Here are the Canadian sports ratings for January 23-29. As always, thanks to the Remote Control Blog for posting these.
All I can say, is wow soccer. The women’s Olympic qualifying games on Sportsnet had great ratings. Women’s Olympic soccer may set ratings records on CTV in London.
Mon 1/23, SJ-EDM, TSN: 385, 000
Tue 1/24, regional games, SN: 1.679 million*
Wed 1/25, DET-MTL, TSN: 679, 000
Thu 1/26, All-Star Draft, TSN: 1.34 million
Sat 1/28, All-Star Skills, CBC: 2.468 million
Sun 1/29, All-Star Game, CBC: 2.461 million
Women’s Olympic Soccer Qualifying
Mon 1/23, CAN-CRC, SN: 190, 000
Fri 1/27, CAN-MEX, SN: 473, 000
Sun 1/29, CAN-USA, SN: 329, 000
To compare, the Canada vs. Mexico (the winner received an Olympic spot) beat the 2011 UEFA Champions League final on Sportsnet (438, 000). I don’t have the 2008 Olympic soccer ratings available to me right now, but the Canada vs. Mexico game might have been the most watched non-World Cup/EURO game in Canadian history.