Ratings Up for ESPN2’s Australian Open Coverage

ESPN2’s coverage of live matches at the Australian Open has averaged 324,000 homes, which is a 31% boost from last year at the same point (247,000).

The tournament is currently airing on ESPN2, ESPN2 HD (the first time the Open has been broadcast entirely in HD), and ESPN 360. The schedule has featured a total of 113 hours of coverage and an additional 5.5 hours as a result of matches running long.

Currently finishing up the quarterfinals over the next couple days, the tournament will come to close with the men’s and women’s finals in the early hours of Saturday, Jan. 30 and Sunday, Jan. 31.