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.

NHL Playoff Ratings: April 11, 2012

Here are the Canadian ratings for night one of the playoffs. CBC won the night with an average of over 2 million watching the Kings upset the Canucks. However, TSN won the head-to-head battle of early games. An average of 1.5 million tuned into an overtime thriller between the Penguins and Flyers on TSN. 334, 000 more watched on RDS. The Red Wings @ Predators game on CBC drew an average audience of 990, 000 on CBC.

The total average audience for the broadcasts on CBC and TSN was about 1.2 million. TSN claims over 7 million watched some of Flyers @ Penguins on its networks, while over 6 million watched some of CBC’s broadcast.

Here are the night one ratings for the 2012 NHL playoffs.

7:30pm, PHI-PIT (g1), TSN: 1.5 million (334, 000 more on RDS)
8:00pm, DET-NSH (g1), CBC: 990, 000
10:30pm, LA-VAN (g1), CBC: 2 million + (exact number not released).

I have also started the 2012 NHL playoffs ratings database, which will include ratings for CBC and TSN. See it here and bookmark it; I will update it daily throughout the playoffs.