2024 CFL (and Other Sports) TV and Media Ratings

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Well I am not sure there was any way around this scheduling mess.

Copa America is every four years like the FIFA World Cup, so in the even years they’ll have to improve the schedule.

The NHL scheduling of games lingering into late June now, and there is no pandemic, is another concern raised in that thread.

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It’s going to be difficult for the CFL at any rate. If they move the season up a week then people in November will complain about the weather being too cold. There is no expansion happening any time soon despite what the CFL says. That’s a dead issue.

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The Canada-Argentina game is the only one that did big numbers against the CFL. Canada vs. arguably the best player in the world in a meaningful game on a prime stage is a generational event. The Jays would have been impacted too though they’re self indicating themselves.

The Cup final was the first one in 13 years (2021 didn’t overlap the CFL season) to have Canadian based team involved and go 7 games for that matter.

I can’t see the league/TSN making any changes to the schedule aside from the one-off like moving the Elks around game 1

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This is good to see.

I’ve been keeping track of the ratings this season and here is how things are looking;

  • Thursday games are averaging 436,175
  • Friday games are averaging 499,475
  • Saturday games are averaging 441,700
  • Sunday games are averaging 544,900
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call me crazy but I think the last Thursday night game should have been a 5 pacific start instead of 7.

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It probably would’ve helped out a TON with ratings. Not to mention attendance might’ve been better because people would have gotten home at a more reasonable time on a school night.

I always have a tough time with 10pm EST start times. By halftime my eyes are getting pretty heavy lol

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That’s what the guys at TSN don’t seem to get for whatever reason. I also hear complaints from the odd fellow from the Maritimes about the starts given the time differences there too. The way the schedule is now for Thursday and Friday games, the start times are all over the place. Put them all on at roughly the same time and watching the CFL will become more habit forming.

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I’m with you! :blush:
Any time on a Thursday in the Pacific time zone is difficult. If you start at 5, a lot of people can’t get out of work to get to the start of the game. If you start later, it’s inconvenient for most of the TV viewing audience to watch.
They should probably play only on the weekends.

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Prefer that myself but this schedule format was put in at the request of TSN as they can broadcast each game every week.

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What’s the deal with the Hamilton v Ottawa game last week? These are not 2 typical teams that would rake up a 700K TV viewership.

I’m more curious than anything else and hopefully it wasn’t some sort of typo.

I mentioned in another post that RDS also televised this game, not sure if that had something to do with it.

In any case we should be getting the RDS numbers for the non-Alouette games also.

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It amazes me that the Sunday games are doing the best overall.

I know others here and beyond like me that by Sunday night, I’m “sports’d out or sported out” or even more broadly, “screened out” from all the screen viewing and less inclined to watch something, much unlike on a Thursday night when I’m starving for live sports.

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I formatted the information pretty poorly in that post lol. Here is a picture of the CFL TV Ratings that is easier to read;
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I wonder how the semifinals of the Copa America did in Canada?

Note these numbers in the US for the Copa America final are despite the quite late delayed start and extra time after a longer halftime.

Both Fox and Univision set records for their telecasts of the Euro 2024 final between Spain and England and the Copa America final, featuring Argentina and Colombia. Spain-England drew a combined 9.43 million viewers Sunday afternoon, and in primetime, Argentina’s victory over Colombia averaged 11.63 million across the two networks.

Fox topped 6 million viewers for both contests: Spain’s 2-1 victory over England averaged 6.43 million viewers, and the Copa America final came in at 6.02 million. Outside of World Cup matches, the two finals are the most-watched soccer telecasts ever on Fox. (Both figures include pre- and post-game coverage as well as the on-field action; by themselves, the matches are likely to top 7 million viewers each.)

Once again, Sunday night remains good for TV ratings even though when there is still light outside or the weather is really nice, many of us don’t like it.

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I think the England - Spain game would have been big ratings in Canada.

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