Canadian TV Ratings [Sports]: December 12-15, 2014

The 49ers and the Seahawks took Sunday night, but their game was down from last Sunday’s top sporting event (logo via Wikimedia)

It seems as if many sports fans spent the weekend Christmas shopping, as the ratings for many of the weekend’s top sporting events fell rather dramatically from their counterparts last week.

Friday’s Raptors game attracted nearly 100,000 fewer viewers than last Friday’s Raptors match. Sunday’s top game, a 49ers/Seahawks match, drew 164,000 fewer people to TV screens than last Sunday’s top sporting event.

Even Hockey Night in Canada saw a notable drop. Its early games on Dec. 13 drew 210,000 fewer viewers than comparable games last week. I’m betting that Rogers isn’t too happy about that. Surprisingly, however, Hockey Night in Canada’s pregame show actually gained viewers from last week. So I’m guessing the games turned out to be pretty lousy and people tuned out.

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

Top games for Friday, December 12, 2014
Rank for day Rank for weekend Game Network Total viewers
1
14
Pacers at the Raptors (NBA)
TSN
297,000
2
19
Canadian Open Draw 12 (WCT)
Sportsnet
186,000
3
20
Flames at the Penguins (NHL)
Sportsnet West
171,000
Top games for Saturday, December 13, 2014
Rank for day Rank for weekend Game Network Total viewers
1
1
Hockey Night in Canada—early games (NHL)
CBC/various Rogers stations
1,840,000
2
5
Rangers at the Canucks (NHL)
CBC/OMNI
665,000
3
6
Hockey Night in Canada pre-game show (NHL)
CBC/various Rogers stations
526,000
Top games for Sunday, December 14, 2014
Rank for day Rank for weekend Game Network Total viewers
1
2
49ers at the Seahawks (NFL)
CTV
758,000
2
3
Packers vs. the Bills/Dolphins vs. the Patriots (NFL)
CTV
741,000
3
4
Kings at the Leafs (NHL)
Sportsnet Ontario
694,000
Top games for Monday, December 15, 2014
Rank for day Rank for weekend Game Network Total viewers
1
10
Saints at the Bears (NFL)
TSN
335,000
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.
 
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