After a few really odd weeks in Canadian sports, hockey is back on top. May 30’s Sharks-Penguins match drew 1.7 million viewers over on CBC.
The thing is that’s a Monday and I don’t believe the 30th was a holiday in Canada. That means that game technically wasn’t part of the weekend. If you do drop that Sharks-Penguins match, the Raptors were on top by far with nearly 1.5 million viewers.
The Jays vs. Red Sox games on Sunday, Saturday and Friday followed, with one of those games drawing over a million viewers.
Interestingly enough, two Thunders-Warriors games drew over 600,000 viewers. The Raptors would’ve killed to do that during the regular season. It looks like the enthusiasm Canadians have gained for the Raptors is rubbing off onto the NBA on a whole.
For more on the weekend’s top sports broadcasts, check out Yahoo Sports Canada at the source link.
Source: Yahoo Sports Canada/Numeris