ArgoT

How about the RDS numbers which changes  up to a factor of 200k+ for each game?

Argofan_1000

TV Ratings are in


CALGARY AT TORONTO    460k

WINNIPEG AT OTTAWA  (parts of western canada not able to watch)   570k (i suspect would have been over 650 easy)

HAMILTON AT EDMONTON  570k

SASKATCHEWAN AT B.C   590k
Paulo Senra‏ @paulosenra 5h5 hours ago


Avg of 667K ppl watched @Ticats/@EdmontonEsks on in Wk 7, the 3rd most-viewed game of 2017. WPG@OTT: 560K SSK@BC: 537K CGY@TOR: 445K

Paolo X

Well the ratings for the rest of these weekends in August, given some of the match-ups that look less compelling much like last night's stinker in Montreal unless perhaps you are a fan of the Al's, will be most telling. 

With Ricky Ray out, it's no wonder TSN switched up the programming as noted in another thread plus it does not help that those teams have a rematch next weekend.

I've been trying to catch every game, usually via the feed from BT Sport/ESPN UK, but in looking at the schedule through Labour Day I do not see near as many compelling match-ups.

And please note I am one of those NFL fans who does not give a rip about the preseason. (the thumbs down emoji needs to come back along with others)

We've had some of the best play in years this season early on no doubt. The only major challenge was the flawed video review system, and the new commissioner took prudent and swift action for correction via the Board of Governors.
Best Regards, Paolo

Argofan_1000

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CFL Communications‏Verified account @CFL_PR 37m37 minutes ago



2.2M Canadians watched @sskroughriders vs @BCLions. With an avg audience of 750,000 it's the 2nd most-watched @CFLonTSN game this year. #CFL

ActionNews

Amazing Sunday night for the CFL

Just got word it was the most watched CFL game on ESPN the last few years. The buzz surrounding the game was huge and content obtained by Imedia inc reported the CFL was shown almost everywhere in the USA including sports books, airport terminals, hotels, restaurants, street centres viewing areas, promenades, and thousands of homes, that gave ESPN an extremely successful night broadcasting the CFL.

CFL will surely be doing more Sunday night games in July/August.

also heard the advertising bar was so high for yesterdays game that it would rival HNIC for most games.

PTBO Dave

Those were big numbers for a blowout. I guess it's been a while since Rider nation has been able to witness that and they all stayed tuned in.  ;D

Aerial

That final comment is nasty PTBO but then who am I to talk about blowouts as someone cheering on the black and gold this year.  ;)
I'm not allowed to comment on lousy officiating - Former Saints General Manager Jim Fink

PTBO Dave

I didn't mean it as nasty. The past few seasons, the Riders have not been such a great team. I think it's fair to say that they have the largest and most passionate fanbase in the league, so that game gave them something to rally around after not having much like that for a few seasons. Their time will come, and they might just pull up the CFL's TV numbers with them as they improve.

slimjim2

Amazing Sunday night for the CFL

Just got word it was the most watched CFL game on ESPN the last few years. The buzz surrounding the game was huge and content obtained by Imedia inc reported the CFL was shown almost everywhere in the USA including sports books, airport terminals, hotels, restaurants, street centres viewing areas, promenades, and thousands of homes, that gave ESPN an extremely successful night broadcasting the CFL.

CFL will surely be doing more Sunday night games in July/August.

also heard the advertising bar was so high for yesterdays game that it would rival HNIC for most games.
You just got word?   from whom?
Do you have a link?  I tried that lmedia inc that you posted above but nothing.
How can they rate a CFL game shown in a bar or restaurant?   how would they know that the CFL game was "almost everywhere in the USA"  ??   do they switch the game on and then count heads and ask people if they are watching?
We were at the Amsterdam Bar on the Toronto waterfront the other night and there are dozens of TV screens showing different sports.   How would they know how many people were staring at the CFL game and not an MLB or MLS game?
You could have a game on in a bar and no one watching it.   Bars usually have more than one TV and more than one sport going on.

I see that as per usual the Riders games was the top rated every week.
Not sure about the Sunday night games though for ratings,  yes the highest rated so far this season but the last time there was a Sunday night game was the opener between Argos/Ticats and that was one of the lowest rated.
The Sunday night game was probably rated high because the Riders were playing and not because it was Sunday

ArgoT

I think the league should schedule more prime time games on Sunday night.

batkinson001

I think the league should schedule more prime time games on Sunday night.
Sunday games sure until the nfl starts as you don't want to compete with that for viewers.
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Member of the Double Blue Order, Section 116 in the Fan Zone at BMO Field.

Argofan_1000

I think the league should schedule more prime time games on Sunday night.
Sunday games sure until the nfl starts as you don't want to compete with that for viewers.

This is what Chris Zelkovich said last year about the CFL going head to head with the NFL on Sundays. It a quote from his weekly blog.

"Last weekend’s CFL division finals each topped the million mark but were seven per cent lower than last year’s finals. But the West final this year was basically over in the second quarter, which no doubt sent a lot of viewers scrambling for something more interesting to watch. In light of the previous week’s 14 per cent increase, though, the CFL and TSN will take that into Sunday’s Grey Cup game.

Besides, it can console itself with the realization that Sunday’s games drew almost double the audience that watched comparable NFL offerings. So much for the alleged wisdom that the CFL should never go head-to-head against its American counterpart.

Despite taking a thumping from the CFL and despite a double-digit drop in ratings south of the border, the NFL is doing fine in Canada. Bell Media reports that overall NFL ratings are up six per cent this season (similar to the CFL’s regular-season jump), with a 26 per cent increase among those aged 18 to 34."

ActionNews

Amazing Sunday night for the CFL

Just got word it was the most watched CFL game on ESPN the last few years. The buzz surrounding the game was huge and content obtained by Imedia inc reported the CFL was shown almost everywhere in the USA including sports books, airport terminals, hotels, restaurants, street centres viewing areas, promenades, and thousands of homes, that gave ESPN an extremely successful night broadcasting the CFL.

CFL will surely be doing more Sunday night games in July/August.

also heard the advertising bar was so high for yesterdays game that it would rival HNIC for most games.
You just got word?   from whom?
Do you have a link?  I tried that lmedia inc that you posted above but nothing.
How can they rate a CFL game shown in a bar or restaurant?   how would they know that the CFL game was "almost everywhere in the USA"  ??   do they switch the game on and then count heads and ask people if they are watching?
We were at the Amsterdam Bar on the Toronto waterfront the other night and there are dozens of TV screens showing different sports.   How would they know how many people were staring at the CFL game and not an MLB or MLS game?
You could have a game on in a bar and no one watching it.   Bars usually have more than one TV and more than one sport going on.

I see that as per usual the Riders games was the top rated every week.
Not sure about the Sunday night games though for ratings,  yes the highest rated so far this season but the last time there was a Sunday night game was the opener between Argos/Ticats and that was one of the lowest rated.
The Sunday night game was probably rated high because the Riders were playing and not because it was Sunday
Hey Pat.
Yes they know exactly via multi-media researching. They pay big bucks for this. They can tell who is watching and where people are watching. It's a big part is who is making the decision to turn the game on as the demand is there.

No difference than spot marketing, they get finer details.

How would they know how many people were staring at the screens? This is the problem with numeris for regular ratings, do you not think?

The USA model is more exact as a game wouldn't be shown regularly and nobody is watching. You do not turn to a game in your house and just walk out of the room. They do not estimate based on a formula calculated from previous statistics.

Major branding companies hire companies that we work with all the time, and they know so many details about their consumer. In this case, they track peoples habits at bars/restaurants/lounges/sportsbooks/airports as they already have inroads to acquire this information.

The CFL is constantly on demand for ESPN and have been popular down south as it has been the past 20-40 yrs

ActionNews


Great story done by NFL regarding other NFL teams at their training camp watching CFL games especially teams with CFL connections. 2 NFL teams had team activities the same time watching a CFL game few weeks ago.

slimjim2

I think the league should schedule more prime time games on Sunday night.
Sunday games sure until the nfl starts as you don't want to compete with that for viewers.

This is what Chris Zelkovich said last year about the CFL going head to head with the NFL on Sundays. It a quote from his weekly blog.

"Last weekend’s CFL division finals each topped the million mark but were seven per cent lower than last year’s finals. But the West final this year was basically over in the second quarter, which no doubt sent a lot of viewers scrambling for something more interesting to watch. In light of the previous week’s 14 per cent increase, though, the CFL and TSN will take that into Sunday’s Grey Cup game.

Besides, it can console itself with the realization that Sunday’s games drew almost double the audience that watched comparable NFL offerings. So much for the alleged wisdom that the CFL should never go head-to-head against its American counterpart.

Despite taking a thumping from the CFL and despite a double-digit drop in ratings south of the border, the NFL is doing fine in Canada. Bell Media reports that overall NFL ratings are up six per cent this season (similar to the CFL’s regular-season jump), with a 26 per cent increase among those aged 18 to 34."
The Riders game had strong ratings on Sunday but probably would have scored just as high on a Saturday.
The last Sunday game before that was the Ticats and the Argos and that didn't have strong ratings.
There are only 3 Sunday regular season games this year that will go head to head with the NFL and 2  are Riders games which won't have much affect going head to head.
The problem with Sunday games is scheduling,  the CFL and TSN want the Thursday and Friday night football games and it's difficult to schedule Sundays/Thursdays/Friday and ensure that teams have enough rest between games.   If you only play on Sundays or Saturdays you don't have a problem.
 


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