[b]CFL Playoffs Deliver Record Audiences for TSN
– Edmonton @ Calgary attracts a record 1.55 million viewers –
– An average of 1.36 million viewers watched the BC @ Hamilton overtime thriller –
Toronto, ON (November 16, 2009) – The opening weekend of the CFL playoffs have delivered record audiences for TSN. Preliminary overnight data from BBM Canada confirms the highly anticipated battle of Alberta featuring Edmonton @ Calgary on Sunday afternoon averaged an impressive 1.55 million viewers making it the most-watched conference semifinal game ever recorded*.
Additionally, the BC @ Hamilton overtime thriller on TSN attracted 1.36 million viewers. The audience peaked at 2.1 million viewers during the final half-hour as the Ti-Cats forced overtime only to see the Lions win the game with a dramatic touchdown in extra time.
The two games combined reached an impressive 6.7 million Canadians throughout the six hours of game coverage on TSN.
CFL playoff action continues on TSN this weekend with the East Conference Final on Sunday, Nov. 22 featuring BC @ Montreal at 1 p.m. ET, followed by the West Conference Final featuring Calgary @ Saskatchewan at 4 p.m. ET. The CFL on TSN panel will be live on location from Mosaic Stadium in Regina for both games.
Both games are available in High Definition and on-demand on TSN.ca