The four set marathon men’s final between Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal ended up with a 2.6 rating with a 6 share. That’s up from last year’s 2.2/6 when Djokovic and Nadal met as well. However, last year’s coverage ended up being delayed and sent to ESPN2 after rain forced coverage from CBS.
CBS’ coverage had an overall 2.0/5 which is 11% higher than last year’s U.S. Open.
The blurb from CBS.
…from CBS Sports
CBS Sports’ live coverage of the 2011 U.S. OPEN TENNIS CHAMPIONSHIPS on Monday, Sept. 12, featuring the men’s championship, an epic four-set rematch that saw No. 1 Novak Djokovic defeat No. 2 Rafael Nadal, 6-2, 6-3, 6-7, 6-1, earned an average overnight household rating/share of 2.6/6, up 18% from last year’s 2.2/6, which saw Nadal defeat Djokovic in four sets on Monday afternoon, Sept. 13 (CBS’s 2010 coverage of the men’s championship was halted due to rain and concluded on ESPN2).
Overall, CBS Sports’ coverage of the 2011 U.S. OPEN TENNIS CHAMPIONSHIP earned an average overnight HH rating/share of 2.0/5, up 11% from last year’s 1.8/5.
I’ll have more coming up.