Since the USO 2001, everybody has been saying they are tired of seeing all-Williams GS finals. Do you think the ratings for an all-Belgian FO final will be better or worse than all-Williams??
I know what you mean, I have friends that think they are tennis fans but they still think Connors and McEnroe are playing. They only know Andre, Pete and Jen. Some of them don't even know the sisters. Which reminds me of a funny story, I volunteered for the last tournament in Philly and someone came to the ticket booth and asked me if the Jackson sisters were playingvs1 said:Hopefully the final will be a good match.
But to be honest, most Americans (we're talking not members of WTAworld board) don't know Kim or Justine. I was pretty shocked to see that even people on my tennis team don't all know them! And the way they try to pronounce Kim's last name it all wrong! It drives me crazy!
I was out to dinner last night with some people from my study group and I was telling them how I was nervous for the semi finals matches and NOT ONE OF THEM knew anyone except for Serena! Now, I know, that's THEIR loss. But in terms of TV ratings in the US, it's going to hurt ESPN and their sponsors. Of course, I don't know the ratings outside of the US, but you can bet that the US is a big market.
With Serena AND Andre both out, I think that the rating will be some of the lowest we've seen. We'll see.
Actually it is on 10pm which isn't so bad, that is if it is shown livekim&lleytonrule said:In Belgium, dare I say it but it will be the most watched sports event on TV ever. And in Australia it will attract more viewersthan the AO final, the only thing that may detract some aussie viewers is the time, so instead I'll say it will have better ratings in Aus than last years Wimbledon final as they are both on late at night.