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SBD Global/June 13, 2014/Media

Eurosport Announces Record Audience Figures For French Open

Maria Sharapova's French Open win set a Eurosport viewing record.
Eurosport announced record-breaking audience figures for the 2014 French Open. The tournament attracted an average live audience of 1.36 million European viewers on Eurosport, a rise of 17% on the '12 tournament, which held the previous record. Maria Sharapova’s victory over Simona Halep in the final was the most watched women’s tennis match in Eurosport’s history with an average live audience of 3.8 million viewers. The men’s final which saw Rafael Nadal triumph for the ninth time at Roland Garros was the best ever French Open final on Eurosport with over 4.1 million viewers in Europe and the second-best tennis match on the channel. This year's French Open saw the highest live average audience rises vs. '13 in Romania and Spain (both +128%), U.K. (+79%) and France (+49%). The channel also had strong audience reach for the tournament. A total of 60.7 million different European viewers tuned in vs. 58.8 million in '13 -- making it the second best ever Grand Slam reach on Eurosport and Eurosport 2. Online, more than 1.3 million daily users visited the French Open section of Eurosport’s websites on the web and on mobile (Eurosport).
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