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2012 US Open reaches millions of fans worldwide

Andy Murray
Wednesday, September 12, 2012

The 2012 US Open, driven by two of the most compelling singles finals in the tournament’s 131 years, was one of the most successful years in the tournament’s history. Total attendance topped 700,000 for the fifth time, finishing at 710,803. 

Television viewership of the three-set women’s singles final featuring Serena Williams defeating Victoria Azarenka on CBS Sports was the highest since 2002, with 17.7 million viewers watching all or part of the match. The men’s five-set thriller, in which Andy Murray captured his first Grand Slam victory by defeating Novak Djokovic, was seen by 16.2 million viewers on CBS Sports -- the most viewers to watch a men’s singles final since 2007. This year’s tournament was broadcast in 180 countries around the world and aired on CBS Sports, ESPN and Tennis Channel in the United States.

The tournament’s official website, USOpen.org, generated more than 325 million page views and was accessed by more than 11.7 million visitors worldwide, the fourth consecutive year unique visitors have topped 10 million. More than 2.8 million hours of free live streaming was viewed by fans domestically. The free streaming was available across computers, mobile devices and tablets.

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