Canadian Numbers So Far

With William Houston being a twit for the last week, I go to Chris Zelkovich of the Toronto Star for numbers:

atings have been strong and both Canadian networks can claim victories. The Ottawa opener drew 1.7 million to CBC, while Montreal’s first game hit 1.5 million on TSN.

Heck, even Versus is boasting record ratings, which has a lot to do with the quality of the hockey. The intrigue has been practically Olympian in calibre with almost as much excitement.

Just as there’s little to choose between the two Canadian channels in ratings, there hasn’t been much difference in the way they’ve presented the games.

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6 Responses to Canadian Numbers So Far

  1. leafsfan1967 says:

    Both the CBC and TSN must be nervous about how all three Canadian teams are doing. While their ratings won’t totally collapse if the Habs, Sens and Canucks all bow out in the first round, it sure won’t help them. Hockey just isn’t Canada’s game anymore at least if that’s defined by the performance of Canadian teams in the playoffs.

    • Josh says:

      Agreed. The only consolation for them would be for the Penguins to keep on going. I think the Pens, in the later rounds, could maybe be a draw similar to a franchise from a smaller Canadian market, like Ottawa or Edmonton.

      I don’t think Vancouver is done just yet, in any case.

  2. Josh says:

    Worth noting that the Habs drew well over 3 million – RDS and TSN combined – on Saturday night, too. Although their numbers are likely to take a bit of a hit after yesterday’s performance.

  3. leafsfan1967 says:

    Josh :Agreed. The only consolation for them would be for the Penguins to keep on going. I think the Pens, in the later rounds, could maybe be a draw similar to a franchise from a smaller Canadian market, like Ottawa or Edmonton.
    I don’t think Vancouver is done just yet, in any case.

    I hope you are right on Vancouver Josh, but I’m not holding my breath. Sadly, I fear that both the Habs and Sens are done.

  4. leafsfan1967 says:

    I’m glad to see William Houston is back on planet earth!

    http://www.truthandrumours.net/

  5. Trent says:

    From Toronto Star http://ow.ly/177szv

    Top Canadian Sports for the weekend-

    Here are the top weekend sports ratings on English-language television, according to BBM Canada overnight calculations:

    1. NHL, Kings at Canucks, Saturday, CBC: 2,135,000

    2. NHL, Canadiens at Capitals, Saturday, TSN: 2,100,000 (as noted another 1M+ watching on RDS-French)

    3. NHL, Senators at Penguins, Friday, CBC: 1,912,000

    4. NHL, Penguins at Senators, Sunday, CBC: 1,690,000

    5. NHL, Red Wings at Coyotes, Friday, TSN: 877,000

    6. NHL, Coyotes at Red Wings, Sunday, TSN: 829,000*

    7. NHL, Predators at Blackhawks, Sunday, TSN: 815,000

    8. NHL, Devils at Flyers, Sunday, TSN: 788,000

    9. NHL, Avalanche at Sharks, Friday, CBC: 784,000

    10. NHL, Bruins at Sabres, Saturday, CBC: 722,000*

    11. NHL, Sharks at Avalanche, Sunday, CBC: 708,000

    12. NHL, Flyers at Devils, Friday, TSN: 599,000

    13. Curling, Grand Slam men’s final, Sunday, CBC: 484,000

    14. Baseball, Angels at Blue Jays, Sunday, Sportsnet: 481,000

    15. Swimming, World synchronized championships, Saturday, CBC: 447,000

    16. Curling, Grand Slam women’s final, Saturday, CBC: 427,000

    17. Baseball, Angels at Blue Jays, Saturday, Sportsnet: 354,000

    18. Baseball, Angels at Blue Jays, Friday, Sportsnet: 324,000

    19. PGA, Verizon Heritage final round, Sunday, Global-CBS: 292,000

    * Viewers on NBC not calculated

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