Canadian TV Ratings [Sports]: September 25-27, 2015

The NFL slid a bit when compared to the numbers they brought in previously (logo via Wikimedia)

It looks like the Jays numbers are creeping back up for the most part. Friday’s game drew 120,000 more than the previous Friday’s, and Sunday’s game attracted nearly 300,000 more viewers than the previous week’s Jays match.

Saturday’s game wasn’t as lucky, though. It shed 130,000 viewers when compared to the match on Saturday, September 19. Saturday’s game aired in the afternoon (the Canadiens and Leafs took the prime-time slot on Sportsnet), and perhaps that’s why the ratings were on the lower side. While Saturday’s Jays match was the weekend’s least-watched Jays game, at least it didn’t hit the lows of the lowest-rated Jays match of last weekend. If you’ve forgotten already, that was Sunday, September 20’s Sox-Jays match-up, which only drew 1,230,000 viewers.

Elsewhere, it looks like the NFL numbers are sliding a bit. CTV’s top assortment of NFL games drew 774,000 on September 27, compared to the 841,000 the week before. Their earlier grab bag of games drew 549,000 on September 20, while only 507,000 tuned in for the 4 p.m. games the following week.

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

Top sports events for Friday, September 25, 2015
Rank for day Rank for weekend
Sports event
Network
Viewers
1
1
Rays at the Blue Jays (MLB)
Sportsnet
1,870,000
2
5
Stampeders at the Blue Bombers (CFL)
TSN1/TSN3/TSN4/TSN5*
639,000
3
16
Sabres at the Maple Leafs (NHL)
Sportsnet 360
177,000
Top sports events for Saturday, September 26, 2015
Rank for day Rank for weekend
Sports event
Network
Viewers
1
2
Rays at the Blue Jays (MLB)
Sportsnet
1,600,000
2
6
Canadiens at the Maple Leafs (NHL)
Sportsnet
617,000
3
7
Argonauts at the RedBlacks (CFL)
TSN1/TSN3/TSN4
510,000
Top sports events for Sunday, September 27, 2015
Rank for day Rank for weekend
Sports event
Network
Viewers
1
3
Rays at the Blue Jays (MLB)
Sportsnet
1,520,000
2
4
Bills vs. Dolphins/Bears vs. Seahawks/49ers vs. Cardinals (NFL)
CTV
774,000
3
8
4 p.m. games (NFL)
CTV
507,000
The numbers above are Numeris’ overnight ratings for sports events on English-language Canadian TV. If any of these games or events were also broadcast on an American network available in Canada, the viewers who watched the American broadcast are not included in the numbers above.
 
*According to TSN’s schedule page, the Stampeders-Blue Bombers game aired a bit later on TSN3 to make room for an Oilers-Jets pre-season game
 
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