Canadian TV Ratings [Sports]: January 30-February 1, 2015

The Super Bowl topped the weekend…duh (logo via Wikimedia)

A little thing called the Super Bowl aired over the weekend, and if you haven’t heard already, it drew absolutely astronomical numbers.

Surprisingly, there were other sporting events on TV over the weekend as well. They also managed to draw in a respectable audience, albeit not as large as the Super Bowl of course.

Perhaps the most surprising out of the bunch was City’s Coyotes/Canadiens Hometown Hockey game, which also aired on Super Bowl Sunday. It didn’t air at its regular time because it would’ve been up against the Super Bowl proper, which would’ve been madness. It aired at 1 p.m. instead and drew 571,000.

While that audience would’ve been disappointing if it aired on the CBC, considering that the game aired at a random time on a network that hasn’t quite established itself as a hockey destination (on Super Bowl Sunday nonetheless), it’s not too bad. It actually did a bit better than Saturday’s 1 p.m. game that also featured the Canadiens, which aired over on Sportsnet. That game attracted 426,000. Hometown Hockey also managed to beat out the Hockey Night in Canada pre-game show as well.

Friday’s Raptors game did very nicely for TSN too. Nearly 450,000 tuned in to see the Raps take on the Nets, and that number put it well above the top curling, PGA and MMA games of the weekend.

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

Top games for Friday, January 30, 2015
Rank for day Rank for weekend Game Network Total viewers
1
7
Raptors at the Nets (NBA)
TSN
442,000
2
9
Sabres at the Canucks (NHL)
Sportsnet Pacific
315,000
3
21
Blackhawks at the Ducks (NHL)
Sportsnet
167,000
Top games for Saturday, January 31, 2015
Rank for day Rank for weekend Game Network Total viewers
1
2
Hockey Night in Canada — early games (NHL)
CBC/various Rogers stations
1,700,000
2
3
Hockey Night in Canada —late games (NHL)
CBC/various Rogers stations
858,000
3
6
Hockey Night in Canada pre-game show (NHL)
CBC
539,000
Top games for Sunday, February 1, 2015
Rank for day Rank for weekend Game Network
Total viewers
1
1
Super Bowl (NFL)
CTV
8,200,000
2
4
Super Bowl Sunday Pregame Show (NFL)
CTV
790,000
3
5
Hometown Hockey — Coyotes at the Canadiens   (NHL)
City
571,000
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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