Pleased to be in several newspapers and web sites today, including The Toronto Star, reporting for The Canadian Press on the early response by TV viewers to the 2020 Olympic Summer Games fro Tokyo. Despite a 13-hour time difference from Tokyo to Toronto, CBC’s live morning coverage and prime time replays are starting to gather
The weekly English Canada Top 30 Total TV ratings for July 5-11 were released Tuesday by the Canadian data company Numeris. The final two games of the 2021 Stanley Cup hockey finals are on the list. If you combine the number of viewers who watched Tampa Bay triumph over Montreal on CBC, Sportsnet and TVA,
According to preliminary data from Numeris, an average minute audience of around 3.6 million watched the UEFA EURO 2020 final on TSN and CTV Sunday. That makes the final match, according to a network release, the most-watched live streaming event in TSN history with more than 425,000 live streaming video starts. Certainly, Italy (the eventual
As expected, the Stanley Cup finals topped the Canadian Top-30 TV ratings the week of June 28 – July 4 — in both English and French Canada. The average minute audience of the three games played Monday, Wednesday and Friday of that week between the Montreal Canadiens and the Tampa Bay Lightning on CBC (1,811,000
No surprise Wednesday with the release of the latest Numeris Top 30 of the week in English Canada: CTV’s coverage of Super Bowl LV stands well out in front of the pack. CTV’s Total share of the Super Bowl viewing in terms of average minute audience was close to 7.8 million viewers. TSN alone accounted
The first Super Bowl of the COVID era shows that the “Big Game” is still TV’s top draw — even if audience levels slid slightly in both the U.S. and Canada. Host broadcaster CBS claims Super Bowl LV had a Total Audience Delivery of 96.4 million viewers across all their platforms, including the main broadcast
What if comedy teams were chosen by accountants? It might go something like this: “Okay Laurel, you go with Costello. Rowan? Team up with Hardy. Lewis? Stand next to Shuster…” News this week that Dan O’Toole was being axed at TSN caught many sports viewers and industry observers by surprise. If jettisoning one half of
The World Junior Hockey Championships did not end up the way many Canadians had hoped, but they still found a big TV audience. The final two games of the tournament drew an average minute audience of over three million Canadians on TSN and other Bell channels. The United States defeated Canada in the WJC final.