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There were no fans in the stands but there were plenty waiting to watch at home. Tuesday night’s COVID-19 delayed, NHL pre-season game between the Toronto Maple Leafs and the Montreal Canadiens drew an overnight, estimated 845,000 viewers on Sportsnet One plus another 460,000 on Sportsnet national for a total of just over 1.3 million

How devestating would it be if sports gets shut down again a few days after baseball tries to sneak in a 60 game season? The news that 14 players and team members on the Florida Marlins have been diagnosed with COVID-19 has sent MLB officials scrambling to determine if the pandemic is simply too much

Sunday’s Game Six of the Stanley Cup finals shows that there are still some Canadians watching hockey this spring — just not as many as are watching basketball. The Boston Bruins victory over the St. Louis Blues Sunday to force a seventh and deciding game drew 1,332,000 viewers on CBC, 1,079,000 on Sportsnet National and

Last Saturday’s thrilling Game Six, 3rd Round victory by the Toronto Raptors over the Milwaukee Bucks set a record for NBA viewership in Canada. The game, which earned Toronto its first ever berth in the NBA finals, drew 2,503,000 on Sportsnet National and another 624,000 on Sportsnet One+. That’s a combined live total of 3,127,000

  Is this the summer when Peak TV finally peaks in Canada? There was only one scripted series in the Canada Top-10 the week of July 31 – Aug. 6: the final episode of Saving Hope at No. 9 with 1,130,000 total viewers according to Numeris. The entire national Top-10 went like this: The Amazing Race Canada

CBC was smart to pull Kim’s Convenience out of Tuesday’s suicide slot. The Toronto Blue Jays exciting Wild Card win was a grand slam home run for Sportsnet, drawing an overnight, estimated 4,017,000 viewers. That makes it the fifth biggest audience in Sportsnet’s history, behind only Jays’ playoff games last fall vs. Kansas City and Texas. Games

The posters and billboards are up, the magazine covers are in place. CBC has papered towns all across Canada with the news that their new sitcom Kim’s Convenience premieres this Tuesday, Oct. 4. That is, it was set to premiere Oct. 4. Then the Toronto Blue Jays backed into a winner-take-all, one game playoff against

This week, CHML’s Scott Thompson–as he tends to do lately–was in full rant mode immediately prior to our weekly radio chat. The topic de jour was The Globe and Mail sitting on the story that the provincial government made massive, million-dollar payouts to the very teachers unions they are now (sort of ) bargaining with. The