Bouchard quarterfinal victory draws 1.6M viewers to TSN Staff

1/21/2014 4:55:42 PM

TORONTO - Fast-rising Canadian tennis star Eugenie Bouchard's historic three-set victory over former world No. 1 player Ana Ivanovic drew major audiences to TSN, as overnight data from BBM Canada confirms that a total of more than 1.6 million unique viewers watched the 19-year-old Montrealer's quarterfinal victory at the 2014 Australian Open.

The two-and-a-half hour match drew an average audience of 406,000 viewers to TSN, and audiences peaked late in the third set as 717,000 viewers watched Bouchard close out the victory to become the first Canadian singles player to reach the semifinals of a Grand Slam tournament since Carling Bassett in 1984.

TSN's live coverage of the 2014 Australian Open continues with Bouchard's highly-anticipated women's semifinal match against China's Li Na, airing Wednesday at 9:30pm et/6:30pm pt* on TSN, immediately following the conclusion of the Montreal Canadiens versus Pittsburgh Penguins game.

*Start time is subject to change