Wednesday, November 6, 2013
Great Numbers for CFL on TSN
Regular season ratings for the CFL ON TSN attracted an average audience of 703,000 viewers per game, making it the second most-watched season ever. Overall, audiences for the CFL regular season were up more than four per cent on TSN this season.
CFL audiences on TSN and RDS combined for an average of 758,000 viewers per game - an increase of 3.6 per cent compared to last year.
This season, three CFL games scored audiences surpassing one million viewers. The most-watched CFL games of the 2013 season include:
Saskatchewan @ Winnipeg on Sept. 8 - 1.073 million
Winnipeg @ Saskatchewan on Sept. 1 (Labour Day Weekend) - 1.059 million
Toronto @ Saskatchewan on Sept. 14 - 1.041 million
Toronto @ Hamilton on Oct. 14 (Thanksgiving Day Game) - 956,000
Saskatchewan @ Calgary on Aug. 9 - 929,000 million
B.C. @ Saskatchewan on Sept. 22 - 924,000 million
"The CFL is the cornerstone of our summer broadcast schedule delivering a dedicated audience of engaged Canadian football fans," said Stewart Johnston, President, TSN. "As the league continues to grow, we are thrilled that our long-term partnership continues to raise the profile of the league and ensures that the CFL remains as a must-see property for Canadian sports fans."
CFL Playoffs on TSN
CFL ON TSN continues with the CFL Playoffs on Sunday, Nov. 10 with the Eastern Semifinal featuring Montreal @ Hamilton at 1 p.m. ET and then the Western Semifinal with B.C. @ Saskatchewan at 4 p.m. ET. TSN's award-winning CFL broadcast team will be on hand to deliver all of the game action along with extensive game analysis.
TSN's CFL Playoffs action continues on Sunday, Nov. 17 with the Eastern Final at 1 p.m. ET followed by the Western Final at 4 p.m. ET. The following weekend, TSN travels to Regina, Sask. for the 101st GREY CUP on Sunday, Nov. 24 at 6 p.m. ET live on TSN.