Canadian TV Ratings [Sports]: February 13-15, 2015

Hockey Day in Canada (logo via Hockey Day in Canada/CBC/Twitter)

Hockey Day in Canada (logo via Hockey Day in Canada/CBC/Twitter)

Hockey Day in Canada took place on Valentine’s Day, and if ratings are any indication, it stole the country’s heart. The yearly event built on top of last week’s already impressive numbers for Hockey Night in Canada and are some of the highest hockey numbers Saturday has seen this season.

Hockey Day in Canada’s Habs/Leafs and Jets/Red Wings games aired in place of HNIC’s early games and attracted an audience of 2.6 million. That’s up from the 2.4 million that tuned into HNIC’s early games last week.

The Hockey Day in Canada equivalents of HNIC‘s pre-game show and late games also saw gains when compared to their counterparts from last week. The pre-game show saw an audience of 712,000 up from the 691,000 for last week’s comparable broadcast. The Canucks/Flames and Capitals/Kings matches drew 975,000, compared to the 880,000 who watched the Penguins/Canucks game that aired in the same time-slot last week.

It seems that by Sunday, everyone was sick of hockey. City’s Hometown Hockey plummeted from last week when it was on Sportsnet. Sunday’s Penguins/Blackhawks game only drew 304,000 and didn’t make the day’s chart below. That’s less than half of the 631,000 who caught the Canadiens and Bruins on Hometown Hockey last week.

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, February 13, 2015
Rank for day Rank for weekend Game Network Total viewers
1
9
Bruins at the Canucks (NHL)
Sportsnet Pacific
402,000
2
17
All-Star Rising Stars Game (NBA)
TSN
129,000
Top games for Saturday, February 14, 2015
Rank for day Rank for weekend Game Network Total viewers
1
1
Hockey Day in Canada — Leafs at the Canadiens/Jets at the Red Wings (NHL)
CBC/various Rogers stations
2,600,000
2
2
Hockey Day in Canada — Canucks at the Flames/Capitals at the Kings (NHL)
CBC/Sportsnet One
975,000
3
3
Hockey Day in Canada pre-game show (NHL)
CBC/various Rogers stations
712,000
Top games for Sunday, February 15, 2015
Rank for day Rank for weekend Game Network
Total viewers
1
4
Scotties Tournament of Hearts: Draw 4 (Curling)
TSN
609,000
2
8
Scotties Tournament of Hearts: Draw 3 (Curling)
TSN
448,000
3
10
All-Star Game (NBA)
TSN
373,000
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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