Well - since the first CFL preseason game of 2015 was played tonight (and streamed on Ti-Cats TV - with the Cats looking very impressive I must add) - I guess it is time to start a new thread for TV ratings too.
Only one game to report a rating on tonight - and that is the impressive one for the first game of the Women's World Cup. Bell Media reports that between TSN, CTV and RDS an average of 1.8 million Canadians watched the opening game Canada vs. China on Saturday. Audience peaked at 2.6 million people late in the game when Christine Sinclair won it for Canada. Overall 5.6 million unique viewers watched at least a part of the game.
That is one of the biggest numbers Bell has gotten for any sports program in weeks.[url=http://www.bellmedia.ca/pr/press/record-audience-fifa-womens-world-cup-canada-2015-opening-match-ctv-tsn-rds/]http://www.bellmedia.ca/pr/press/record ... v-tsn-rds/[/url]
TORONTO (June 8, 2015) – A record number of Canadians watched Christine Sinclair lead Canada to a 1-0 victory in the opening match of the FIFA WOMEN’S WORLD CUP CANADA 2015™. Preliminary overnight data from Numeris confirms that 1.8 million viewers watched the game on CTV, TSN, and RDS, making it the most-watched FIFA Women’s World Cup™ match ever.
Overall, 5.6 million unique Canadian viewers tuned in for some or all of the Canada-China PR match, which took place in front of a record crowd in Edmonton.
Audience levels peaked at 2.6 million viewers as captain Christine Sinclair stepped up for stepped up for Canada and calmly slotted home a penalty in added time.