Well the ratings were over 800k in 2011.. I doubt 300k+ have cut tbe cord.
TSN only playing the games on 2 of their channels, while showing Bowling or whatever in Eastern Canada and or Ontario has a devastating effect on interest and ratings as well.
The CFL really made a huuuuge mistake going with only TSN. Rogers ignores them completely, and because they have most of the hockey rights, and exclusive rights to the Blow Jays, 60-70 percent of Canadians dont rven have access, or care to ever watch TSN.
Even tbe CBC, gives the product a cold shoulder, and suprisingly, so does CTV.
I wonder what would happen in Germany, or Italy, if you could only get Barclay's EPL for free, but had to pay to see Bundesliga, or Series A?
They most likely burn the TV networks to the ground. Canada is one messed up country.
When this league fails in about 10 years. The decision to go with TSN only, and abandoning free TV will be seen aa the primary reason why.
Could it be everyone, EVERYONE in the Ottawa area wanted to see a back to back Grey Cup Champion from the West loose to a previously bottom team from the East.....In a small way to bad it didn't happen. Ottawa's viewership would have increased large. Still with both games being winnable, I hope they have greater numbers of both in person as well TV viewers moving forward.
Might have been the weather Ottawa and area was storm weather so more butts in seats to watch the game? Also Manitoba is essentially one giant flood zone currently so a lot were home to watch the game?
I know TSN is signed on to lots of other sports. But if the CFL is going with 1 national provider, should they not go with one that makes an effort to actually telecast to the whole country? Quite often the Regional channels they have don't even match up to the regions where the teams that are playing are from.
TSN 3 is the MB/SK channel. Although it said CFL Riders/Elks, on Shaw , there was harness racing?
Any future deal with TSN/Bell should include CTV to some extent.