Canadian TV Ratings [Sports]: February 20-22, 2015

The 2015 Scotties Tournament of Hearts pulled in impressive numbers (logo via Wikimedia)

Hockey Night in Canada’s early games topped the weekend, as per usual, with a rather typical 2.2 million; however, this weekend also saw the Scotties Tournament of Hearts, and it easily swept (pardon the pun) the rest of the top five slots this weekend. In fact, TSN said this year’s Scotties Tournament of Hearts was “the most-watched ever.”

The final drew over one million viewers, making it the second most popular sporting event of the weekend. Saturday’s Tournament of Hearts semifinal and Page playoff did fairly nicely with 887,000 and 884,000 tuning in, respectively. Friday’s Page playoff was also the weekend’s fifth most-watched sporting event with an audience of 792,000.

Outside of curling, there were a few other surprises as well. The Daytona 500 drew 532,000 to become Sunday’s second most-watched sporting event and the sixth most-watched sporting event of the weekend overall. It edged out City’s Hometown Hockey featuring the Canucks and the Islanders, which drew 514,000.

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 20, 2015
Rank for day Rank for weekend Game Network Total viewers
1
5
Scotties Tournament of Hearts: Page Playoff (Curling)
TSN
792,000
2
10
Leafs at the Hurricanes (NHL)
Sportsnet Ontario
500,000
3
12
Scotties Tournament of Hearts: Draw 17 (Curling)
TSN
445,000
Top games for Saturday, February 21, 2015
Rank for day Rank for weekend Game Network Total viewers
1
1
Hockey Night in Canada — early games (NHL)
CBC/various Rogers stations
2,200,000
2
3
Scotties Tournament of Hearts: Page Playoff (Curling)
TSN
887,000
3
4
Scotties Tournament of Hearts: Semifinal (Curling)
TSN
884,000
Top games for Sunday, February 22, 2015
Rank for day Rank for weekend Game Network
Total viewers
1
2
Scotties Tournament of Hearts: Final (Curling)
TSN
1,050,000
2
6
Daytona 500 (NASCAR)
TSN
532,000
3
7
Hometown Hockey — Canucks at the Islanders (NHL)
City
514,000
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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