Sydney, Jan 30(ANI): Over 2.4 million people stayed up to watch Novak Djokovic crowned as the 2012 Australian Open champion.
The epic battle between Rafael Nadal and Djokovic ended at 1.37am on the Seven Network. Around 2.415 million Australians watched it till the presentation ceremony, which made it the most watched television program of the evening.
The Serbian defeated Spaniard Rafael Nadal 5-7, 6-4, 6-2, 6-7 (5), 7-5 in a thrilling five-set match that lasted five hours and 53 minutes which is the longest in a grand slam history, The Sydney Morning Herald reports.
The interview with Djokovic after the match itself engrossed around 2.288 million viewers (second most-watched show), while the match had an audience of 2.108 million (third place).
The introduction to the match saw 1.39 million viewers struck to their television sets, making it the fifth most-popular program of the night. (ANI)
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