Canadian TV Ratings [Sports]: April 24-27, 2014

The Raptors ratings rose to impressive heights on Sunday (logo via WikiMedia)

The numbers for the NHL playoff games aren’t as astronomical as they were last week, but that’s likely because the Habs were not playing this week. However, if you don’t look at the Habs’ numbers things start to fall back in line. CBC’s Saturday prime time broadcast only brought in about 80,000 more pairs of eyeballs than it did last week. Its late Saturday show, however, brought in substantially more with over 200,000 more watching.

In other news, the Raptors had two games in the top ten list this week with 527,000 tuning in for their match on Friday the 25th, which is actually less than what their games on the 22nd and the 19th brought in last week, but the ratings surged for Sunday’s match with 885,000 tuning in.

A Blue Jays game also made the top ten list with 553,000 watching Sunday’s Jays vs. Red Sox game; however, the Jays were shifted to Sportsnet One for Friday night and they barely pulled in a third of that audience.

I have the games broken down by night here and the top ten games listed as well; if you’re interested in seeing the week’s top 20 matches hit up Yahoo! Sports at the source link below.

Top games for Thursday, April 24, 2014
Rank for day Rank for week Game Network Total viewers
1 2 Bruins at the Red Wings (NHL) TSN 1,313,000
2 12 Avalanche at the Wild (NHL) TSN 507,000
3 14 Sharks at the Kings (NHL) CBC 481,000
Top games for Friday, April 25, 2014
Rank for day Rank for week Show Network Total viewers
1 3 Blackhawks at the Blues (NHL) CBC 1,190,000
2 10 Raptors at the Nets (NBA) TSN 527,000
3 15 Stars at the Ducks (NHL) TSN 462,000
4 17 Rangers at the Flyers (NHL) TSN 376,000
5 19 Red Sox at the Blue Jays (MLB) Sportsnet One 198,000
Top games for Saturday, April 26, 2014
Rank for day Rank for week Show Network Total viewers
1 1 Blue Jackets at the Penguins (NHL) CBC 1,679,000
2 4 Kings at the Sharks (NHL) CBC 911,000
3 7 Red Wings at the Bruins (NHL) TSN 849,000
4 13 Red Sox at the Blue Jays (MLB) Sportsnet 500,000
5 16 Wild at the Avalanche (NHL) TSN 425,000
Top games for Sunday, April 27, 2014
Rank for day Rank for week Show Network Total viewers
1 5 Blues at the Blackhawks (NHL) CBC 907,000
2 6 Raptors at the Nets (NBA) TSN 885,000
3 8 Ducks at the Stars (NHL) TSN 574,000
4 9 Red Sox at the Blue Jays (MLB) Sportsnet 553,000
5 11 Flyers at the Rangers (NHL) TSN 515,000
Top Ten Games of the Week
Rank Show Network Day Viewers
1 Blue Jackets at the Penguins (NHL) CBC Saturday 1,679,000
2 Bruins at the Red Wings (NHL) TSN Thursday 1,313,000
3 Blackhawks at the Blues (NHL) CBC Friday 1,190,000
4 Kings and the Sharks (NHL) CBC Saturday 911,000
5 Blues at the Blackhawks (NHL) CBC Sunday 907,000
6 Raptors at the Nets (NBA) TSN Sunday 885,000
7 Red Wings at the Bruins (NHL) TSN Saturday 849,000
8 Ducks at the Stars (NHL) TSN Sunday 574,000
9 Red Sox at the Blue Jays (MLB) Sportsnet Sunday 553,000
10 Raptors at the Nets (NBA) TSN Friday 527,000
The numbers above are BBM’s overnight ratings for sports events on english-language Canadian TV. If these games were also broadcast on an American network available in Canada, those numbers are not included.
 
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