November Ratings Roundup

CSMB3Originally hoping to post ratings every two weeks, life got in the way, so why not a monthly listing? Fantabulous, you say? Then read on.

Summary: Saturday night Leafs beat out both CFL semi-finals by 400–600k; Raptors draw terrible numbers; everything else is mostly standard.

Wed 06 — NBA — Raptors at Bobcats, Sportsnet, 155,000
Fri 08 — NHL — Leafs at Devils, TSN, 1,390,000
Fri 08 — NHL — Habs at Senators, CBC, 732,000
Sat 09 — NHL — Leafs at Bruins, CBC, 2,059,000
Sat 09 — NHL — Canucks at Kings, CBC, 954,000
Sat 09 — Curling — Men’s Road to the Roar, TSN, 344,000
Sat 09 — Soccer — Manchester United vs. Arsenal, Sportsnet, 265,000
Sat 09 — Figure Skating — ISU Grand Prix, CBC, 239,000
Sat 09 — Curling — Women’s Road to the Roar, TSN, 239,000
Sun 10 — CFL — BC at Saskatchewan, TSN, 1,621,000
Sun 10 — CFL — Montreal at Hamilton, TSN, 1,450,000
Sun 10 — NFL — Bills-Steelers / Raiders-Giants / Bengals-Ravens / Seahawks-Falcons, CTV, 490,000 (*CBS/Fox)
Sun 10 — NFL — Cowboys at Saints, TSN, 402,000 (*NBC)
Sun 10 — NFL — Broncos at Chargers, City, 344,000 (*CBS)
Sun 10 — NHL — Canucks at Ducks, Sportsnet Pacific, 299,000
Sun 10 — Nascar — Sprint Cup, TSN2, 285,000
Sun 10 — Curling — Men’s Road to the Roar, TSN, 273,000

Summary: CBC’s Saturday night 7pm games beat the CFL eastern final by 188k but lost top spot to the CFL western final by a minute 12,000 viewers; a lot of curling this weekend that did well both days; Monday night NFL makes a rare appearance in the top 10; Raptors draw even worse numbers.

Mon 11 — NBA — Raptors at Rockets, Sportsnet, 187,000
Wed 13 — NBA — Raptors at Grizzlies, Sportsnet, 127,000
Thu 14 — NFL — Colts at Titans, Sportsnet, 364,000
Fri 15 — NHL — Leafs at Sabres, Sportsnet Ontario, 695,000
Fri 15 — NHL — Sharks at Oilers, TSN, 373,000
Fri 15 — Curling — Grand Slam Round Robin, Sportsnet, 204,000
Fri 15 — NBA — Bulls at Raptors — TSN, 73,000
Sat 16 — NHL — Sabres-Leafs / Rangers-Habs, CBC, 1,888,000
Sat 16 — NHL — Oilers at Flames, CBC, 947,000
Sat 16 — Figure Skating — ISU Grand Prix, CBC, 391,000
Sat 16 — Curling — Grand Slam Qtr-Final, CBC, 384,000
Sat 16 — Curling — Grand Slam Semi-Final, Sportsnet, 288,000
Sat 16 — Curling — Grand Slam Qtr-Final, Sportsnet, 277,000
Sat 16 — UFC — UFC 167 Prelims, Sportsnet 360, 222,000
Sun 17 — CFL — Saskatchewan at Calgary, TSN, 1,900,000
Sun 17 — CFL — Hamilton at Toronto, TSN, 1,700,000
Sun 17 — NFL — Chiefs at Broncos, TSN, 579,000 (*NBC)
Sun 17 — NFL — Jets-Bills / Redskins-Eagles, CTV, 399,000 (*CBS/Fox)
Sun 17 — Curling — Grand Slam Final, CBC, 353,000
Sun 17 — NFL — Packers-Giants / 49ers-Saints, Sportsnet, 162,000 (*Fox)
Sun 17 — NFL — 49ers at Saints, City, 271,000 (*Fox)
Sun 17 — NBA — Trail Blazers at Raptors, Sportsnet, 90,000
Mon 18 — NFL — Patriots at Panthers, TSN, 579,000

Summary: The Grey Cup obviously destroyed all competition by more than double, becoming the fourth-highest rated Grey Cup and the most watched sporting event of the year, but that said, it could’ve been a lot more if it was a more competitive game and was well down on last years number of 5.4 million; the Vanier Cup gave Sportsnet it’s biggest CIS audience of the year; the final Formula 1 race of the season sneaked in with just under 200k on a Sunday morning and would’ve been higher if NBC was included.

Thu 21 — NFL — Saints at Falcons, Sportsnet, 383,000
Fri 22 — NHL — Blue Jackets at Canucks, Sportsnet Pacific, 363,000
Sat 23 — NHL — Capitals-Leafs / Penguins-Canadiens / Senators-Red Wings, CBC, 2,321,000
Sat 23 — NHL — Blackhawks at Canucks, CBC, 1,123,000
Sat 23 — Figure Skating — ISU Men’s Grand Prix, CBC, 337,000
Sat 23 — CIS —Vanier Cup, Calgary vs. Laval, Sportsnet 360, 301,000
Sat 23 — Figure Skating — ISU Women’s Grand Prix, CBC, 237,000
Sun 24 — CFL — Grey Cup, Hamilton vs. Saskatchewan, TSN, 4,495,000
Sun 24 — NFL — Chargers-Chiefs / Panthers-Dolphins/ Vikings-Packers / Jets-Ravens, CTV, 643,000 (*CBS/Fox)
Sun 24 — CFL — Grey Cup Pre-Game, TSN, 487,000
Sun 24 — NFL — Broncos at Patriots, TSN2, 353,000 (*NBC)
Sun 24 — NFL — Cowboys at Giants, City, 326,000 (*Fox)
Sun 24 — Formula 1 — Brazilian Grand Prix, TSN, 198,000 (*NBC)

Summary: Even with Will Ferrell Ron Burgundy making a guest appearance, TSN”s curling on Sunday couldn’t beat out Saturday night hockey, and surprisingly, a rare Sunday evening hockey game on TSN (I guess this is why Rogers want NHL on Sunday nights); Sunday curling peaked at 900k when the Anchorman 2 star was on-screen and managed to stay around 600k and beat all NFL; The US Thanksgiving night game was the highest NFL game of the week; and strangely, the UFC prelim fights beat the main show by 12,000.

Thu 28 — NFL — Raiders at Cowboys, City, 473,000 (*CBS)
Thu 28 — NFL — Steelers at Ravens, Sportsnet, 324,000 (*NBC)
Thu 28 — NFL — Packers at Lions, City, 230,000  (*Fox)
Fri 29 — NHL — Rangers at Bruins, TSN, 202,000
Fri 29 — NBA — Raptors at Heat, TSN, 157,000
Sat 30 — NHL — Leafs at Habs, CBC, 2,070,000
Sat 30 —  NHL — Flames at Kings, CBC, 751,000
Sat 30 — Sports Day in Canada, CBC, 167,000
Sat 30 — Bobsleigh — World Cup, CBC, 150,000
Sat 30 — UFC — Prelims, Sportsnet, 138,000
Sat 30 — Alpine Skiing — World Cup, CBC, 137,000
Sat 30 — UFC — Main Card, Sportsnet, 126,000
Sun 01 — NHL — Red Wings at Senators, TSN, 662,000
Sun 01 — Curling — Olympic Trials, TSN, 632,000
Sun 01 — NFL — Patriots-Texans / Bears-Vikings / Dolphins-Jets / Cardinals-Eagles, CTV, 478,000 (*Fox/CBS)
Sun 01 — NFL — Broncos at Chiefs, City, 473,000 (*CBS)
Sun 01 — NFL — Giants at Redskins, TSN, 375,000 (*NBC)
Sun 01 — NFL — Falcons vs. Bills, Sportsnet, 253,000 (*Fox)
Sun 01 — NHL — Canucks at Hurricanes, Sportsnet Pacific, 234,000
Sun 01 — NBA — Nuggets at Raptors, Sportsnet, 102,000

All ratings courtesy of Chris Zelkovich and Whitey Fisk.

8 thoughts on “November Ratings Roundup

  1. Typo, Raiders vs Cowboys was actually broadcasted by CBS, and not by NBC, same goes for the Steelers vs Packers game it was shown on NBC

  2. Hi Dan,

    Would you happen to have any ratings for any non Raptors NBA games by any chance? If not, that’s no problem.

  3. A couple Habs ratings on RDS from RDSRP twitter:

    Sun 11/10, NYI @ MTL: 725,000 (RDS)
    Sat 11/23, PIT @ MTL: 846,000 (RDS)

  4. If you can, try and do this every 2 weeks. It is better that way.

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