TSN, RDS score over 6 million for Grey Cup

Took my car in for a winter tune up today and the subject of Sunday’s Grey Cup game naturally came up. Consensus: not really that exciting.
Still, that didn’t stop 6.04 million CFL football fans from tuning in on TSN and RDS according to overnight estimates from BBM Canada.
The Alouette’s second straight Grey Cup victory drew 1.1 million on RDS. The TSN tally (4.94 million) was the third highest in the sports network’s history, behind last year’s Grey Cup thriller (5.07 million) and last January’s World Junior Hockey final, which drew 5.4 million viewers.
The 2009 tally may have enjoyed a lift from the new PPM technology, which had only been introduced across Canada a few months prior. Overall ratings numbers seem to be a little less giddy now that the survey sample has gone through a year of tweaking and testing.
The CFL championship also drew close to 90,000 live streams at TSN.ca and RDS.ca.
TSN’s 6 p.m. Countdown to Kickoff show drew close to 2.7 million, while another 1.1 million stuck around for the post game show.
Amazingly, CTV still got 2.5 million viewers opposite the Grey Cup Game for The Amazing Race Sunday night, with Global also doing their usual 1.2 million for The Simpsons. Carumba!

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