Canadian TV Ratings [Sports]: July 11-13 2014

Well, well, well. If you had any doubt that the World Cup was a beast, you shouldn’t now. Sunday’s match between Germany and Argentina was watched by just under five million viewers. The 4,930,000 it attracted was significantly higher than the viewership for this year’s Stanley Cup Final. In comparison, that game only drew 3,335,000, and if you’re doing the math, that’s a good 1.5 million less than Sunday’s soccer match. So does this mean soccer is Canada’s game now?

Once you collect the pieces of your mind blown to smithereens by the World Cup numbers, you may notice that the Blue Jays game on Sunday dipped from the previous week. That game had a viewership of 436,000 this week vs. 516,000 last week. The New Hampshire 300 did better than the race that charted last week Sunday though, however, that race was broadcast on TSN2, while The New Hampshire 300 was on TSN proper. 

As always, if you’d like to see more of the weekend’s top sports broadcasts visit the source link below. 

Top games for Friday, July 11, 2014

Rank for day Rank for weekend Game Network Total viewers
1 4 Blue Bombers at the Alouettes (CFL) TSN 615,000
2 6 Blue Jays at the Rays (MLB) Sportsnet 555,000

Top games for Saturday, July 12, 2014

Rank for day Rank for weekend Game Network Total viewers
1 2 Netherlands vs. Brazil (FIFA) CBC 2,300,000
2 3 Lions at the Roughriders (CFL) TSN 819,000
3 5 Stampeders at the Argos (CFL) TSN 562,000

Top games for Sunday, July 13, 2014

Rank for day Rank for weekend Game Network Total viewers
1 1 Germany vs. Argentina (FIFA) CBC 4,930,000
2 8 Blue Jays at the Rays (MLB) Sportsnet 436,000
3 10 The New Hampshire 300 (NASCAR) TSN 262,000

The numbers above are Numeris’ 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.

Source: Yahoo! Sports Canada/Numeris (formerly BBM Canada)

(Featured image via CBC Media Centre)

(Note: Fixed source link glitch on July 22nd)