Despite being interrupted due to rain, Sunday’s French Open Men’s Final earned solid numbers for NBC.
Before being rained out, the Rafael Nadal/Novak Djokovic French Open Men’s Final drew a 2.4 overnight rating on NBC Sunday morning — down 8% from Nadal/Federer last year (2.6), but up 50% from Nadal/Soderling in 2010 (1.6).
The complete telecast window on NBC earned a 2.0 overnight rating.
The 2.4 for Sunday’s match is tied as the second-highest for the French Open Men’s Final since Agassi/Medvedev in 1999 (4.0).
On Saturday, the Maria Sharapova/Sara Errani Women’s Final drew a 1.7 overnight, equaling both Na/Schiavone last year (1.7) and Schiavone/Stosur in 2010 (1.7).
The 1.7 is tied as the second-lowest for the French Open Women’s Final since at least 1998. Only the ’09 Kuzentsova/Safina final (1.4) drew lower numbers.
(Saturday/Sunday overnights from Sports Business Daily)