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2023 Australian Open Sets Grand Slam Attendance Record

The Happy Slam was a wildly popular party.

The 2023 Australian Open set the Grand Slam attendance record for both two-week and three-week attendance.

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The Melbourne major broke the two-week attendance record with 839,192 fans through the gates, compared with the previous record of 812,174 set in 2020.

A further 63,120 fans attending events during qualifying week bringing the three-week total to a record 902,312 fans.

Even without several superstar players including recently-retired Roger Federer and Serena Williams, 42-year-old legend Venus Williams, US Open champion and 2022 AO doubles champion Nick Kyrgios in action, fans flocked to Melbourne Park.

Here is Australian Open 2023 by the numbers according to Tennis Australia stats.


Australian Open 2023 broke the two-week attendance record with 839,192 fans through the gates, compared with the previous record of 812,174 set in 2020

Across the three weeks from Monday, January 9-Sunday, January 29th, 902,312 people visited Melbourne Park

Records were broken for 11 individual sessions and seven day/night totals.

Middle Saturday was the highest attended day/night in the history of the Australian Open with 94,854 fans – the previous record was 93,709 set in 2020.

299,740 people attended events held in Adelaide, Brisbane, Canberra, Hobart, Perth and Sydney in the lead-in to Australian Open 2023, and a further 63,120 attended Australian Open qualifying.

More than 1.2 million people attended events across the entire Australian Summer of Tennis.

During Qualifying Week, 63,120 fans enjoyed world-class tennis and entertainment each day, including qualifying matches, Perfect Practice matches, Tennis Plays for Peace charity match, Novak Djokovic v Nick Kyrgios Arena Showdown and Kids Tennis Day

Kids Tennis Day returned to Melbourne Park on the Saturday before main draw with 15,649 people – the majority of which were children getting the chance to see their heroes and try out Tennis Hot Shots


Domestic Broadcast Highlights

Novak Djokovic’s defeat of Stefanos Tsitsipas in the AO 2023 men’s final drew a peak national audience of 2.311 million viewers with an average audience of 1.747 million.

The women’s final between Aryna Sabalenka and Elena Rybakina peaked at 1.437 million viewers, with an average audience of 1.036 million.

The fourth-round match between Alex de Minaur and Novak Djokovic on the second Monday of the tournament peaked at 1.315 million viewers.

National cumulative reach for AO 2023 was 10.064 million viewers.

The Australian Open Men's Final recorded the highest ever Live BVOD Audience for an Australian Open match of 245,000 up 8 per cent on 2022.

The Australian Open on Channel 9 was the highest rating sport for 14 consecutive days Nine also dominated the free-to-air viewing shares with key demographics each day of the tournament.

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