As a percentage of population with the very good ratings numbers for the playoff semi-finals on Sunday up there:[url=http://forums.cfl.ca/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=71713&start=15]viewtopic.php?f=1&t=71713&start=15[/url]
have a look at some interesting numbers halfway through the season down here.
Basically the NFL is our NHL and dominates ALL television programming on Sunday and on Monday and Thursday nights:[url=http://tvbythenumbers.zap2it.com/2011/11/09/halftime-report-nfl-games-rank-as-19-of-20-most-watched-shows-among-adults-18-49/110190/]http://tvbythenumbers.zap2it.com/2011/1 ... 49/110190/[/url] [url=http://tvbythenumbers.zap2it.com/2011/11/10/nfl-midway-point-local-ratings-on-record-pace/110315/]http://tvbythenumbers.zap2it.com/2011/1 ... ce/110315/[/url]
Now even some great NFL shows are on NBC Sports Network on Thursday and on Friday nights so we don't have to watch lame college football games or whatever ESPN is trying to push instead of NFL football, and then of course there is always the NFL Network though not everyone gets it on TV (but it's easy to watch on your PC).
I don't know why a few are asking on here sometimes about the obscene sums paid by each major network to run NFL games, but basically for sake of TV it's either you have the NFL or you are out down here.
Just ask NBC who had only their Thursday night comedy line-up for years until in 2006 they made Sunday Night Football as great as it is now after it sucked the first few years there many years after ESPN made it suck too like everything else they touch at ESPN.