TravelPat1

Still haven't seen  any CFL first week ratings or World Cup ratings for Canada. 

In the USA the Mexico win over Germany drew a combined 11.1 million on Telemundo and FS1.  (7.12 million on Telemundo alone). 

Later that day Switzerland - Brazil drew a combine 8.4 million on Telemundo and  FS1.

KevinRiley2

Just did a QUICK review of the Jays TV ratings.  Boy, are they DOWN!!!

Just a quick summary :

In 2016, by this date, the Jays had 28 nights of baseball in the Top 30.

In 2017, by this date, the Jays had 15 nights of baseball in the Top 30.

In 2018, the Jays have had 2 nights of baseball in the Top 30.

The bloom sure has come off that rose.  

Who predicted that?  You know who.  ;)  
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* When in doubt, always ask (WWKD) What Would Kevin Do?
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Argofan_1000

TSN reported ratings for the first week with a 12% increase in viewership.

http://3downnation.com/2018/06/21/early-start-season-gives-cfl-tv-ratings-bump/

Early start to the season gives CFL a TV ratings bump
Posted on June 21, 2018 by Drew Edwards // 13 Comments
An earlier start to the season may have provided the CFL with a quick boost in their television ratings.
Rights holder TSN posted a 12 per cent increase in their Week 1 viewership numbers over 2017, despite the fact the season has been moved up by a week. The 2018 campaign kicked off on June 14 while last year’s regular season began on June 22.
The most-watched game of the week was Friday’s contest between the Saskatchewan Roughriders and the Toronto Argonauts at Mosaic Stadium in Regina with an average audience of 660,500 English-language viewers. That was followed closely by the Calgary Stampeders’ game with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats, which drew 651,700 on Saturday.
Says English network so no RDS, streaming or ESPN. 





KevinRiley2

TSN reported ratings for the first week with a 12% increase in viewership.

http://3downnation.com/2018/06/21/early-start-season-gives-cfl-tv-ratings-bump/

Early start to the season gives CFL a TV ratings bump
Posted on June 21, 2018 by Drew Edwards // 13 Comments
An earlier start to the season may have provided the CFL with a quick boost in their television ratings.
Rights holder TSN posted a 12 per cent increase in their Week 1 viewership numbers over 2017, despite the fact the season has been moved up by a week. The 2018 campaign kicked off on June 14 while last year’s regular season began on June 22.
The most-watched game of the week was Friday’s contest between the Saskatchewan Roughriders and the Toronto Argonauts at Mosaic Stadium in Regina with an average audience of 660,500 English-language viewers. That was followed closely by the Calgary Stampeders’ game with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats, which drew 651,700 on Saturday.
Says English network so no RDS, streaming or ESPN.




Nice!

rshmglsky

An earlier start to the season may have provided the CFL with a quick boost in their television ratings.
Maybe Trump will put a tariff on hockey, then Trudeau can retaliate with a tariff on the NFL.

Lyle B. Style

An earlier start to the season may have provided the CFL with a quick boost in their television ratings.
Maybe Trump will put a tariff on hockey, then Trudeau can retaliate with a tariff on the NFL.
or on guns!??
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burnsy99

Haven't seen any CFL TV ratings printed anywhere this year unlike in previous years when you had guys like Chris Zelkovich with a blog that gave the weekly sports TV ratings in Canada

But I what I did read today can only be good news for the CFL. The overhyped by Rogers Blue Jays who have been the only competition for the CFL on TV after hockey season have seen their TV numbers dip to 300k and below. Their attendance is down 30% already from last year and its bound to go lower.

This is the best chance the CFL has had in the past 5 years to take over the TV market and bury the Blue jays once and for all. Lets hope the CFL and TSN realize this and pump the hell out of the product so that we get more eyes on the game now and in the future.


Balticfox

Radically Canadian!

TravelPat1

TSN/CTV still have not released any World Cup ratings but on the June 25th - July 1st Numeris Top 30 - there are a few sports sightings. 

http://assets.numeris.ca/Downloads/June%2025,%202018%20-%20July%201,%202018%20(National).pdf

The four World Cup games played on Saturday and Sunday June 30/July 1 show as averaging 1,116,000.

Eight World Cup games played Monday through Thursday June 25-28 show as averaging 660,000.

The six Blue Jays games that week managed to crack the Top 30 averaging 641,000 overall for the six games played that week. 

In the USA FOX did quite well with the quarterfinals over the weekend with the Croatia - Russia afternoon thriller hitting 6.32 million viewers up 20% from 2014 quarterfinals.  The England - Sweden game that morning averaged 4.76 million.

tabbyfan

I watch both, the Jays are a bit hard to watch this year, no pitching at all.  The CFL seems pretty competitive this year, and so far the east seems to be able to hold its' own against the west.

TravelPat1

The overhyped by Rogers Blue Jays who have been the only competition for the CFL on TV after hockey season have seen their TV numbers dip to 300k and below.
I agree that with Jays ratings down to more normal levels from the million+ of the 2015 and 2016 seasons - with the team being lousy again this season like last year - that there is an opportunity for the CFL to gain some viewers.  But I'm not sure where you got that '300k and below' information for the Jays from.

As I just posted above the last Numeris Top 30 report that came out just yesterday shows that the six Blue Jays telecasts the week of June 25 - July 1 managed to crack the Top 30 in Numeris ratings - averaging 641,000 overall for those six games.

KevinRiley2

As I just posted above the last Numeris Top 30 report that came out just yesterday shows that the six Blue Jays telecasts the week of June 25 - July 1 managed to crack the Top 30 in Numeris ratings - averaging 641,000 overall for those six games.
HUGE drop from last year.  The bandwagon is being abandoned.

The Usual Suspects said it wouldn't happen.  You know who said it would?  This guy!!!

TravelPat1

Week 4 CFL ratings
Thursday
Hamilton at Saskatchewan: 741,400
Friday
Ottawa at Montreal: 393,900
Saturday (early)
Edmonton at Toronto: 477,900
Saturday (late)
B.C. at Winnipeg: 466,800

Still no new TSN/CTV World Cup numbers but these from FOX for the thrilling Croatia - England semi-final.  


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Fox says its England-Croatia broadcast drew 6,265,000 viewers:

5,504,000 on TV (with a peak of 7,495,000)

830,000 via streaming
Pretty big streaming number - likely a lot of people at work responsible for that big number. 

TravelPat1

Still waiting for CTV/TSN World Cup ratings but do have some for RDS and in France

RDS averaged 698,000 viewers for Sunday's final peaking at 1,001,000 late in the game according to a tweet from RDS this evening. 

In France

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Besides the French national team, the other champion of the 2018 World Cuptournament is TF1France’s leading commercial network, which scored record ratings and an 82.2% market share for Sunday’s final game.
The deciding match, which saw France beat Croatia by 4-2 and take home the champion’s trophy for the first time since 1998, drew 19.3 million viewers, according to Mediametrie. That figure rose to 22.3 million people by the end of the game. It marks the seventh-most-watched TV program ever in France and the most-watched soccer match since 2002.

TravelPat1

Finally some ratings for the World Cup from Bell Media.

https://www.bellmedia.ca/pr/press/25-8-million-canadians-make-the-fifa-world-cup-on-ctv-tsn-and-rds-a-resounding-success/


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TORONTO (July 17, 2018   – A total of 25.8 million viewers watched the FIFA WORLD CUP™ on CTV, TSN, and RDS, it was announced today, accounting for 72% of the Canadian population.

Preliminary overnight data from Numeris confirms that an average audience of 3.9 million viewers watched the FIFA WORLD CUP™ Final on Sunday. Audiences peaked at 5.4 million viewers at 12:53 p.m. ET as France secured their second-ever FIFA WORLD CUP™ victory. France’s win over Croatia was the most-watched match of the tournament, with a total reach of 9.3 million unique Canadian viewers, or 26% of Canadians, tuning in for the Final. TSN and CTV were the first and second-most-watched networks of the day, respectively.

Additionally, the England vs. Croatia semi-final match was the second-most-watched match of the tournament, attracting an average audience of 2.5 million viewers on CTV, TSN, and RDS.

TSN digital platforms recorded strong numbers throughout the tournament for both live and on-demand video content, with the FIFA WORLD CUP™ becoming the most-streamed event in the network’s history. Throughout the tournament, TSN digital platforms recorded 7.3 million video starts, with TSN Direct users accounting for 38% of all live stream starts (nearly 1.2 million total). Meanwhile, the England vs. Croatia semi-final was the most-streamed match, with more than 155,000 video starts.
In the USA

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Sunday’s France-Croatia FIFA World Cup Final generated a combined audience of 17.83 million viewers across FOX and Telemundo, down a third from Germany-Argentina in 2014 (26.72M) and down 28% from Spain-Netherlands in 2010 (24.73M), both of which aired on ABC and Univision.

 


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