TORONTO (October 26, 2015) Though their unforgettable season came to a close on Friday, the Toronto Blue Jays remain ratings winners. Game 6 of the American League Championship Series between the Blue Jays and the Kansas City Royals delivered Sportsnet’s largest audience in network history with an average audience of 5.12 million viewers tuning in on October 23 to cheer on Canada’s team in their last game of the 2015 postseason. Overall, more than 12 million people watched some part of Friday’s broadcast – more than 1 in 3 Canadians.
Sportsnet’s previous all-time most-watched program was the Texas Rangers vs. Blue Jays showdown in Game 5 of American League Division Series on October 14, which delivered an average audience of 4.88 million.
“The combination of baseball and hockey have propelled Sportsnet’s ratings across all platforms,” said Scott Moore, President, Sportsnet and NHL Properties. “The Blue Jays provided spectacular entertainment for our fans this season, and I believe our coverage matched the excitement on the field.”