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Canadian Sports Ratings Update: November 1

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Here are the latest ratings. Thanks to Whitey Fisk and Bill Brioux for publicizing many of these.

CFL
BC-CGY, Oct 26, TSN: 701, 000
WPG-HAM, Oct 28, TSN: 672, 000
TOR-SSK, Oct 27, TSN: 1.026 million
EDM-MTL, Oct 28, TSN: 546, 000
HAM-TOR, Nov 1, TSN: 769, 000

MLB
DET-SF (g1), Oct 24, SN: 801, 000
DET-SF (g2), Oct 25, SN: 729, 000
SF-DET (g3), Oct 27, SN: 779, 000
SF-DET (g4), Oct 28, SN: 792, 000

NFL
NYG-DAL, Oct 28, Citytv: 508, 000
NO-DEN, Oct 28, TSN: 339, 000
SF-ARZ, Oct 29, TSN: 396, 000

Skate Canada
Men’s Free, Oct 27, CTV: 679, 000

NBA
IND-TOR, Oct 31, TSN: 346, 000

NASCAR
Martinsville 500, Oct 28, TSN2: 336, 000

Old Hockey
HNIC Your Pick, Oct 27, CBC: 181, 000

 

All numbers are BBM Canada 2+

 

 

A few notes…

  • The World Series averaged 775, 000 viewers over four games on Sportsnet. That is slightly up from the 7 game series betwen Texan and St. Louis last season ;however, the first four games only averaged 567, 000 viewers. The hockey lockout obviously helps a bit, but it I think it is fair to say the popularity of baseball is slightly on the rise in Canada as well. This was the lowest rated World Series in history on FOX in America.
  • The Pacers-Raptors game on Wednesday night was the highest rated Raptors game since the 2009-10 season. It was lower than most NBA Finals games from June, but higher than just about every other basketball game from last season. Yet again, a product of the NHL lockout. Usually TSN’s Wednesday Night Hockey is king on Wednesdays, while hoops is shuffled to TSN2. Basketball took centre-stage on Wednesday, and with no competition, brought in as many viewers as some nationally broadcast NHL games do. Now, can the Raps keep it up?
  • Skate Canada Saturday night ratings were actually slightly down from a year ago, when CTV’s coverage when head-to-head with a Leafs-Penguins game that averaged over 2 million viewers.
  • The three main NFL games (Sunday 4pm, Sunday 8pm, Monday) were down slightly from last week. The World Series (Sunday) and Hurricane Sandy (Monday) probably played a role in this.
  • The CFL averaged 736, 000 viewers this week, buyoyed by over a million for the playoff bound Riders and Argonauts. I credited the lack of sucess of these two teams as a major factor in the drop in CFL ratings last year. Seems like their good seasons will help raise CFL ratings this year. As a whole, the ratings are slightly down over week 17 though.
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Written by canadiansportsmedia

2 November, 2012 at 6:00pm

8 Responses

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  1. Miniscule numbers for a country of 33,million.

    Phil Cottrell

    2 November, 2012 at 7:36pm

    • Considering the number of different channels that have original programming on at any one time, I’m not sure I’d agree with that.

      canadiansportsmedia

      3 November, 2012 at 12:09pm

    • This may be hard to believe, but more people don’t watch sports than do watch it.

      Dan

      4 November, 2012 at 1:23am

      • Yes, I believe that.
        You wouldn’t think that though with all the type we have to endure!

        Phil Cottrell

        4 November, 2012 at 9:19am

  2. Any numbers on the 4th main NFL game on Sportsnet–Raiders @ Chiefs?

    Solanges

    3 November, 2012 at 7:27pm

  3. [...] in town. For the first time in a few years, they’re a must-watch even among non-hoops junkies. Their ratings reflect this: their season opener against Indiana was their highest rated game since the 2009-10 season, with [...]

  4. Are soccer tv ratings not available on a weekly basis in Canada?

    tottsBALEout

    18 November, 2012 at 8:56pm

    • No. No ratings are available on a weekly basis, really. I have a source for CFL ratings that aren’t released publicly. For NFL, baseball and others I rely on a couple guys, independent of BBM and the networks, who post ratings here and there.

      canadiansportsmedia

      20 November, 2012 at 3:54pm


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