Canadian TV Ratings [Sports]: September 26-28, 2014

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The NFL is on top once again, but that may have something to do with the CFL being MIA on Sunday.

Even without the CFL competition, the top NFL game of Sunday and the weekend on a whole nosedived from over the one million mark last weekend to only 785,000 this weekend.

This weekend’s top sporting event was actually two or three games split between different CTV affiliates across the country and was just 1,000 more viewers than the second most popular event, Saturday’s Lions/Stampeders game on TSN.

The NFL wasn’t the only one feeling the heat; the Blue Jays ratings are also continuing their downward spiral. They were down to as low as 375,000 viewers this Saturday night and that was on Sportsnet proper not even Sportsnet One or Sportsnet 360.

As always, to see Yahoo! Sports‘ take on the weekend’s sporting events, check out the source link below.

Top games for Friday, September 26, 2014

Rank for day Rank for weekend Game Network Total viewers
1 3 Roughriders at the Eskimos (CFL) TSN 716,000
2 7 Alouettes at the RedBlacks (CFL) TSN 455,000
3 9 Orioles at the Blue Jays (MLB) Sportsnet 402,000

Top games for Saturday, September 27, 2014

Rank for day Rank for weekend Game Network Total viewers
1 2 Lions at the Stampeders (CFL) TSN 784,000
2 4 Tiger-Cats at the Blue Bombers (CFL) TSN 676,000
3 11 Orioles at the Blue Jays (MLB) Sportsnet 375,000

Top games for Sunday, September 28, 2014

Rank for day Rank for weekend Game Network Total viewers
1 1 The Eagles vs. the 49ers and The Falcons vs. the Vikings (NFL)* CTV 785,000
2 5 The Bills vs. the Texans and the Lions vs. the Jets (NFL) CTV 570,000
3 6 Sabres at the Maple Leafs (NHL) Sportsnet 472,000

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.

*A Bell Media press release says a Packers/Bears game also aired at the same time as the Eagles/49ers and Falcons/Vikings game on some CTV affiliates. 

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