Canadian TV Ratings [Sports]: May 29-June 1, 2014

So Jays games airing on the regional Sportsnet networks now draw roughly the same audience as games on Sportsnet One and Sportsnet 360…so now what? (logo via Wikimedia)

This week the Jays games aired on the regional Sportsnet networks and surprise, surprise, the ratings are now comparable to the games that aired on Sportsnet One/360. Last week Saturday’s Jays match against the A’s attracted 484,000 on both Sportsnet One and Sportsnet 360, while the game on against the Royals this week Saturday attracted 480,000 viewers on the regional Sportsnet networks. That’s 4,000 fewer viewers than the match airing on both Sportsnet One/360 last week. Weird, isn’t it? I wonder if that means we’ll be seeing more matches on Sportsnet One/360 if putting the games on there doesn’t make much of a difference in terms of ratings.

Other than that, it’s a slow week (well it has to be if two PGA matches and a NASCAR race make the list of the top ten games of the week). When looking at the PGA numbers week-to-week, The Memorial’s third round pulled in fewer viewers than the Crowne Plaza Invitational’s third round last week with 192,000 watching The Memorial this week while 226,000 watched the Crowne Plaza Invitational’s third round last week. The final round of The Memorial, however, just edged out the final round of the Crowne Plaza Invitational with 230,000 tuning in opposed to the 226,000 who watched the final round of the Crowne Plaza Invitational.

For an additional perspective of the ratings, take a look at Yahoo! Sports at the source link below.

Top games for Thursday, May 29, 2014
Rank for day Rank for week Game Network Total viewers
1 1 Canadiens at the Rangers (NHL) CBC 4,084,000
Top games for Friday, May 30, 2014
Rank for day Rank for week Game Network Total viewers
1 3 Blackhawks at the Kings (NHL) CBC 1,939,000
2 4 Royals at the Blue Jays (MLB) Sportsnet 598,000
3 12 Pacers at the Heat (NBA) TSN 145,000
Top games for Saturday, May 31, 2014
Rank for day Rank for week Game Network Total viewers
1 6 Royals at the Blue Jays (MLB) Sportsnet 480,000
2 7 Spurs at the Thunder (NBA) TSN 259,000
3 10 The Memorial, third round (PGA) Global 192,000
4 11 Rays at the Red Sox (MLB) Sportsnet 175,000
5 14 (tie) Crew at the Toronto FC (MLS) TSN 97,000
Top games for Sunday, June 1, 2014
Rank for day Rank for week Game Network Total viewers
1 2 Kings at the Blackhawks (NHL) CBC 3,088,000
2 5 Royals at the Blue Jays (MLB) Sportsnet 549,000
3 8 The Memorial, final round (PGA) Global 230,000
4 9 FedEx 400 (NASCAR) TSN 206,000
5 13 Whitecaps at the Timbers (MLS) TSN 109,000
Top Ten Games of the Week
Rank Game Network Day Viewers
1 Canadiens at the Rangers (NHL) CBC Thursday 4,084,000
2 Kings at the Blackhawks (NHL) CBC Sunday 3,088,000
3 Blackhawks at the Kings (NHL) CBC Friday 1,939,000
4 Royals at the Blue Jays (MLB) Sportsnet Friday 598,000
5 Royals at the Blue Jays (MLB) Sportsnet Sunday 549,000
6 Royals at the Blue Jays (MLB) Sportsnet Saturday 480,000
7 Spurs at the Thunder (NBA) TSN Saturday 259,000
8 The Memorial, final round (PGA) Global Sunday 230,000
9 FedEx 400 (NASCAR) TSN Sunday 206,000
10 The Memorial, third round (PGA) Global Saturday 192,000
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.
 
Advertisements