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The ladies’ final between Iga Swiatek and Karolina Muchova broke a 2014 audience record. THOMAS SAMSON / AFP
France Télévisions has published its audience figures for Roland-Garros 2023. Some scores have broken 15-year-old records.
A year 2023 which will remain in the annals. Novak Djokovic picked up a third title at Porte d’Auteuil, a 23rd major overall. The Serb thus exceeds Rafael Nadal (22 titles) and supplants by far Roger Federer (20). In women, Iga Swiatek also won her third title on Parisian clay. His second in a row. She is the first to achieve this feat since the hat-trick of Justine Henin (2005-2007).
Records on ocher but also in audiences. In its post-tournament press release, France Télévisions welcomes a “exceptional mobilizationof the group and the key results. 40.5 million viewers watched the tournament on France Télévisions antennas and platforms, for an average of 20.7% market share on France 2 in the afternoons. A record figure and a first since 2008. 1.8 million viewers gathered on average each afternoon in front of its screens.
Four matches with more than three million viewers
The men’s final of more than three hours of play, opposing Novak Djokovic to Casper Ruud, attracted 4.8 million viewers (42% of PDA), with a peak of 6.5 million on match point. The day before, the ladies’ final between Iga Swiatek and Karolina Muchova was watched by 2.2 million viewers (25.2% PDA). Best ladies final since 2014.
In addition to the men’s final, three other matches exceeded three million viewers: the semi-final between Novak Djokovic and Carlos Alcaraz (4.1 million), the second round match between Luca Van che and Alejandro Davidovich-Fokina ( 3.2 million) and the round of 16 between Iga Swiatek and Beatriz Haddad Maia. Note that the first round match between Lucas Pouille and Jurij Rodionov attracted 2.7 million curious people.
Finally, France Télévisions notes that the young people were there. Four million 15/24 year olds watched the Tournament. 52% of PDA over 15/24 year olds in the men’s final.