Aerial

I guess it proves the point to a certain extent, it's not simply about just the league or the sport per se, it's about the markets involved.

My guess is a world tiddlywinks championship played up by the sports news people between two New York teams would probably outperform, ratings wise, the World Series or Super Bowl between two small market teams.  ;)

"Canadian football does in fact have 4 downs, its just that as Canadians we are very polite and punt on the third down" -John Candy, SCTV

TravelPat1

With the NFL it isn't so much the size population wise of the market.  Green Bay and Pittsburgh get
 some of the best national ratings. 

Aerial

True enough.

Igneus

Does anyone know what the Raptors ratings have been like locally and nationally? 

TravelPat1

Apparently FOX is going all in to get Thursday Night NFL rights.  Their bid is higher than CBS and NBC. ESPN decided not to bid at the last minute.

http://www.sportsmediawatch.com/2018/01/thursday-night-football-fox-cbs-nbc-bids/


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Sports Business Daily reported Monday that Fox Sports and incumbents CBS and NBC were the only TV networks to submit bids for the next Thursday Night Football contract. Of those three, only Fox offered to pay more than the current $450 million/year rights fee.

CBS and NBC would pay less money under their respective bids. It is rare for a major professional sport to take less money in a new rights deal.

According to the report, Fox is intent on signaling its continued viability in the sports rights market. Parent company 21st Century Fox recently reached a deal to sell most of its assets to Disney, which if approved, would leave a drastically reduced company made up of FOX, FS1 and a couple of cable news channels.

TravelPat1

Good numbers for Hockey Day In Canada

http://media.sportsnet.ca/2018/01/scotiabank-hockey-day-in-canada-captivates-national-audience-on-saturday-reaching-9-1-million-viewers/


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TORONTO (January 22, 2018  Canadians just can’t get enough hockey as illustrated by the 18th annual Scotiabank Hockey Day in Canada. Broadcast live from Corner Brook, NL on Saturday, the broadcast was watched by 1 in 4 Canadians – reaching a total of 9.1 million viewers. Starting with a two-hour pre-game show focused on celebrating the heroes of the game, the 12.5-hour broadcast featured four games which included all seven Canadian teams across three channels (Sportsnet, City, CBC).


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Additional key audience highlights of the 2018 Scotiabank Hockey Day in Canada include:
- Average minute audience of 1.23 million Canadians marking a 7% increase over the 2017 edition and up 21% from 2016’s marathon telecast.

- The first Hockey Night in Canada game between the Toronto Maple Leafs @ Ottawa Senators was the most-watched game of the day with an average minute audience of 1.54 million viewers. It was also the most-watched program in all of Canada on Saturday.

- Sportsnet was the most-watched specialty network in Canada on Saturday with an audience share of 5.3 for the day.

TravelPat1

Numeris ratings for the week of January 8-14

http://assets.numeris.ca/Downloads/January%208,%202018%20-%20January%2014,%202018%20(National).pdf

Why sometimes they group multiple games from different days/times as one rating is a mystery to me but here are the numbers. 

# 12 - three of the NFL Divisional games on CTV one from Saturday (Falcons-Eagles) and the two Sunday games (Jags - Steelers and Saints - Vikings) overall averaged 1,457,000
# 26 - the Titans - Patriots Saturday night game - 1,083,000
# 27 - Sens @ Leafs - Wednesday night game on Sportsnet - 1,035,000

Interesting that with no Leafs on HNIC on CBC that Saturday that the NFL won the night.  

TravelPat1

The two NFL Conference finals averaged 1,743,000 on CTV.  

Just for comparison purposes in case anybody was wondering - TSN and RDS combined averaged 1.4 million for the two CFL division finals this past November.  I could not find the RDS ratings fhe NFL games.

That NFL number on CTV was in the # 4 spot for the week.

The only other game to crack the Top 30 for the week of January 15 - 21

# 11 - Leafs @ Sens on CBC - 1,331,000

http://assets.numeris.ca/Downloads/January%2015,%202018%20-%20January%2021,%202018%20(National).pdf

TravelPat1

The overnight preliminary ratings for yesterday's Super Bowl was down slightly from last year in the USA - but was still the ninth highest overnight rating for the game. Last night's game overnight national rating was a 47.4 compared to a 48.8 last year.

That means 47.4% of all households with a TV in the USA were watching the game.  The peak viewership was higher than last year with the game peaking at a 52.2 nationally late in the game. Last year peaked at 52.1.

Oddly the highest local ratings were not in Philly or Boston - but in  Buffalo at a 56.4 rating. Philly came in at 56.2 (highest ever in that market - beating their last Super Bowl appearance) and Boston was at 55.9 - up from 54.3 for their win last year. 

In Minneapolis had a 54.9 rating. 

In terms of share - which is percentage of households with TV's in use at the time of the game Minneapolis led with an 82 share. Both Boston and Philly were an 81 share. 

http://www.sportsmediawatch.com/2018/02/super-bowl-ratings-local-philadelphia-boston/

http://www.sportsmediawatch.com/2018/02/super-bowl-ratings-eagles-patriots-overnights/

TravelPat1

Bell is none too pleased with the impact CRTC's order of dropping the Super Bowl Simsub has had on their English language ratings. They figure it has cost them about 3 million viewers and $11 million dollars. Even blaming the decision for some layoffs at Bell stations.

They are trying to appeal the decision to the Supreme Court.

In 2016 (the last year with Simsub)  Bell drew 7.32 viewers to their CTV Super Bowl broadcast. This year they drew 4.45 million viewers - down about 40% from 2 years ago.

In French on RDS  the ratings have held steady near 1 million on RDS. This year coming in at 986,000.

So the total in French and English comes to 5,431,000 combined.   (The Grey Cup in November was 4.3 million combined). The 2016 Super Bowl was 8.3 million combined.

http://business.financialpost.com/telecom/u-s-ads-again-lured-millions-of-canadian-viewers-away-from-local-super-bowl-broadcasts-bell-says

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Bell and the NFL have been fighting the decision in court ever since, arguing the CRTC didn’t have the jurisdiction to ban “simsub” for a single broadcast. The federal court rejected their arguments, so in January they applied for leave to appeal to the Supreme Court of Canada.

Bell continues to blame the CRTC decision for the loss of nearly 3 million viewers during the most-watched live TV event of the year.

“The decision has had a significant negative impact on national and local Canadian advertising for the game, and reduced investment by advertisers adversely affects the broader Canadian broadcasting and creative community,” Bell Media spokesman Scott Henderson said in an email.

In 2017, Bell said the ad policy cost it $11 million. It also blamed it, in part, for dozens of layoffs at local TV and radio stations around the country.

Despite efforts to entice Canadians to watch Bell stations with perks including $300,000 in contest prizes, the viewership volume did not rebound this year.

“It can be difficult to compete when U.S. brands are allowed to advertise to Canadians for free,” Henderson said. “We continue to pursue every opportunity to manage these impacts and resolve an unfair decision.”
That said, the Canadian broadcasts appeared to beat their American counterparts in some cities, according to ratings supplied by Bell.

In Toronto, Henderson said Bell’s stations delivered a 17.3 rating for audience ages 25 to 54 compared to a 7.8 rating for Buffalo’s NBC station. In Montreal, CTV and TSN2 had a 17.8 rating compared to 11.7 for NBC.
The Supreme Court is expediting Bell’s application for leave to appeal.

TravelPat1

Great start for the Olympics ratings wise on CBC.

https://ca.sports.yahoo.com/news/early-olympics-ratings-canada-over-171338888.html

Some highlights


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The Canadian prime-time audience for the first three nights of the Pyeongchang Winter Games averaged 2.8 million viewers, slightly ahead of the 2.7 million watching over the same period during the Olympics in Russia.

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According to data generated by the ratings services Numeris and InfoSys+TV, 23.4 million Canadians watched at least part of the Olympics broadcasts this past weekend across all English and French television network partners and digital streaming platforms.

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last Saturday night, when Saskatchewan native Mark McMorris and Quebecer Max Parrot were medal winners in the men's slopestyle snowboarding final. They had the peak, most-watched moment on Day 1 of the competition, drawing 3.4 million viewers at 9:28 p.m. ET.

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Team figure skating dominated on Day 2, with peak viewership of 3.6 million at 9:57 p.m. ET. A total of 9.5 million viewers in Canada caught some of the event. The semifinal mixed curling win by Canada over Norway peaked at 3.3 million viewers about an hour earlier the same night.

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The public broadcaster is able to boast that nearly one-third of all Canadians watched at least some of CBC/Radio Canada's coverage of the opening ceremony last Friday.

KevinRiley2

Great start for the Olympics ratings wise on CBC.

https://ca.sports.yahoo.com/news/early-olympics-ratings-canada-over-171338888.html

Some highlights


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The Canadian prime-time audience for the first three nights of the Pyeongchang Winter Games averaged 2.8 million viewers, slightly ahead of the 2.7 million watching over the same period during the Olympics in Russia.

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According to data generated by the ratings services Numeris and InfoSys+TV, 23.4 million Canadians watched at least part of the Olympics broadcasts this past weekend across all English and French television network partners and digital streaming platforms.

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last Saturday night, when Saskatchewan native Mark McMorris and Quebecer Max Parrot were medal winners in the men's slopestyle snowboarding final. They had the peak, most-watched moment on Day 1 of the competition, drawing 3.4 million viewers at 9:28 p.m. ET.

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Team figure skating dominated on Day 2, with peak viewership of 3.6 million at 9:57 p.m. ET. A total of 9.5 million viewers in Canada caught some of the event. The semifinal mixed curling win by Canada over Norway peaked at 3.3 million viewers about an hour earlier the same night.

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The public broadcaster is able to boast that nearly one-third of all Canadians watched at least some of CBC/Radio Canada's coverage of the opening ceremony last Friday.
I've watched a ton.  Maybe too much.
* Kevin Riley = The moral conscience AND movie reviewer for cfl.ca.  :)
* When in doubt, always ask (WWKD) What Would Kevin Do?
* Forgive me for always taking the High Road.  It's the ONLY Road I know.

Aerial

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Great start for the Olympics ratings wise on CBC.
Great news Pat.  So does that mean the CBC might make some money so my taxes to support CBC for their overpayed employees and some of their crap programming  might actually go down a bit?   ;)

By the way, I love Schitt's Creek and the Mom's and Kim's Convenience shows.  8)

TravelPat1

The Numeris weekly Top 30 for January 29 - February 4th has five sports related programs - three of those Super Bowl related - managing to beat the usual weekly winner Big Bang Theory that came in at 3.4 million. The other two sports broadcasts to crack the Top 30 that week were Leafs games. 

1 - The Super Bowl game itself - 4,470,00 not counting those who watched on NBC
2 - The Super Bowl post game show - 4,232,000
3 - The Super Bowl pre-game show - 4,136,000
21 - HNIC - Leafs at Bruins - 1,085,000
23 - Sportsnet Wednesday night hockey - Islanders at Leafs - 1,028,000

http://assets.numeris.ca/Downloads/January%2029,%202018%20-%20February%204,%202018%20(National).pdf

TravelPat1

The Olympics continue to do very well for CBC.

29 million Canadians have watched at least some coverage with the peak audience of 4.3 million for Scott and Tessa's gold. 

http://www.cbc.ca/mediacentre/press-release/canadians-are-up-with-cbc-radio-canada-as-coverage-of-pyeongchang-2018-reac



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After 10 days of intense competition, 29 million Canadians* (82 per cent of the population) have watched some part of CBC/Radio-Canada’s coverage of the Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018 across all English and French television network partners and digital streaming simulcasts on cbc.ca/olympics, ici.radio-canada.ca/jeuxolympiques and CBC/Radio-Canada Olympics apps. CBC’s English-language primetime coverage across all broadcast networks has garnered a 2+ average minute audience of more than 3 million viewers to date, with CBC alone delivering a 24 per cent primetime audience share since the start of the Olympic Winter Games**.

The most-watched day of the Olympic Winter Games to date was Day 2 (Sun. Feb. 11), with 18.8 million Canadians tuning in across all live television and digital platforms, and Day 10 (Mon. Feb. 19) not far behind with 18.7 million viewers across all platforms. 

The most-watched moments from CBC’s broadcast coverage of the past 10 days of competition at PyeongChang 2018 are as follows (based on overnight data):

• Day 0 (Fri. Feb. 9): 2 million viewers – The Olympic Winter Games cauldron is lit at 8:09 a.m. ET.

• Day 1 (Sat. Feb. 10): 3.4 million viewers – Canadians Max Parrot and Mark McMorris win silver and bronze medals, respectively, in Men’s Slopestyle Snowboard at 9:28 p.m. ET.

• Day 2 (Sun. Feb. 11): 3.6 million viewers – Canada’s first gold medal win, in Team Figure Skating, at 9:57 p.m. ET.

• Day 3 (Mon. Feb. 12): 2.3 million viewers – Men’s Alpine Skiing at 10:02 p.m. ET.

• Day 4 (Tues. Feb. 13): 3.2 million viewers – Shaun White’s record gold medal win in Snowboard Halfpipe at 10:03 p.m. ET.

• Day 5 (Wed. Feb. 14): 2.8 million viewers – The ends of both Canada vs. Korea Women’s Curling match at 9:34 p.m. ET, and Canada vs. US Women’s Ice Hockey match at 12:26 a.m. ET.

• Day 6 (Thurs. Feb. 15): 2 million viewers – During Women’s Snowboard Cross at 10:29 p.m. ET.

• Day 7 (Fri. Feb. 16): 2.7 million viewers – Final minutes of the shootout in the Canada vs. Czech Republic Men’s Ice Hockey match at 12:44 a.m. ET.

• Day 8 (Sat. Feb. 17): 2.7 million viewers – Final minutes of the Men’s Curling match, Canada vs. Switzerland, at 9:53 p.m.

• Day 9 (Sun. Feb. 18): 3.9 million viewers – During Canadians Kaitlyn Weaver and Andrew Poje’s performance as part of the Ice Dance Short Program, at 10:32 p.m. ET. Performances in the same event by fellow Canadians Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir, and French dancers Gabriella Papadakis and Guillaume Cizeron, also each included peak moments of 3.8 million viewers.

• Day 10 (Mon. Feb. 19):  4.3 million viewers – The highest peak moment to date was at 11:36 p.m. ET, as Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir stood on the top of the podium following their dazzling gold medal-winning performance in the Ice Dance Free Program.

 


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