Wow! My first thread named after me. I feel so privileged - even though it's a lie. lol
I didn't 'fudge' anything. My source for the 4.9 million was from BBM's (now called Numeris) overnight ratings as per Chris Zelkowich who puts out a weekend TV ratings sports blog. Same blog we have been using for CFL ratings last season and this.
[url=https://ca.sports.yahoo.com/blogs/eh-game/great-canadian-ratings-report-world-cup-exits-cbc-222821132.html]https://ca.sports.yahoo.com/blogs/eh-ga ... 21132.html[/url]
Also this release from CBC
[url=http://www.cbc.ca/revenuegroup/2014-fifa-world-cup-brazil-on-cbcradio-canada-was-the-most-watched-fifa-world-cup-ever-with-307-mill.html]http://www.cbc.ca/revenuegroup/2014-fif ... -mill.html[/url]
2014 FIFA WORLD CUP BRAZIL™ ON CBC/RADIO-CANADA WAS THE MOST-WATCHED FIFA WORLD CUP™ EVER WITH 30.7 MILLION CANADIANS TUNING IN OVERALL
Jul 15, 2014
Yesterday's Germany vs. Argentina Final was the most-watched match of the tournament with more than 4.9 million viewers watching on CBC
2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil™ has come to an end and Canadians have shown that soccer is more popular now than ever by consuming more coverage of this year's tournament than any other in the past. Nearly 89 per cent of the population (30.7 million Canadians) tuned in to at least some coverage of the tournament from June 12th-July 13th on CBC/Radio-Canada or its broadcast partners across all platforms, compared to 86 per cent in 2010. Of those 30.7 million people, 6.6 million (or one-in-five Canadians) tuned in to watch a live game online.
Also note that the link above that Slimjim provided with 3.2 million viewers it is important to note that was not the average number of just the final but it was the average for the two semi-final games, 3rd place game and final - the average for all four of those games. That is noted by the days of the week column where for 'FIFA 2014 World Cup' where under the 'Weekday' column it denotes programming on Tuesday, Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday - for those four games.
As much as I love fudge - chocolate moreso that maple - I didn't fudge anything when it comes to TV ratings - every number I used fully sourced.
Can we see your source for your 4.2 million number vanhalen..?