Canadian TV Ratings [Sports]: March 27-29, 2015

Did you have any luck figuring out which feed to tune into to catch all the draws? (logo via curling.ca)

Despite some fierce competition for wild card spots, Hockey Night in Canada’s early games dipped in the ratings drawing 1.9 million, down from 2.2 million from the previous week; however, Hockey Night in Canada’s late game featuring the Stars and the Canucks spiked from last week drawing just over 900,000.

Outside of Hockey Night in Canada and Hometown Hockey, the Ford World Men’s Curling Championship did very well considering that it was thrown onto random TSN feeds with apparently little to no thought into what match would air where. For example, according to the TSN schedule, the Canada vs. USA match aired on Saturday on TSN3 and TSN5 (with a rerun early Sunday morning on TSN2). On the other hand, Sunday’s Canada vs. Sweden match aired on TSN1, TSN3 and TSN4 (with a rerun on TSN3 early Monday morning), while Canada vs. China aired on TSN1, TSN4 and TSN5, also on Sunday (with a rerun on TSN2 and TSN4 early Monday morning). Confused? I sure am.

The weekend also saw the IIHF Women’s World Championship. It didn’t make a dent on the charts below, however. The top game of the bunch was Canada vs. the US on Saturday with 288,000 viewers.

Anyway, for more on the IIHF Women’s World Championship and the weekend’s other top sporting events, check out Yahoo! Sports at the source link.

Top sports events for Friday, March 27, 2015
Rank for day Rank for weekend
Sports event
Network
Viewers
1
7
Figure Skating World Championships: free dance (Figure Skating)
CBC
443,000
2
20
Raptors at the Lakers (NBA)
TSN
185,000
3
22
Flames at the Wild (NHL)
Sportsnet West
167,000
Top sports events for Saturday, March 28, 2015
Rank for day Rank for weekend
Sports event
Network
Viewers
1
1
Hockey Night in Canada: early games (NHL)
CBC/various Rogers stations
1,900,000
2
2
Hockey Night in Canada: Stars at the Canucks (NHL)
CBC/OMNI
903,000
3
6
Ford World Men’s Curling: Canada vs. USA (Curling)
TSN3/TSN5
481,000
Top sports events for Sunday, March 29, 2015
Rank for day Rank for weekend
Sports event
Network
Viewers
1
3
Hometown Hockey: Blackhawks at the Jets (NHL)
City
631,000
2
4
Ford World Men’s Curling: Canada vs. Sweden (Curling)
TSN1/TSN3/TSN4
618,000
3
5
Ford World Men’s Curling: Canada vs. China (Curling)
TSN1/TSN4/TSN5
491,000
The numbers above are Numeris’ overnight ratings for sports events on English-language Canadian TV. If these games or events were also broadcast on an American network available in Canada, those numbers are not included.
 
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