Not only did we hit the top spot for this the third week in a row, the runner up spot was garnered.
CFL, Friday Argos-Bombers TSN @ 412,000 Third highest audience and well above average of 348,000 up 3% from 06
CFL, Saturday Ham-Montr CBC @ 363,000 down from season average of 378,000. Of further note, not included is the added "X" factor or RDS in Quebec which the last number I read earlier in the year was averaging close to 200,000. So in excess of 500,000
Auto Racing, Nascar Saturday TSN @ 315,000
Blue Jays MLB Tor-LA Sportsnet Sunday @ 305,000, Saturday @ 286,000, Friday @ 257,000. Not bad numbers keeping in mind Friday & Saturday late starts.
Track & Field Sunday CBC @ 156,000
Soccer, MLS Saturday DC-Tor CBC @ 143,000 well above average of 100,000
MLB Sunday LA-NYM Sportsnet @ 120,000
Golf PGA Sunday Final Round TSN @ 119,000
Here is some noteables lower end well below infomercial numbers:
Auto Racing, Champ Car Sunday Score @ 2,000(not a misprint)
FIBA Basketball Team Canada games 36,000 & 52,000
FIBA Basketball Team USA game 41.000
NFL Preseason Sunday night TSN @ 110,000, Soccer type numbers
News for who? You're preaching to the choir on this site. Every week these TV rating threads turn into a place to bash every sport thats not the CFL. And also a place to bash any person who may support a sport thats not the CFL, and any media outlet willing to give coverage to a sport that is not the CFL. The closed-mindedness of some people amazes me.
What facts? You said “basketball is probably the worst rated sport on Canadian tv”. Sounds to me like you are pulling those “facts” out of your behind.
Also basketball seems to get more coverage for several reasons; it is a 30 team league versus an 8 team league, they play 82 games vs. 18 games per season and contrary to what you may think, lots of people follow basketball.
Constant analysis of the CFL isn’t needed anyway. There is only so much you can say about an 8 team league before you are repeating yourself over and over. Even the NFL, with 30 teams, has managed to over analyse the league.