Canadian TV Ratings [Sports]: July 18-20 2014

Toronto Blue Jays (logo via Wikimedia)

Toronto Blue Jays (logo via Wikimedia)

With the World Cup now history, the sports ratings have fallen back down to earth. While the CFL is pulling in decent numbers, the Blue Jays have tumbled. Their game on Saturday against the Rangers only attracted 375,000 when it aired on Sportsnet One and Sportsnet 360. You may think part of the reason for those low numbers may be due to the game not airing on the main Sportsnet channels, but their top rated game also aired on both Sportsnet One and Sportsnet 360. That was Sunday’s match, which had a viewership of 520,000, that’s 2,000 more viewers than the match airing on Sportsnet proper on Friday. That’s likely not just a fluke—just a few weeks ago Sportsnet One and Sportsnet 360 were pulling in numbers roughly the same as games on the main Sportsnet channels.
For more on the top 15 matches of the weekend, visit Yahoo! Sports at the source link below. You’ll spot the F1 German Grand Prix, a MLS game and two MLB games that don’t even involve the Jays.

Top games for Friday, July 18, 2014

Rank for day Rank for weekend Game Network Total viewers
1 2 Tiger-Cats at the Stampeders (CFL) TSN 692,000
2 3 Argos at the RedBlacks (CFL) TSN 673,000
3 5 Blue Jays at the Rangers (MLB) Sportsnet 518,000

Top games for Saturday, July 19, 2014

Rank for day Rank for weekend Game Network Total viewers
1 1 Alouettes at the Lions (CFL) TSN 717,000
2 7 Blue Jays at the Rangers (MLB) Sportsnet One/360 375,000
3 8 British Open, third round (R&A) TSN 251,000

Top games for Sunday, July 20, 2014

Rank for day Rank for weekend Game Network Total viewers
1 4 Blue Jays at the Rangers (MLB) Sportsnet One/360 520,000
2 6 British Open, final round (R&A) TSN 511,000
3 9 Honda Indy Toronto (IndyCar) Sportsnet 227,000

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)

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