Andy Murray just lost the Wimbledon final to Roger Federer, but the BBC One and ITV1 TV ratings were still great!
At a peak, 16.9 million people were tuned into the final match as Murray was the first Brit to make it to the finals since 1938!
His loss to Roger Federer allowed Federer to tie Pete Sampras' record for 7 wins at Wimbledon.
In the UK, that 16.9 million peak not only accounted for a 67.9% market share but was also the biggest audience since 1990!
Who would've thought tennis of all things would draw such a huge crowd.
Congrats to Roger Federer!
[Image via AP Images.]
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Golf is drawin' the numbers these days, daaaaang!
ESPN’s prime time coverage of the second round of the 112th U.S. Open earned the network’s highest rating and largest audience EVER for a regular round of play!
That's nuts! It was shown 5-10 p.m. ET and averaged
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During broadcast upfront week, the USA Network announced that starting with WWE Monday Night Raw's 1000th episode on July 23rd, the show will be permanently expanded to three hours!
1000 episodes?! That shiz cray!
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This is so beyond horrifying, awful, and tragic.
Piermario Morosini, an Italian soccer star playing for Livorno, collapsed and passed away today during a match against Pescara in front of a crowd of fans after suffering “three cardiac arrests in quick succession.”
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Legend Merle Haggard has been hospitalized, and the worst part is that we don't know why… which means we don't know how worried we should be.
But if he's in the hospital, and it forced him to scrap a concert in Georgia at the last minute on Tuesday, then it can't be good at all.
He got sick right before this scheduled show at the MCCon City Auditorium. We're talking minutes before. We bet it was a bummer to everyone in the audience, for sure!
The other show canceled is: Columbus, Georgia on Wednesday (18Jan12). He's due on stage in Kentucky on Thursday (19Jan12), though, so we hope he's feeling better by then!
[Image via WENN.]
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Oprah Winfrey's 5th annual O YOU! event wrapped up last Saturday and the Big O threw a big bash to celebrate!
The O Magazine's O YOU! after party was held at Atlanta's hottest new restaurant, Southern Art, where she toasted the crowd to a successful event.
The annual event offered guests access to an interactive day of panels and workshops with O contributors and her hand-picked experts aiming to inspire readers to live life to the fullest!
It closed with Oprah's highly anticipated seminar that inspired and empowered her audience of over 5,000 passionate followers!
In the behind-the-scenes photo above, Mz. Winfrey joined Gayle King and restaurant owner Chef Art Smith!
[Image via George Burns/O, The Oprah Magazine.]
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This is why we LOVE this woman!
Ellen used her opening monologue during the show on Monday to raise awareness for breast cancer.
In between making us laugh, she shared that the disease is very personal to her because her mother is a survivor and emphasized the importance of regular exams for early detection!
She then revealed a very special moment with an audience member who called Ellen her "chemo buddy" because she watched the show every night during cancer treatment so she could go to sleep with a laugh!
Aww! Such an incredible moment to be captured on camera! No PR gimmick there, just two people connecting on a very personal level!
Laughter can't cure cancer, but it can help make the treatment process a little more tolerable.
As the audience member in the video above proves, laughter really can be a beautiful thing! Check it out to see what we're talking about!
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