2012 NHL Playoff Ratings: Update #2

TSN sent out a press release this afternoon bragging that their NHL playoff ratings are up 56% over last year through 8 games. TSN is averaging 991, 000 through Saturday. CBC, for their part, is averaging 1.6 million viewers.

CBC’s live streaming is up 22% over this time last year. This could be attributed to many Bruins fans having to take to the web to watch game 1 of their series against Washington. CBC is also testing a new HD video player on some games.

Here are the ratings from Thursday through Sunday. TSN’s ratings for Thursday and Friday are not currently available. If they become available, I will update this post.

Thursday April 12
7:00pm, OTT-NYR (g1), CBC: 1.5 million

Note: this includes the 3rd period and OT of WSH-BOS.

Friday April 13
7:30pm, DET-NSH (g2), CBC: 615, 000
10:00pm, LA-VAN (g2), CBC: 2.048 million

Saturday April 14
3:00pm, WSH-BOS (g2), CBC*: 1.04 million
7:00pm, OTT-NYR (g2), CBC: 2.146 million
7:30pm, SJ-STL (g2), TSN: 352, 000
10:00pm, CHI-PHX (g2), TSN: 928, 000

Sunday April 15
12:00pm, NSH-DET (g3), CBC*: 750, 000
3:00pm, PIT-PHI (g3), TSN*: 1.299 million
7:30pm, NJ-FLA (g3), TSN: 1.137 million
10:00pm, VAN-LA (g3), CBC: 2.199 million

All audiences are BBM 2+ overnight AMA.

* These games were also available on NBC. Those numbers are not included.

You can see the updated playoff ratings database here.

One thought on “2012 NHL Playoff Ratings: Update #2

  1. Great ratings for both networks. Good numbers for the Blackhawks @ Coyotes game on Sat. night. Game 3 of the Canucks @ Kings was at 10:30 ET.

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