Canadian Sports Ratings Update: February 25, 2013

Here are the latest sports ratings, including the Scotties and the first Jays game of the season. All numbers are BBM 2+ AMA.

Tournament of Hearts
ON-QC, Feb 19, TSN: 518, 000
ON-CAN, Feb 22, TSN: 596, 000
ON-MB, Feb 23, TSN: 822, 000
CAN-MB, Feb 24, TSN: 635, 000
BC-CAN, Feb 24, TSN2: 287, 000
ON-MB, Feb 24, TSN: 1.057 million

NHL
PIT-WPG, Feb 15, CBC: 772, 000
PHI-MTL, Feb 16, RDS: 912, 000
OTT-TOR, Feb 16, CBC: 2.248 million
VAN-CHI, Feb 19, SNP: 483, 000
LA-EDM, Feb 19, TSN: 506, 000

NASCAR
Daytona 500, Feb 24, TSN: 691, 000

MLB Spring Training
Jays Central, Feb 23, SN: 206, 000
TOR-DET, Feb 23, SN: 456, 000

NBA
LAL-BOS, Feb 7, TSN: 43, 000
CHI-DEN, Feb 7, TSN: 25, 000
LAC-TOR, Feb 8, TSN: 148, 000
TOR-NY, Feb 13, SN: 224, 000
MIA-OKC, Feb 14, TSN: 127, 000
Rookie Game, Feb 15, TSN: 64, 000
All-Star Game, Feb 17, TSN: 309, 000
MEM-TOR, Feb 20, SN: 164, 000

Thanks to: Jamie Campbell,  Bill BriouxWhitey FiskBob Weeks

Those baseball numbers are incredible for spring training. 450, 000 would be good for a regular season game against Detroit on a Saturday afternoon. But what’s most amazing, the repeat of 1993 World Series game on Sunday afternoon scored around 150, 000. And we all thought the 200, 000 range was crazy for 20-year old hockey broadcasts on the CBC last fall.

The Scotties ratings are about consistent with 2012, drawing around 50, 000 more viewers this year.B

2012 MLB Spring Training on Sportsnet Schedule

Here is Sportsnet’s MLB Spring Training broadcast schedule. Sportsnet will show two Blue Jays games, as well as 8 other pre-season games. Here is their broadcast schedule. All times ET and all games on the four regional channels unless otherwise noted.

Sunday 3/4, 1:00pm – Phillies @ Yankees
Friday 3/9, 1:00pm – Braves @ Yankees
Sunday 3/11, 1:00pm – Red Sox @ Orioles
Monday 3/12, 1:30pm – Marlins @ Red Sox
Tuesday 3/13, 7:00pm – Red Sox @ Yankees*
Sunday 3/18, 1:00pm – Phillies @ Blue Jays
Sunday 3/25, 1:00pm – Tigers @ Yankees^
Monday 3/26, 1:00pm – Red Sox @ Phillies
Thursday 3/29, 7:00pm – Orioles @ Yankees
Sunday 4/1, 1:00pm – Pirates @ Blue Jays

*This game won’t air on Sportsnet Ontario
^This game won’t air on Sportsnet West