You obviously have reading comprehension issues bomber-empire. You responded to my original quote about ESPN2 ratings:
[b]Xvys wrote:[/b] I'd have thought a CFL game would draw at least 500k viewers on ESPN...after averaging 250k last year on ESPN2
I never said anything about NBCN ratings, which tape delayed many games at Sunday midnight. I listed all the ESPN2 games I know of. If you have ratings for other ESPN2 games last year, post them...and please provide sources not just your obviously faulty memory.
If you want to factor in NBCN games last year, the CFL probably averaged closer to 40,000 viewers per game, not the 200,000 you claim.
Really? There were at least three games that went into OT yesterday. Lots of offense and lots of high scoring. I did a lot of channel surfing.
Some great CFL action yesterday and I think you can say it was a great day for football and you should enjoy both.
Yes I'm sure there are exceptions ... when there are 16 games on a given day I'm some of them will be good ones. They just rarely seem to be the ones I happen to watch. And trust me, I've turned off quite a few CFL games this year, more than usual it seems.
With the CFL ratings averaging around 240,000 last year on ESPN2, I'd have thought they would reach 500,000 on the main ESPN network (where many people watch ESPN by default, much like TSN in Canada). But going against 10 NFL games on opening weekend they might be switching the channel, putting a huge dent in the potential CFL audience. I'll go out on a limb and predict Sunday's CFL games will average 155,000 to 185,000 viewers (although I don't know of any ratings source except for the ESPN Top 10, which probably won't be including the CFL.)