Great TV ratings for Labour Day

As much as everyone hated it…it looks like TSN got it right with a 7:30 pm start.

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TSN drew 750,000 viewers for its prime-time telecast of the Toronto Argonauts-Hamilton Tiger-Cats game on Monday. That ranks as the network’s second largest CFL audience in history and up 32 per cent from the CBC’s 508,000 for the same game last year. However, the CBC’s 2007 telecast aired at 1 p.m. EDT, when viewership is not as high as in prime time.

For the first game of the Labour Day doubleheader, Edmonton Eskimos-Calgary Stampeders, TSN drew 523,000, down 8 per cent from the CBC’s 567,000 a year ago. Both games had a 4 p.m. EDT start.

TSN’s most watched CFL telecast was the 2005 Argos-Ticats Labour Day game, in prime time, 791,000 viewers.

I wish Mr. Mitchell luck in getting this game changed back to 4:00, however in light of this report, I'm thinking TSN was quite pleased with the results.


That's what a non-blowout will get ya. Great game...I'm not surprised.

It's also why we'll be back at that time next year.

I hope so. I liked the later start.

Mark Cohon was virtually drooling over those ratings on Prime Time Sports last night. I think we will see the late game at IWS next Labour Day.

Oski Wee Wee,