Aussies Rather Watch Cricket Than Maria vs. Ana

With such an alluring match-up between Maria Sharapova & Ana Ivanovic, it would’ve been hard not to tune in to the Australian Open women’s final.

Maria Sharapova Ana Ivanovic

Unless you had the tube on Down Under, and there was cricket on other stations.

The BRISBANE COURIER-MAIL reports that Aussie TV ratings for this year’s “Glam Slam” were actually down from last year’s final. Over 33% less viewers tuned in Australia’s Channel Seven to see Maria beat Ana than those that watched Sharapova lose to Serena Williams in 2007.

A spokesperson for Channel Seven blames the drop on cricket being shown on Channel Nine. explaining that the previous final didn’t have the same programming competition.

So, Aussie males 18-49 would forgo two young tennis temptresses bouncing & grunting for a couple of hours, in order to watch older men dressed in white shirts & slacks bowl to wickets and whatnot?

cricket match

We may have to rethink our next sojourn to Sydney.

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