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4.4 Million Canadians Watch Eugenie Bouchard’s Semifinal Match on TSN and RDS

– Historic AUSTRALIAN OPEN match attracts a record average audience of 1.5 million viewers to TSN, RDS, and RDS2 –

– TSN’s coverage of the 2014 AUSTRALIAN OPEN continues this weekend with the men’s and women’s finals –



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TORONTO (January 23, 2014) – Canada’s Genie Army supporters came together for her historic 2014 AUSTRALIAN OPEN match last night. Overnight data from BBM Canada confirms that a total of 4.4 million unique viewers watched rising Canadian star Eugenie Bouchard’s semifinal match against China’s Li Na on TSN, RDS, and RDS2.

The highly-anticipated match drew a record average audience of 1.5 million viewers to TSN (988,000), RDS (365,000), and RDS2 (182,000) – making it the most-watched AUSTRALIAN OPEN match ever on Canadian television.*

TSN’s live coverage of the 2014 AUSTRALIAN OPEN continues with the men’s semifinal #2 featuring Roger Federer versus Rafael Nadal airing live on Friday, Jan. 24 at 3:30 a.m. ET** on TSN.

Coverage concludes this weekend with the women’s final featuring Li Na versus Dominika Cibulkova, airing live on Saturday, Jan. 25 at 3 a.m. ET** on TSN and the men’s final, airing live on Sunday, Jan. 26 at 3 a.m. ET** on TSN.

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Source: BBM Canada

*For electronic measurement data that dates back to 1994.  Audiences prior to August 31, 2009 are based on BBM Nielsen Media Research Mark II meters.

**Start time is subject to change

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