U.S. Open ratings see decline, especially for men's final

by: Kamakshi Tandon | September 18, 2016

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The men's final had approximately 1.4 million less viewers this year. (AP Photo)

Ratings were down for the finals of the US Open with both the men's and women's events seeing a drop from last year. 

The men's final between Stan Wawrinka and Novak Djokovic drew 1.7 million viewers (on ESPN), compared to approximately 2.3 million a year ago for the final between Djokovic and Roger Federer.

The women's final between Angelique Kerber and Karoline Pliskova earned 1.5 million viewers (on ESPN), down from 1.6 million in 2015 for Flavia Pennetta and Roberta Vinci and down also from approximately 4.3 million (on CBS) two years ago for the final between Serena Williams and Caroline Wozniacki.

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