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Coco Gauff’s US Open win watched by record 3.4m on ESPN

US star’s victory becomes most-watched women’s Grand Slam tennis final ever on Disney-owned network.

13 September 2023 Josh Sim
Coco Gauff's US Open win was watched by 3.4 million on ESPN.

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Coco Gauff’s US Open final victory over Aryna Sabalenka was watched by 3.4 million viewers on ESPN, which marks the network’s largest ever TV audience for a women’s tennis Grand Slam final.


  • ESPN’s viewership for Gauff’s win was up 92 per cent on last year’s US Open women’s final
  • The American’s triumph was this year’s most-streamed US Open broadcast on ESPN+
  • Novak Djokovic’s final victory over Daniil Medvedev averaged 2.3 million viewers on ESPN, up eight per cent year-over-year (YoY)
  • This year’s women’s and men’s semifinals combined were the most-watched ever on ESPN, averaging 1.9 million viewers and up one per cent on last year
  • The tournament’s coverage across ABC, ESPN and ESPN2 averaged one million viewers overall, which was down 17 per cent on 2022


The viewership for the US Open helped ESPN achieve record engagement across its digital platforms, with ESPN Digital being used by 39.1 million unique visitors on 9th September.

The Disney-owned network also revealed the ESPN App set a new single-day record with 13.7 million unique visitors in the US on the same day.

Coming next:

With the new National Football League (NFL) season now underway, ESPN will aim to continue its strong performance of late after gaining its highest ever audience for Monday Night Football.

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