billie Jean King, dropping by CBS' booth, said the 126-pound Henin is "pound-for-pound the best athlete I've ever seen." And CBS' Dick Enberg, on the trophy presentation, didn't help by calling the divorced Henin by her married name.

The match, in preliminary national TV ratings, drew 2.1% of U.S. households — down 13% from last year.



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CBS didn't get big star power in Justine Henin's quick win vs. Svetlana Kuznetsova the U.S. Open tennis women's final Saturday night — although Billie Jean King, dropping by CBS' booth, said the 126-pound Henin is "pound-for-pound the best athlete I've ever seen." And CBS' Dick Enberg, on the trophy presentation, didn't help by calling the divorced Henin by her married name.

The match, in preliminary national TV ratings, drew 2.1% of U.S. households — down 13% from last year.



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well last year had maria. and altho people hate her, she bring in the viewers.

down 13%... DANG

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Well that's expected.
No Hollywood Tennis star Maria, Serena and Venus.

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Down by just 13% without Sharapova (comparing to last year), but with the same Justine?
Sounds pretty good to me.

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Poor CBS.

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Not surprised, was a fairly poor match anyway.

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people don't know they are missing!!! that means MORE HENIN FOR ME!!!! YAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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CBS didn't get big star power in Justine Henin's quick win vs. Svetlana Kuznetsova the U.S. Open tennis women's final Saturday night — although Billie Jean King, dropping by CBS' booth, said the 126-pound Henin is "pound-for-pound the best athlete I've ever seen." And CBS' Dick Enberg, on the trophy presentation, didn't help by calling the divorced Henin by her married name.

The match, in preliminary national TV ratings, drew 2.1% of U.S. households — down 13% from last year.
I can see why the ratings are down: 1) no American player; 2) Henin was the overwhelming favorite; ; 3) Kuzie is not an appealing player, appearance-wise, personality-wise, or game-wise; and 4) the match itself was horrifically lopsided, like so many other women's matches, so no reason to stick around.

Yeah, Enberg embarrassed himself out there miscalling Henin's name. He wasn't much better today after the men's final, calling the runner-up's tray a trophy. It might be time for him to follow Bud Collins out of the door.

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That's not a bit surprising. Sad to say but the no.1 in the world is not popular enough to carry the ratings let alone a slam final. But that's the reality of it, even the AO final got higher ratings just because 2 big name players Serena and Maria are in it. Not to be rude about Justine, as good as she is, her popularity just doesn't compare to Maria and the Williams sisters.
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Has the Men's final ratings come in yet?


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Has the Men's final ratings come in yet?
Since the mens' final followed Sunday football, the ratings will be higher-- besides Americans are slowly but surely warming up to Federer He is on Regis and Kelly this morning .

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Roger was on The Today Show and Regis And Kelly this morning. He seems so much more open and comfortable in the spotlight now.I was pleasantly surprise by his demeanor.
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I'm curious what the ratings for the quarters and the semis were.

Considering that the commentators kept saying that those matches (quarters/semis) "should have been the finals" (all but telling viewers not to bother), I'm surprised it wasn't lower.

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