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Canadian Sports Ratings Update: February 12

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Here are the latest sports ratings for the first third of February.

NFL
Kickoff Show, Feb 3, CTV: 3.196 million
SF-BAL, Feb 3, CTV: 6.447 million (+ 750, 000 on RDS)

Also worth noting that the postgame SportsCentre that aired on TSN, remember CTV didn’t really have a postgame show, averaged around a million viewers from 11pm-midnight on TSN. That is almost better than Motive, which had 1.23 million viewers on CTV.

NHL
MTL-OTT, Jan 30, RDS: 696, 000
BUF-MTL, Feb 2, RDS: 811, 000
BOS-TOR, Feb 2, CBC: 2.189 million
OTT-MTL, Feb 3, RDS: 1.052 million
CAR-TOR, Feb 4, SNO: 784, 000
BOS-MTL, Feb 6, RDS: 887, 000
WPG-OTT/EDM-DET, Feb 9, CBC: 1.054 million
TOR-MTL, Feb 9, CBC: 2.408 million
CGY-VAN, Feb 9, CBC: 1.473 million

NBA
MEM-OKC, Jan 31, TSN: 76, 000
DAL-GS, Jan 31, TSN: 26, 000
LAC-TOR, Feb 1, TSN: 309, 000
BOS-TOR, Feb 6, SN: 141, 000

All numbers are BBM 2+ average minute audiences. Thanks to Bill Brioux and Whitey Fisk.

HNIC ratings have evened out after their above-average start. The Winnipeg-Ottawa game was down close to half a million viewers compared to their encounter on opening day. Toronto-Montreal was down almost a million. After a dip to under 2 million viewers on January 26, the Prime East game has now hit the 2 million mark three times in the first four weeks of the season. The Prime West game has also drawn at least a million viewers all but once.

But, as I said, audiences have leveled out. This year’s average Hockey Day ratings for the three games are even with last season’s numbers at 1.6 million. So, in English Canada at least, the post-lockout fad has gone back to the usual ratings. No word yet on how the rest of the CBC’s daylong celebration of hockey did.

Meanwhile a revitalized Canadiens team is great news for RDS in Quebec. Canadiens ratings are surging giving RDS multiple spots in the Quebec top 30 every week so far. Through February 6 (or 8 games), the Canadiens are averaging over 900, 000 viewers on RDS. Montreal’s numbers in Quebec (on RDS) are better than the Leafs in Ontario (on Sportsnet) so far. Of course Sportsnet has shown a very limited number of Leafs games so far.

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Written by canadiansportsmedia

12 February, 2013 at 7:00am

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  1. Can you show what rating soccer games get?

    Scott

    12 February, 2013 at 8:44am

    • I would if I could, but I haven’t seen any soccer ratings aside from the odd Champions League game. So there may be some of those coming.

      canadiansportsmedia

      12 February, 2013 at 11:32am

  2. Speaking of the prime west games on CBC? Anyone know what happened with Rick Ball? I thought he was supposed to call them?

    Chris S

    12 February, 2013 at 2:21pm

    • This past week it was because CBC is still using Hughson for a few prime west games each year. The two weeks before, I’m not sure to be honest.

      canadiansportsmedia

      12 February, 2013 at 3:31pm

      • I have heard he will only be doing home games in Vancouver when Hughson is on Game 1 of the double hitter. And I think the previous two weeks were in Edmonton and then Calgary.

        Darren Johnston (@AFRAUDHATER)

        12 February, 2013 at 5:18pm

  3. Any chance you have the numbers from the Feb 2 HNIC prime west game between CHI CGY?

    Connor

    12 February, 2013 at 4:52pm

  4. Just out of curiosity where did the 750K RDS Super Bowl number come from. I have looked but can’t seem to find another site with this number. I assume it is the number with the blackout?

    Sean

    14 February, 2013 at 4:33am

  5. It is strange that the BBM site has a slightly different number for the Flames-Canucks game, it is 1,467,000. It is also bizarre that the Leafs-Habs game on RDS did not make the top 30 on the BBM french list. The 30th place program had 692,000 viewers.

    hwy19man

    18 February, 2013 at 7:17pm


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