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Sinclair-owned Tennis Channel's 15-day live coverage of the French Open has seen the dedicated sports network deliver a 42% increase in audiences watching its live telecast of the sport's second major of the year at Roland Garros.
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According to Nielsen data, the coverage averaged 266,000 viewers in 2019. Compared with 187,000 viewers on average in 2018, the current tournament coverage led to live tune-in growth across key demographics for Tennis Channel as well, with 35% increases in adults 18-49, 41% increases in adults 25-54 and 55% increases in adults 35-64.

The network also claimed that its areas of demographic growth are growing by higher percentages than its household gains for 2019, driven by younger audiences - both men and women - including adults 18-49 and adults 25-54. Additionally, during the tournament, eight of the network's 10 highest-rated matches in history aired during the French Open.

With a record high of up to 12 live courts per day, Tennis Channel Plus took in more than $1 million in subscriber revenue from the first day of qualifiers to championship Sunday. This marks a 25% increase compared with 2018 and a more than 500% increase compared to the 2014, when the service first covered the action at Roland Garros. Indeed, the French Open has generated more revenue for Tennis Channel's streaming service than any tournament in the subscription platform's five-year history.