NFL Canadian TV Guide: Week 16

Thursday Night Football is now done for the season (more on that later this week) and there is no Monday game this week because Monday is Christmas Eve. However, there is a Saturday night game and plenty important matchups on Sunday afternoon. TSN also has a game on Sunday afternoon, instead of TSN2.

Saturday December 22
8:30pm, Atlanta Falcons (12-2) @ Detroit Lions (4-10)

Sunday December 23
1:00pm, Cincinnati Bengals (8-6) @ Pittsburgh Steelers (7-7)

1:00pm, New Orleans Saints (6-8) @ Dallas Cowboys (8-6)
CTV Ontario, Alberta, BC

1:00pm, Minnesota Vikings (8-6) @ Houston Texas (12-2)
CTV Winnipeg, Saskatchewan

1:00pm, New England Patriots (10-4) @ Jacksonville Jaguars (2-12)
CTV Atlantic, Montreal

4:05pm, Cleveland Browns (5-9) @ Denver Broncos (11-3)
SN Ontario, West, Pacific

4:25pm, New York Giants (8-6) @ Baltimore Ravens (9-5)
Citytv; SN East; RDS

8:30pm, San Francisco 49ers (10-3-1) @ Seattle Seahawks (9-5)

NFL Canadian TV Guide: Week 15

It seems that most of the best NFL games this weekend are in the Saturday 1pm ET slot. CTV is showing the best of them almost everywhere, while Packers and Bears fans will be disappointed to find that their teams aren’t on English Canadian TV this weekend. However, again RDS comes to the rescue (for those who subscribe to it).

Thursday December 13
8:30pm, Cincinnati Bengals (7-6) @ Philadelphia Eagles (4-9)
Sportsnet, RDS (Brad Nessler & Mike Mayock)

Sunday December 16
1:00pm, Denver Broncos (10-3) @ Baltimore Ravens (9-4)
CTV (Greg Gumbel & Dan Dierdorf)

1:00pm, New York Giants (8-5) @ Atlanta Falcons (11-2)
TSN2 (Kenny Albert, Daryl Johnston & Tony Siragusa)

1:00pm, Green Bay Packers (9-4) @ Chicago Bears (8-5)

1:00pm, Minnesota Vikings (7-6) @ St. Louis Rams (6-6-1)
CTV Winnipeg (Gus Johnson & Charles Davis)

4:00pm, Seattle Seahawks (8-5) vs. Buffalo Bills (5-8) – in Toronto
Citytv; SN East (Dick Stockton & John Lynch)

4:25pm, Pittsburgh Steelers (7-6) @ Dallas Cowboys (7-6)
SN Ontario, West, Pacific; RDS (Jim Nantz & Phil Simms)

8:30pm, San Francisco 49ers (9-3-1) @ New England Patriots (10-3)
TSN, RDS (Al Michaels & Cris Collinsworth)

Monday December 17
8:30pm, New York Jets (6-7) @ Tennessee Titans (4-9)
TSN, RDS (Mike Tirico & Jon Gruden)

Here are the maps for the US broadcasts.

NFL Canadian TV Guide: Week 13

A few big games in primetime this week, and one not so big one on Sunday Night Football.

Thursday November 29
8:30pm, New Orleans Saints (5-6) @ Atlanta Falcons (10-1)
Sportsnet, RDS

Sunday December 2
1:00pm, Seattle Seahawks (6-5) @ Chicago Bears (8-3)
CTV Saskatchewan, Alberta, BC

1:00pm, Minnesota Vikings (6-5) @ Green Bay Packers (7-4)
CTV Toronto, Winnipeg; RDS

1:00pm, New England Patriots (8-3) @ Miami Dolphins (5-6)
CTV Atlantic, Montreal

1:00pm, Indianapolis Colts (7-4) @ Detroit Lions (4-7)
CTV Ottawa, Kitchener, Northern Ontario; TSN2

4:05pm, Tampa Bay Buccaneers (6-5) @ Denver Broncos (8-3)
SN Ontario, West, Pacific

4:25pm, Pittsburgh Steelers (6-5) @ Baltimore Ravens (9-2)
Citytv; SN East; RDS2

8:30pm, Philadelphia Eagles (3-8) @ Dallas Cowboys (5-6)

Monday December 3
8:30pm, New York Giants (7-4) @ Washington Redskins (5-6)

Really big games this week for New Orleans, Seattle, Minnesota, Miami, Tampa Bay, Pittsburgh, Dallas and Washington if they want to stay in the playoff picture.

NFL Canadian TV Schedule: Week 11

CTV has three games this weekend. TSN2 doesn’t have a game because of the final NASCAR race of the season in Miami. A lot of the American stations have switched games lately.

Thursday November 15
8:30pm, Miami Dolphins (4-5) @ Buffalo Bills (3-6)
Sportsnet, RDS (Brad Nessler & Mike Mayock)

Sunday November 18
1:00pm, Green Bay Packers (6-3) @ Detroit Lions (4-5)
CTV Ontario, Winnipeg, Saskatchewan (Joe Buck & Troy Aikman)

1:00pm, Cleveland Browns (2-7) @ Dallas Cowboys (4-5)
CTV Alberta, British Columbia (Greg Gumbel & Dan Dierdorf)

1:00pm, New York Jets (3-6) @ St. Louis Rams (3-5-1)
CTV Atlantic, Montreal (Ian Eagle & Dan Fouts)

4:25pm, Indianapolis Colts (6-3) @ New England Patriots (6-3)
Citytv Toronto; SN East, West, Pacific (Jim Nantz & Phil Simms)

4:25pm, San Diego Chargers (4-5) @ Denver Broncos (6-3)
Citytv Winnipeg, Alberta, Vancouver; SN Ontario; RDS2 (Kevin Harlan & Solomon Wilcots)

8:30pm, Baltimore Ravens (7-3) @ Pittsburgh Steelers (6-3)
TSN, RDS (Al Michaels & Cris Collinsworth)

Monday November 19
8:30pm, Chicago Bears (7-2) @ San Francisco 49ers (6-2-1)
TSN, RDS (Mike Tirico & Jon Gruden)

NFL Canadian TV Schedule: Week 10

Here is this week’s NFL TV schedule. Three games on CTV, but none on TSN2 due to NASCAR. Also this Sunday, TSN has the CFL playoffs. Remember, as you’re watching all the football on Sunday, take the time to remember those who died for our country.

Thursday November 8
8:30pm, Indianapolis Colts (5-3) @ Jacksonville Jaguars (1-7)
Sportsnet, RDS

Sunday November 11
1:00pm, Buffalo Bills (3-5) @ New England Patriots (5-3)
CTV Atlantic, Ottawa, Toronto, Kitchener

1:00pm, New York Giants (6-3) @ Cincinnati Bengals (3-5)
CTV Montreal, Saskatchewan, Alberta, BC

1:00pm, Detroit Lions (4-4) @ Minnesota Vikings (5-4)
CTV Northern Ontario, Winnipeg

4:05pm, New York Jets (3-5) @ Seattle Seahawks (5-4)
Citytv Winnipeg, Alberta, Vancouver; SN Ontario

4:25pm, Dallas Cowboys (3-5) @ Philadelphia Eagles (3-5)
Citytv Toronto; SN East, West, Pacific; RDS2

8:30pm, Houston Texans (7-1) @ Chicago Bears (7-1)

Monday November 12
8:30pm, Kansas City Chiefs (1-7) @ Pittsburgh Steelers (5-3)

NFL Canadian TV Schedule: Week 8

There’s no game on TSN2 this week, due to NASCAR. Also, the Thursday night game is on Sportsnet ONE this week (and potentially next week) because of the World Series on Sportsnet.

Thursday October 25
8:30pm, Tampa Bay Buccaneers @ Minnesota Vikings – Sportsnet ONE, RDS2

Sunday October 28
1:00pm, New England Patriots v. St. Louis Rams (from London) – CTV Atlantic, Montreal
1:00pm, Washington Redskins @ Pittsburgh Steelers – CTV Toronto, Ottawa, N. Ontario, Saskatchewan; RDS2
1:00pm, Seattle Seahawks @ Detroit Lions – CTV Kitchener, Alberta, BC
1:00pm, Jacksonville Jaguars @ Green Bay Packers – CTV Winnipeg
4:05pm, Oakland Raiders @ Kansas City Chiefs – SN Ontario, West, Pacific
4:25pm, New York Giants @ Dallas Cowboys – Citytv; SN East; RDS
8:30pm, New Orleans Saints @ Denver Broncos – TSN, RDS2

Monday October 29
8:30pm, San Francisco 49ers @ Arizona Cardinals – TSN, RDS2

Here is a link to the American listings on the506 (which includes commentators, for those interested).

NFL on Canadian TV: Week 7

I don’t know if I will get a chance to post anything else this week, so here is a list of NFL games on this weekend, at the least. Lots of good games on this weekend.

Thursday October 18
8:30pm, Seattle Seahawks @ San Francisco 49ers – SN1, RDS2

Sunday October 21
1:00pm, Baltimore Ravens @ Houston Texans – CTV Ottawa, N. Ontario, Saskatchewan, Alberta, BC; RDS

1:00pm, Washington Redskins @ New York Giants – CTV Atlantic, Montreal
1:00pm, Arizona Cardinals @ Minnesota Vikings – CTV Winnipeg
1:00pm, Tennessee Titans @ Buffalo Bills – CTV Toronto, Kitchener
1:00pm, Green Bay Packers @ St. Louis Rams – TSN2
4:25pm, New York Jets @ New England Patriots – Citytv; SN East; RDS
4:25pm, Jacksonville Jaguars @ Oakland Raiders – SN Ontario, West, Pacific
8:30pm, Pittsburgh Steelers @ Cincinnati Bengals – TSN, RDS2

Monday October 22
8:30pm, Detroit Lions @ Chicago Bears – TSN, RDS2

NFL Canadian TV Schedule: Week 2

Here is this week’s NFL TV Schedule. There isn’t a Sunday afternoon game on TSN2 this week due to NASCAR coverage.

Thursday September 13
8:30pm, Chicago Bears @ Green Bay Packers – Sportsnet, RDS

Sunday September 16
1:00pm, Arizona Cardinals @ New England Patriots – CTV Atlantic, Montreal
1:00pm, Baltimore Ravens @ Philadelphia Eagles – CTV Ottawa, N. Ontario, Saskatchewan, Alberta,  BC; RDS2
1:00pm, Kansas City Chiefs @ Buffalo Bills – CTV Toronto, Kitchener
1:00pm, Minnesota Vikings @ Indianapolis Colts – CTV Winnipeg
4:05pm, Dallas Cowboys @ Seattle Seahawks – Citytv Alberta, Vancouver; SN Ontario; RDS
4:25pm, New York Jets @ Pittsburgh Steelers – Citytv Toronto, Winnipeg; SN East, West, Pacific
8:30pm, Detroit Lions @ San Francisco 49ers – TSN, RDS

Monday September 17
8:30pm, Denver Broncos @ Atlanta Falcons – TSN, RDS2

8.15 Million Watch Super Bowl XLVI in Canada

Last night’s Patriots-Giants game was the most watched Super Bowl ever in Canada, with an average of 8.15 million Canadians watching on CTV and RDS. To compare,  the average audience for November’s Grey Cup was 4.6 million. It seems obvious to me that CFL football had a down year, while the NFL continues to grow every year. I’m interested to see if this trend continues in 2012.

SUPER BOWL XLVI is the most-watched SUPER BOWL ever on Canadian television with an audience of 8.15 million viewers on CTV and RDS (CTV: 7.3 million; RDS: 865,000). Preliminary overnight data from BBM Canada confirms that the New York Giants’ thrilling victory last night over the New England Patriots is the most-watched program of the broadcast year. The national audience for SUPER BOWL XLVI is 12% higher than last year’s game (7.3 million on CTV and RDS). Overall, more than 18 million viewers – or more than one in two Canadians (54.4%) – watched some or all of SUPER BOWL XLVI on CTV or RDS.

Audience levels for SUPER BOWL XLVI on CTV and RDS peaked at nearly 11 million viewers during the highly-anticipated halftime show featuring global superstar Madonna. Overall, the halftime show averaged 10.3 million viewers.

The game received a 65 Share among Adults 18-49 and Adults 25-54. It also received a 69 Share for Men 25-54, meaning more than two in three English Canadians in this demo watching TV last night were tuned to SUPER BOWL XLVI on CTV. Pulling in double-digit market ratings, SUPER BOWL XLVI drew record ratings for total viewers in all markets.