Canadian TV Ratings [Sports]: November 28-December 1, 2014

Of course the Grey Cup topped the weekend (logo via Wikimedia)

It shouldn’t surprise anyone that the Grey Cup final topped the weekend. Sunday’s match between the Stampeders and the Tiger-Cats drew nearly 3.8 million on TSN. It completely towered over the 2.3 million that Hockey Night in Canada’s early games attracted on Saturday. Even the Grey Cup’s post-game show was a beast. It garnered 1.8 million, which was more than enough to clobber CTV’s NFL games on Sunday.

You may think those numbers are something to celebrate if you’re a CFL or TSN head honcho, but if Yahoo! Sports is correct, the numbers aren’t anything to get too excited over. This year’s Grey Cup game was actually the lowest audience it drew since the ratings scheme changed back in 2009. Still, 3.8 million isn’t anything to sneeze at. Unless you’re The Big Bang Theory, those numbers are still hard to come by.

Elsewhere this weekend, the Raptors managed to snag 440,000 on Friday night. That’s up from last week Friday’s 335,000 and, of course, the Raps topped the night. Also, something called the Vanier Cup snuck its way onto Saturday’s chart this week. The university football match between the McMaster Marauders and Montreal Carabins attracted a decent 269,000 and took the third place spot for Saturday. However, the Vanier Cup may have made it onto the chart because HNIC’s pre-game show (or at least its numbers) went MIA this week.

For more on the weekend’s top sports, check out the charts below and visit Yahoo! Sports at the source link.

Top games for Friday, November 28, 2014
Rank for day Rank for weekend Game Network Total viewers
1
7
Raptors at the Mavericks (NBA)
TSN
440,000
2
10
Canucks at the Avalanche (NHL)
Sportsnet Pacific
281,000
3
16
Blackhawks at the Ducks (NHL)
Sportsnet
151,000
Top games for Saturday, November 29, 2014
Rank for day Rank for weekend Game Network Total viewers
1
2
Hockey Night In Canada—early games (NHL)
CBC/OMNI/City/Sportsnet
2,300,000
2
6
Flames at the Coyotes/Blackhawks at the Kings/(NHL)
CBC/OMNI/Sportsnet*
568,000
3
11
McMaster Marauders vs. the Montreal Carabins (CIS)
Sportsnet
269,000
Top games for Sunday, November 30, 2014
Rank for day Rank for weekend Game Network Total viewers
1
1
Stampeders vs. the Tiger-Cats (CFL)
TSN
3,849,000
2
3
Grey Cup post-game show (CFL)
TSN
1,800,000
3
4
Patriots at the Packers (NFL)
CTV
953,000
Top games for Monday, December 1, 2014
Rank for day Rank for weekend Game Network Total viewers
1
9
Dolphins at the Jets (NFL)
TSN
415,000
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.
 
*Yahoo! Sports says these games aired on Sunday, but a Rogers press release said these games aired on Saturday. 
 
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