Canadian Sports Ratings Update: April 18, 2012

As expected, the ratings over the past week have been dominated by the NHL playoffs; however, the Blue Jays have held their ground as well. Here are your sports ratings for April 9-15, 2012. As always, thanks to TV Feeds My Family for posting these.

Stanley Cup Playoffs
PHI-PIT (g1), Apr 11, TSN: 1.49 million
DET-NSH (g1), Apr 11, CBC: 993, 000
LA-VAN (g1), Apr 11, CBC: 2.041 million
OTT-NYR (g1), Apr 12, CBC: 1.565 million
SJ-STL (g1), Apr 12, TSN: 592, 000
CHI-PHX (g1), Apr 12, TSN: 674, 000
DET-NSH (g2), Apr 13, CBC: 692, 000
LA-VAN (g2), Apr 13, CBC: 2.048 million
PHI-PIT (g2), Apr 13, TSN: 1.442 million
WSH-BOS (g2), Apr 14, CBC: 1.038 million
OTT-NYR (g2), Apr 14, CBC: 2.146 million
SJ-STL (g2), Apr 14, TSN: 352, 000
CHI-PHX (g2), Apr 14, TSN: 928, 000
NSH-DET (g3), Apr 15, CBC: 990, 000
PIT-PHI (g3), Apr 15, TSN: 1.299 million
NJ-FLA (g2), Apr 15, TSN: 1.137 million
VAN-LA (g3), Apr 15, CBC: 2.199 million

MLB
BOS-TOR, Apr 9, SN: 1.325 million (923, 000 were on SNO)
BOS-TOR, Apr 10, SN: 959, 000
BOS-TOR, Apr 11, SN: 443, 000
BAL-TOR, Apr 13, SN: 665, 000
BAL-TOR, Apr 14, SN: 796, 000
BAL-TOR, Apr 15, SN: 611, 000

Note: All numbers are BBM 2+ overnight AMA.

I also have a few more numbers. Game 3 of the Rangers @ Senators series on Monday averaged 2.25 million viewers, the highest of the playoffs so far.

Last night, without competition from the Flyers vs. Penguins, Predators @ Red Wings cracked a 1 million average on CBC.

Despite a thrilling game, Panthers @ Devils didn’t do so well last night. Only just over 500, 000 tuned in on TSN. Overtime certainly didn’t hurt the Coyotes @ Blackhawks game, as about 730, 000 watched that one on TSN.

You can see the updated NHL playoff ratings database here. For the most up-to-date NHL playoff broadcasting news, including ratings, follow me on Twitter.

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.