View Full Version : The Lowest Ratings EVER for the US Open finals

Sep 15th, 2004, 04:44 AM
(Sorry if this is old news)

Roger Federer's dominant win over Lleyton Hewitt was the lowest-rated U.S. Opens men's final ever.

Federer's 6-0,7-6,6-0 win over Hewitt on Sunday drew a preliminary national rating of 2.5 for CBS. That means an average of 2.5 percent of the country's TV homes tuned in at any given moment.

The rating was down 29 percent from the 35 percent last year, when Andy Roddick captured his first Grand Slam title with a win over Juan C. Ferrero. The ratting for Roddick's win was a 44 percent drop from 2002, when Pete Sampras beat longtime rival Andre Agassi in four sets for his 14th major title.

The rating for the womens's final for Saturday was also down. Svetlana Kusznetosva's 6-3, 7-5 win over fellow Russian Elena Dementieva drew a preliminary national rating of 2.2, down 12 percent from the 2.5 last year when Justine H-Hardenne beat fellow Belgian Kim Clijsters.

Sep 15th, 2004, 04:47 AM
:bigcry: Did you need to remind me of Lleyton's loss again? :sad:

Sep 15th, 2004, 05:02 AM
that could possibly be the worst final of a GS that i have ever seen. I never did see wimby 88 with graf though so....

Sep 15th, 2004, 05:10 AM
wow. I thought it would be bad but not this bad!