The Australian Open 2022, the first Grand Slam of the year 2022, recorded the highest number of viewers in recent years with 22 million viewers on Sony Sports Network channels, the company announced on Tuesday.
The tournament held in January 2022 started the year on a high note for tennis fans with Ashleigh Barty becoming the first Australian in 44 years to win a Grand Slam on home soil and Rafael Nadal claiming the record 21 Grand Slam singles titles. Slam with his victory at the 2022. Australian Open.
Sony Pictures Networks India held the exclusive rights to the Australian Open 2022 in the country, under a long-term agreement signed with Tennis Australia.
Nearly 22 million viewers watched the Grand Slam on television. The main audience markets for the Australian Open 2022 were Tamil Nadu, Pondicherry, Maharashtra, Goa, Andhra Pradesh and Telangana.
Additionally, the men’s singles final between Rafael Nadal and Daniil Medvedev, which lasted nearly six hours, was the most-watched men’s Grand Slam final to date with nearly 5 million viewers, he said. said in a press release. Olt News