CTV’s NFL numbers in Canada continue to grow as we count down to Super Bowl LVII on February 12.
Last Sunday afternoon’s National Football League Championship between the San Francisco 49ers and the Philadelphia Eagles drew an overnight, estimated 1,828,000 CTV viewers. The primetime American Football League matchup Sunday between the Cincinnati Bengals and the Kansas City Chiefs was an even bigger draw, with an overnight, estimated 2,433,000 fans tuning in.
That game led directly into a sneak peek of the new CTV original drama series The Spencer Sisters. The shot-in-Winnipeg hour, featuring Lea Thompson (“Back to the Future”) and Stacey Farber (Degrassi: The Next Generation) as an unlikely mother-daughter detective team, drew an overnight, estimated 645,000.
That number will likely grow once the Live+7 totals that generally boost scripted fare is added. The series marks its timeslot premiere on Friday, Feb. 10; both actresses will be featured on the 100th and next episode of Brioux.tv: the podcast.
All that football playoff action grabbed most of the TV sports audience Sunday. TSN managed to draw an overnight tally of 475,000 for a Leafs-Capitals game the same night. Earlier on Sunday, Sportsnet saw 100,000 show up for a FA Cup tilt between Ryan Reynolds’ Wrexham club and Sheffield United.
Sunday was an otherwise quiet night on Canada’s other broadcasters. History, however, drew a robust overnight total of half a million for a new episode of The Curse of Oak Island.