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US Open Shatters Tournament Record

September 14, 2005 02:59 PM

The USTA announced that the 2005 US Open set several records in attendance and website traffic and generated significant television ratings growth over last year:

Attendance:

  • An all-time attendance record was set at 659,538 fans, breaking the previous record set in 2001, by over 20,000 fans. The US Open remains the highest attended annual event in sports.
  • The daily total attendance record was set at 58,589 on Saturday, September 3, and again the following day with 58,817 on Sunday, September 4.

Television:

  • The national overnight rating for the Men’s Final on CBS Sports was 6.2, doubling the 2004 rating.
  • Total viewership for the Saturday Night primetime Women’s Final was up 28% vs. 2004.
  • Viewership of Super Saturday (both men’s semifinals and the women’s final) on CBS Sports increased by 56% vs. 2004.
  • Total ratings of the US Open on CBS Sports were up 18% vs. 2004.
  • USA Network’s total viewership for the key 18-49 demographic increased 24% vs. 2004. Total viewership on USA Network was up 8%.

Website:

  • Traffic on USOpen.org, the official tournament website set an all-time record of
  • 27.0 million visitors vs. 15.4 million last year, up 75%.
    The average visitor spent a record 81 minutes on the site.

USOpen.org remains a top-five most-trafficked sports website.

 

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