WJC Final Draws Insane Rating

William Houston:

How big is the world junior hockey championship?

Let’s start with the gold medal game on Tuesday outdrawing the 2009 Grey Cup, which set an audience record of its own.

And let’s add that the Canada-U.S. showdown ranks as the most watched telecast of any kind in Canada since 2005.

The  TSN audience is also the sixth largest  for a Canadian telecast dating back to 1994.

And the number? An average audience of 5.3 million tuned into Canada’s loss to the Americans, bettering the 5.1 million that watched the Grey Cup game (Saskatchewan-Montreal) two months ago.

It peaked at 7.5 million in the final minutes of the third period when Jordan Eberle scored his two goals to send the game into overtime.

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