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Wimbledon peak UK TV audiences



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Quite interesting. Of the 8 highest peaking single's matches, 4 were women's matches - 1 was obviously the final, 2 featured the home hope (some of that 3.2m tuning in for the Strycova will be scarred for life mind...) and one was of course the main story of the first week, but nice to see that women's tennis, whatever the context, can draw in this country and hold it's own against the men. It's just a shame there's currently pretty much no home interest outside of Konta, and even she gets those unfortunate views and threads that we saw last week, which might put off those more narrow minded from watching.

Those Federer-Djokovic numbers were particularly impressive (an average of 6m) as it was simultaneously competing against 2 other big sporting events in the UK on free to air TV, and it came out on top. Had it have been say a generic Djokovic vs Cilic/Anderson/Raonic like in previous years (big 3 or 4 vs a bot) then they would have been significantly lower.
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of course it had to be ATP matches on top. gauff/hercog might as well be considered the worst match of all time with still some decent audience because of the hype, it was that bad.


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Surprise Gauff vs Halep did not make the cut
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I suppose quite many people switched temporarily to the Djokovic-Federer match to check if it was still lasting...
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ATP is gonna be in so much trouble when the big 3 retires.

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Why did people watch this amateur match Gauff vs Hercog?
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Surprise Gauff vs Halep did not make the cut
To a certain extent I am surprised too. But anyway, this suggests that the "bigger public" didn't believe in Gauff's chances and supposed a straightforward match. And they were actually right.
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Surprise Gauff vs Halep did not make the cut
I think that was going on the same time as Konta-Kvitova.

Anybody have the ESPN ratings?
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Why did people watch this amateur match Gauff vs Hercog?
They wanted to see the the victory of the "teenage sensation". This proves that there are MILLIONS waiting for new faces - maybe among the twitter generation. (Actually this would deserve a deeper analysis of the audience.)
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ATP is gonna be in so much trouble when the big 3 retires.
Literally no one gives a shit about the ATP outside of Novak, Fed, Rafa, and Murray when he was relevant.

It's so funny that the people who complain about equal pay always say but "men's tennis is more popular!!!!" When you have losers like Zverev who's worse at slams than Svitolina and Bertens at #1 you're gonna see WTA beat the shit out of ATP in popularity...then why should the men be paid the same as the women???

This just confirms that outside the big 3 and a half...WTA>>>>ATP in popularity. The mugs on the ATP tour who aren't the top 3.5 should be paid in prize money half as much as actually marquee players like Simona and Serena and Kvitova. A 15 year old was more popular here than 99.99999999% of the mugs on the ATP tour.

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Why did people watch this amateur match Gauff vs Hercog?
It was either that or auger-humbert match. So
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Cori gauff got a big audience because of the ridiculous and manufactured BBC hype job, that's it.

So when the big 3 are gone, they're going to do the same thing with the men's game, hype up the next big hopes to high heaven, and because the big three will be gone, one of the new hyped stars will win, and as it's best of 5, audience figures will be bigger than the women's. They've already started having really latched on to the this NextGen thing, they cover world tour finals and Queens and they've been so waxing lyrical about Shapovalov and Zverev to the point of nausea, I'm looking at you Andrew Castle.

WTA is already basically looking at life after Serena/Sharapova/Venus, they do not win slams or dominate anymore.

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I think that was going on the same time as Konta-Kvitova.

Anybody have the ESPN ratings?
Yes, it was at almost the same time but I expected over 2 millions



here are ESPN

https://thebiglead.com/2019/07/15/fe...ledon-ratings/





From ESPN PR, some final numbers on Cocomania:

Each of the four days Gauff played at #Wimbledon (Monday the 1st, Wednesday, Friday, Monday the 8th), her match was the most-watched match of the day, topped by Monday the 8th, which averaged 1,123,000 people, peaking at 1,225,000.
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Literally no one gives a shit about the ATP outside of Novak, Fed, Rafa, and Murray when he was relevant.

It's so funny that the people who complain about equal pay always say but "men's tennis is more popular!!!!" When you have losers like Zverev who's worse at slams than Svitolina and Bertens at #1 you're gonna see WTA beat the shit out of ATP in popularity...then why should the men be paid the same as the women???

This just confirms that outside the big 3 and a half...WTA>>>>ATP in popularity. The mugs on the ATP tour who aren't the top 3.5 should be paid in prize money half as much as actually marquee players like Simona and Serena and Kvitova. A 15 year old was more popular here than 99.99999999% of the mugs on the ATP tour.

Flops.
ATP is indeed top heavy and they want to ride out the Big 3 as long as possible. When they're gone perennial GS choker like Zverev has a shot at winning more GS than Boris Becker and then the hype shit will really hit the fan. So while I'm tired of the Big 3 I actually think ATP will be even worse without them with too many random mugs getting superstar hype. I'm fairly sure Federer will only retire once he eclipses Connors' ATP titles record, that's the only goal left for him.
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