Canadian TV Ratings [Sports]: January 9-12, 2015

Sunday’s Dallas Cowboys and Green Bay Packers game topped the weekend (logo via Wikimedia)

The NFL came out on top this week with not one, but two games attracting more viewers than Hockey Night in Canada‘s early games.

Sunday’s Cowboys/Packers game on CTV attracted an audience of 1.6 million, and Saturday’s Ravens/Patriots match (also on CTV) drew 1,560,000. If you’re wondering, HNIC‘s early games attracted 1.4 million to slightly edge out Saturday’s Panthers/Seahawks game (1.3 million) for the title of the third most-watched sporting event of the weekend.

While HNIC is taking a bit of a thrashing from the NFL competition, Hometown Hockey is more of a concern. Sunday’s Panthers/Oilers game only drew 322,000 to City, and Hometown Hockey’s pre-game show only attracted an audience of 122,000. Those numbers are more in line with curling on cable than the NHL on a broadcast network.

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

Top games for Friday, January 9, 2015
Rank for day Rank for weekend Game Network Total viewers
1
7
Blue Jackets at the Leafs (NHL)
TSN4
671,000
2
16
Continental Cup: Men’s Team Competition (Curling)
TSN
299,000
3
17
Continental Cup: Singles (Curling)
TSN
295,000
Top games for Saturday, January 10, 2015
Rank for day Rank for weekend Game Network
Total viewers
1
2
Ravens at the Patriots (NFL)
CTV
1,560,000
2
3
Hockey Night in Canada—early games
CBC/various Rogers stations
1,400,000
3
4
Panthers at the Seahawks (NFL)
CTV
1,300,000
Top games for Sunday, January 11, 2015
Rank for day Rank for weekend Game Network Total viewers
1
1
Cowboys at the Packers (NFL)
CTV
1,600,000
2
6
Colts at the Broncos (NFL)
TSN
1,000,000
3
14
Continental Cup: Skins (Curling)
TSN
350,000
Top games for Monday, January 12, 2015
Rank for day Rank for weekend Game Network Total viewers
1
8
Ohio State vs. Oregon (NCAA)
TSN
460,000
2
18
Pistons at the Raptors (NBA)
TSN
258,000
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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