Local Ratings Remain Fire Hot in Canada
April 21, 2010 6 Comments
From The Star and “Mr. Ugly” Chris Zelkovich again:
Its regional ratings on Rogers Sportsnet Ontario rose to an average of 656,400 per game, a 106 per cent increase over last year. Only the Ottawa Senators’ 111 per cent increase was better, though the Sens’ improvement at least provided some logic for its 153,000 average.
Hockey Night in Canada’s early game, which usually put the Leafs in the national spotlight, averaged a record 1.8 million viewers — a 45.9 per cent increase over last season.
Over on TSN, NHL audiences for games involving Canadian-based teams averaged 714,000, a 66.4 per cent increase over last season.
I don’t have total numbers for each team, but the Sens being at 153,000 confirms it.