More people watched the U.S Open women’s match than the men’s

September 15, 2021

An average of 2.44 million viewers tuned into the U.S. Open women’s championships on Saturday featuring a historic battle between victor Emma Raducanu and Leylah Fernandez, beating the viewership of the men’s match, new ESPN data reports.

The broadcast featuring the two teenage athletes peaked at 3.4 million viewers between 6 and 6:15 EST, which represents ESPN’s highest peak of the tournament and an increase of over 37 percent from last year when Naomi Osaka faced off against Victoria Azarenka. The Hill