Preisst

I think once fall descends the CFL has got to go with a Friday night game.  Double header on Saturday and a game on Sunday.

I haven't yet thought out what it will be like next year with the extra bye/weeks in the season.
Agreed, in fact this type of a schedule should be permanent every week save and except on the long weekends, such as Canada day and Labour day.
Although at one time I was of the opinion how the Sunday game in the summer should be prime time then switching to afternoon in the fall, I have now changed and believe all Sunday games have to be at night.
On top of which we desperately need a 10th team to balance the schedule and bring us
the much needed 5th game of the week.
As long as none of them are scheduled in Saskatchewan.  The team has far to many fans who travel hundreds of miles every game and Sunday nights would be a big hurdle for the bread basket of the league....
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BCRiderFan

I think once fall descends the CFL has got to go with a Friday night game.  Double header on Saturday and a game on Sunday.

I haven't yet thought out what it will be like next year with the extra bye/weeks in the season.
Agreed, in fact this type of a schedule should be permanent every week save and except on the long weekends, such as Canada day and Labour day.
Although at one time I was of the opinion how the Sunday game in the summer should be prime time then switching to afternoon in the fall, I have now changed and believe all Sunday games have to be at night.
On top of which we desperately need a 10th team to balance the schedule and bring us the much needed 5th game of the week.
Disagree - Sunday afternoon is football time, as mentioned above Sunday evenings make no sense on the prairies
Grey Cup wins last decade, okay 11 years

Sask - 2
BC - 2
Cal - 2
Mtl - 2
Tor - 1
Edm -1
Ott - 1
Ham - 0
Wpg - 0

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_G ... _champions

siders_ruck_still

People who won't watch CFL on Sunday because they watch NFL are not going to watch CFL on Saturday. Very few.

Pander to your core fan base first, and Saturday is not a football day. If anything, play one game Saturday afternoon but DO NOT go up against HNIC. Sunday afternoons for cold weather places. Sunday nights for the big cities.

Argofan_1000

Week 17 English language CFL ratings
Friday Oct 13
 
Calgary at Hamilton: 581,800 - RDS not reported
Ottawa at Saskatchewan: 591,800 - RDS not reported

Saturday Oct 14
B.C. at Winnipeg: 444,600 - RDS not reported
Toronto at Edmonton: 469,400 - RDS not reported

Info from 3down

*let's keep this to CFL ratings in the CFL Talk forum"

TravelPat1

That Calgary @ Hamilton game on October 15th drew 99,000 on ESPN2. 

Mr. Pike

975,000  for eastern semi and 1.1 million for western semi . (averages)

https://www.cfl.ca/2017/11/13/division-semi-finals-net-watched-three-years/

Argofan_1000

975,000  for eastern semi and 1.1 million for western semi . (averages)

https://www.cfl.ca/2017/11/13/division-semi-finals-net-watched-three-years/
says most watched in 3 years + 4.3 million tuned into some part of the games.

Impressive

- went head to head with the Leaf game, NFL and don't remember what else.

TSN/CFL = good partnership.  

Mr. Pike

Yes very good numbers for the semi's  for sure , hopefully the finals will do even better .

KevinRiley2

Yes very good numbers for the semi's  for sure , hopefully the finals will do even better .
Amen to that.
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Lyle B. Style

Great numbers - and the Cup will take care of itself regardless of who's in it. Worst cup numbers would be for BC & Montreal - and both those teams are ineligible!
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Mightygoose

If Edmonton gets in there will likely ba drag at least in the first half as the Oilers are in Boston for a 5 pm EST start.

Last year, coincidentally Flames and Sens played on the road at the same time as last year's game which brought the number down. NHL in Canada is generally dark during the Grey Cup but teams don't have a say if they're on the road in a US city.

Argofan_1000

Grey Cup ratings just flashed on my screen while I was reading 3downnation.

RDS numbers are not reported.

"The Grey Cup game between the Toronto Argonauts and the Calgary Stampeders, which was played in snowy weather conditions, had an average audience of 4.1 million – up almost 14 per cent over the 2016 contest between Calgary and Ottawa "

The Last Word

Those are very good numbers.  Having Toronto in the game instead of Ottawa certainly helps.

Mr.

Some additional tv stats:

https://www.cfl.ca/2017/11/27/105th-grey-cup-presented-shaw-earns-10-increase-viewership-tsn-rds/

TORONTO  – Annually one of the biggest events in Canadian television, last night’s snow-covered 105th Grey Cup presented by Shaw captivated viewers nationwide, becoming the most-watched since 2013 and growing 10% over 2016, according to overnight data from Numeris. An average audience of 4.3 million Canadians tuned in to TSN (4.1 million) and RDS (220,000) to watch the Toronto Argonauts dramatic come-from-behind victory over the Calgary Stampeders in the instant-classic championship game.
Overall, nearly 10 million unique viewers, or almost 30% of Canadians, watched some or all of the Argo’s dramatic 27-24 victory over the Stampeders. The game achieved a 34% share, meaning more one in three Canadians watching television across Canada on Sunday were tuned into the game.
The audience for the 105th Grey Cup presented by Shaw peaked at nearly 6 million viewers late in the fourth quarter as Stampeders’ quarterback Bo Levi Mitchell’s Hail Mary pass was intercepted by Argo’s defensive back Matt Black, sealing the Argo’s Grey Cup victory.
Fans of the winning team rallied around televisions, with audiences in the Toronto/Hamilton market up +58% on TSN compared to last year’s championship game.
The 105th Grey Cup presented by Shaw finished as the most-watched program of the day, with TSN becoming the most-watched channel in Canada on Sunday.
Additional ratings highlights:

• Livestreaming audiences for the championship game on TSN Digital platforms marked an increase of 22% compared to last year’s Grey Cup
• The magical halftime performance by CTV’s THE LAUNCH mentor Shania Twain during the Shaw Halftime Show attracted an average audience of 4.3 million viewers
• A total of 10.6 million Canadians watched some part of TSN and RDS throughout Sunday
• Nearly 2 million viewers tuned in to TSN’s Countdown to Kickoff pre-game show, and an average audience of 1.9 million viewers stayed to watch TSN’s extensive post-game coverage
The 105th Grey Cup presented by Shaw caps off a successful CFL ON TSN post-season that saw the CFL’s Western and Eastern Semi-Finals become the most-watched divisional semi-final series in three years. As well, the Eastern and Western Finals delivered an average audience of 1.4 million Canadians, growing +19% year-over-year.

gc.108

If Edmonton gets in there will likely ba drag at least in the first half as the Oilers are in Boston for a 5 pm EST start.

Last year, coincidentally Flames and Sens played on the road at the same time as last year's game which brought the number down. NHL in Canada is generally dark during the Grey Cup but teams don't have a say if they're on the road in a US city.
It's pretty insulting that the NHL does not take into consideration the Grey Cup and schedules games for Canadian clubs on that day (home or away). When it's Superbowl time, there are 0 NHL games scheduled. The least they could do is not schedule games involving Canadian teams during Grey Cup weekend.
 


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