Federer-Nadal final earns best TV rating in 12 years
NEW YORK (AP)—The men’s French Open final has drawn its highest overnight rating in 12 years.
NBC Sports says Rafael Nadal’s four-set win over Roger Federer earned a 2.6 rating and 7 share, the best overnight for the men’s championship since Andre Agassi’s victory in 1999 recorded a 4.0 rating and 12 share. It also was a significant increase from last year’s 1.6 and 5 totals for Nadal’s victory over Robin Soderling.
Nadal beat Federer 7-5, 7-6 (3), 5-7, 6-1 Sunday for his sixth French Open title.
NBC Sports said Monday that Li Na’s straight-set victory defending champion Francesca Schiavone in Saturday’s women’s final drew a 1.7 rating and 5 share, which tied last year’s numbers.
Ratings represent the percentage of all homes with televisions tuned into a program. Overnight ratings measure the country’s largest markets.