View Full Version : Last year for prime time?

Aug 23rd, 2003, 07:03 AM
In 2001, the U.S. Open held the womens singles final in the evening, prime time, for the for time in the broadcast history of the Open. This event was almost entirely generated by the immense ratings that occurred during the matches of VENUS and SERENA WILLIAMS in previous televised events.

The ratings went off the charts as tennis out scored top football team and other prime time programming when the womens finals went primes time.

This year, a TV execs nightmare occurred when both VENUS and SERENA withdrew from the main draw of the Open as a result of injuries and the precious ratings were put in serious jeopardy with a possibility of the 2003 Roland Garros reoccurring once again.

A hiccup like this may be tollerated once, but if the WILLIAMS are not in the draw next year, the prime time event will once again, return to the old afternoon broadcast spot.

So this year, for only the second time in seven years, we will not have at least one player named WILLIAMS in the finals and a guaranteed low broadcast rating for poor old CBS.

TR :cool:

Aug 23rd, 2003, 11:22 AM
Maybe another station will be showing the Indy Jones trilogy during prime time. :)

Aug 23rd, 2003, 11:30 AM
maybe they should consider the men's final instead.:sad:

Aug 23rd, 2003, 11:37 AM
What does it matter...the US Open is about tennis, not TV ratings. Of course two americans are going to draw more attention then two belgians. I doubt most americans even know where Belgiam is.

Aug 23rd, 2003, 11:43 AM
Also a non prime time event is great for me cos I dont have to get up at 3am to watch the match!!!

Aug 23rd, 2003, 12:05 PM
Also a non prime time event is great for me cos I dont have to get up at 3am to watch the match!!!
lol... i was thinking the same ;)

cool bird
Aug 23rd, 2003, 12:11 PM
:lol: :lol:

Aug 23rd, 2003, 06:16 PM
I think that they should have a pre womens final with a doubles match between some of the Victoria's Secrets models ... wearing some of theri product wear! :eek: :lol:

Aug 23rd, 2003, 06:29 PM
Why not some tennis players dressed in victorias secrets lingerie? ;)

Aug 23rd, 2003, 07:44 PM
Carot - Sorry, but I do not want to see Lindsay, Cap or Conchi in a Teddy. :eek:

However, there are a few select players I wouldn't mind seeing in a VS design. :)

In fact VS should be a tour sponsor. Now that will get some ratings, baby! :)