TORONTO (February 17, 2015) – TSN kicked off 2015 with stellar audiences, ringing in its best month in five years, as final data from Numeris (BBM Canada) confirms that January 2015 is the second most-watched month in the network’s 30-year history. Overall, TSN averaged 230,000 viewers (Total Viewers; Full Day/ 24 Hours) throughout January 2015, marking an 18% increase compared to January 2014. This ranks second only to TSN’s all-time monthly record set in February 2010 during the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games.
TSN’s strong ratings scorecard for January 2015 was highlighted by record audiences for the inaugural COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYOFF semifinals, PINTY’S ALL-STAR CURLING SKINS GAME, AUSTRALIAN OPEN, and the World Juniors – led by the most-watched broadcast in Specialty TV history – along with average audience increases for this year’s NFL Playoffs and SPORTSCENTRE, Canada’s flagship sports news and information show. See below for a breakdown of ratings highlights for these properties.
“Last month was a fantastic example of the breadth and depth of TSN’s programming roster,” said Stewart Johnston, President of TSN. “Along with our perennial ratings winner, the World Juniors, our five national feeds delivered a variety of record-setting events throughout January. The TSN team had a solid start to the new year, and over the next 11 months, we’ll continue to bring Canadians more of our diverse lineup of the biggest events in sports.”