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BIG CFL AUDIENCE
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.