Hockey Day in Canada Draws Record Numbers

Canadians continued to show evidence of their unyielding passion for the game of hockey on Saturday, as CBC’s Hockey Day in Canada scored among viewers in terrific numbers.

The Toronto Maple Leafs-Montreal Canadiens game at 7:00 PM ET drew an 11-year Hockey Day high with 2.3 million viewers. The same feat was achieved by the 10:00 PM ET game between the Calgary Flames and Vancouver Canucks, which saw 1.4 million viewers tune in. The rest of the day was no slouch, as the 12-2PM ET timeslot drew 315,000 viewers, the best since 2007-08. The Ottawa-Edmonton game at 2:00 PM ET hit 845,000 viewers, while the 4:30-6:30 PM ET slot held on with 647,000 viewers. Hockey Tonight at 6:30 PM ET was seen by 778,000 viewers. The CBC hosted over 12 hours of hockey coverage on Hockey Day in Canada from Whitehorse, Yukon.

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