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Men's U.S. Open Tennis Final Reaches 16.2M Viewers

CBS' coverage of Monday's U.S. Open Tennis Men's Championship reached 16.2 million viewers, according to Nielsen estimates.

The five-set match that saw Andy Murray become the first British player to win a major tennis tournament since 1936 was up 37% from last year and was seen by the most viewers in five years. The men's final was originally scheduled for 4 p.m. ET on Sunday, but was delayed due to Saturday's inclement


CBS instead aired the women's final in that time slot, reaching 17.7 million viewers, up 35% from last year, and the most since 2002.

The numbers are based on persons 2+ watching at least six minutes of coverage.