Live in Primetime Tonight on TSN: Genie Bouchard Battles Maria Sharapova in the AUSTRALIAN OPEN Quarter-Finals

— January 26, 2015

Canadian tennis fans can follow Genie Bouchard’s quest for Grand Slam glory on TSN, as the network delivers live primetime AUSTRALIAN OPEN coverage of her quarter-final match against five-time Grand Slam winner Maria Sharapova.   Live coverage of Genie Bouchard vs. Maria Sharapova begins tonight (Monday, Jan. 26) at approximately 8:30 p.m. ET across the TSN Network. TSN-AussieOpen-472x394-Social-WatchGenie-Tonight French-language coverage of the Bouchard-Sharapova match is available on RDS.   Earlier today, Bouchard previewed her quarter-final match with ESPN's Chris McKendry and Mary Joe Fernández in an interview available on TSN.ca. Bouchard will battle for her first win against Sharapova, with the world #2-ranked Sharapova winning all three of their previous matches.   Last year’s AUSTRALIAN OPEN kick-started Bouchard’s unprecedented 2014 season. Ratings highlights from her 2014 AUSTRALIAN OPEN performances include:
  • Bouchard’s historic 2014 AUSTRALIAN OPEN semifinal match – which marked the first Canadian singles player to reach the semifinals of a Grand Slam tournament since Carling Bassett in 1984 – drew a record average audience of 5 million viewers to TSN (988,000), RDS (365,000), and RDS2 (182,000)
  • Bouchard’s semifinal match against Li Na was the most-watched AUSTRALIAN OPEN match ever on Canadian television**
  • Bouchard’s quarter-final victory over Ana Ivanovic attracted an average audience of 406,000 viewers and a total of more than6 million unique viewers to TSN
  Canadians can also follow Milos Raonic as he takes on Novak Djokovic in the AUSTRALIAN OPEN men’s quarter-finals. Live coverage of Milos Raonic vs. Novak Djokovic airs tomorrow night (Tuesday, Jan. 27) across TSN (broadcast time to be determined once the order of play has been confirmed).   Broadcast Schedule TSN’s broadcast schedule* for the remainder of the AUSTRALIAN OPEN is as follows: Monday, Jan. 26
  • 7 p.m. ET – Men’s and Women’s Quarter-Finals (TSN Network)
  • 9 p.m. ET – Men’s and Women’s Quarter-Finals (TSN Network)
  Tuesday, Jan. 27
  • 3 a.m. ET – Men’s and Women’s Quarter-Finals (TSN Network; encore at 1 p.m. ET on TSN4, TSN5)
  • 7 p.m. ET – Men’s and Women’s Quarter-Finals (TSN1, TSN4, TSN5)
  • 9 p.m. ET – Men’s and Women’s Quarter-Finals (TSN1, TSN4, TSN5; joined in progress at 9:30 p.m. ET on TSN3)
  Wednesday, Jan. 28
  • 3:30 a.m. ET – Men’s and Women’s Quarter-Finals (TSN Network; encore at 1 p.m. ET on TSN4, TSN5)
  • 9:30 p.m. ET – Women’s Semifinals (TSN Network)
  Thursday, Jan. 29
  • 3:30 a.m. ET – Men’s Semifinal #1 (TSN Network; encore at 1 p.m. ET on TSN4, TSN5 and at 8 p.m. ET on TSN1)
  Friday, Jan. 30
  • 3:30 a.m. ET – Men’s Semifinal #2 (TSN; encore at 1 p.m. ET on TSN4, TSN5 and at 7 p.m. ET on TSN2)
  Saturday, Jan. 31
  • 3 a.m. ET – Women’s Final (TSN Network; encore at 3:30 p.m. ET on TSN2)
  Sunday, Feb. 1
  • 3 a.m. ET – Men’s Final (TSN Network; encore at 8 p.m. ET on TSN2)
  *Broadcast schedule subject to change ** Source: BBM Canada For electronic measurement data that dates back to 1994.  Audiences prior to August 31, 2009 are based on BBM Nielsen Media Research Mark II meters.

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