The television figures for the World Series of Poker (WSOP) main event final table, which took place on Tuesday night, increased by 46 per cent when compared to last year.
Organisers of the event had hoped that by moving the final nine, dubbed the November Nine, to the winter – rather than hold the final table at the end of the WSOP in the summer – TV figures would improve.
In this regard, the decision to change the traditional format can be dubbed a success.
This is because the Tuesday night broadcast had a 1.9 rating, which is more than the 1.3 mark registered in 2007.
ESPN revealed that the two-hour broadcast had 1.905 million homes tuned in, while there were 2.364 million viewers in an average minute.
Danish youngster Peter Eastgate became the first player from his country to win the competition, as well as being the youngest champion in the WSOP's history.