It’s Another Record Audience as 2.3 Million Viewers Watch Canada at FIFA WOMEN’S WORLD CUP CANADA 2015™ on CTV, TSN, and RDS

— June 12, 2015

– 7.2 million unique Canadian viewers watched Canada’s 0-0 draw with New Zealand in their second tournament game –
– Overall consumption of the FIFA WOMEN’S WORLD CUP CANADA 2015™ is at an all-time high through the first week –

TORONTO (June 12, 2015) – The Canadian women’s national team continues to break audience records at the FIFA WOMEN’S WORLD CUP CANADA 2015™ on CTV, TSN, and RDS. Preliminary overnight data from Numeris confirms that 2.3 million viewers watched Canada’s match against New Zealand, breaking the record for most-watched FIFA Women’s World Cup™ match ever, and winning Thursday as the most-watched program on Canadian television. The average audience for the game marked a 31% increase from the previous record, set on Saturday, June 6, when Canada recorded a 1-0 victory over China PR. Overall, 7.2 million unique Canadian viewers tuned in for the 0-0 draw between Canada and New Zealand, which took place in Edmonton on Thursday evening. Canadian consumption of the FIFA WOMEN’S WORLD CUP is at an all-time high:
  • Collectively, Canadians have consumed 16.3 million hours (nearly 980 million minutes) of FIFA WOMEN’S WORLD CUP CANADA 2015™ coverage on CTV, TSN, and RDS
  • Total viewing over the first five days of competition at the FIFA WOMEN’S WORLD CUP CANADA 2015™ is four times that of the 2011 tournament
  • The average audience for Canada’s first two games on CTV/TSN/RDS (2 million) is nearly four times the audience for their opening two games in 2011 (720,000)
  • The average audience for non-Canada games on TSN is nearly three times the audience of the five non-Canada games on television in the first five competition days of 2011
  • The USA vs. Australia game was the most-watched non-Canadian group stage game ever with 526,000 viewers on TSN and RDS
Action from the FIFA WOMEN’S WORLD CUP CANADA 2015™ continues today with live coverage of four matches, including star midfielder Megan Rapinoe and the United States’ second tournament game against Sweden tonight at 7:30 p.m. ET on CTV: Friday, June 12
  • Australia vs. Nigeria at 4:30 p.m. ET on TSN
  • Switzerland vs. Ecuador at 7 p.m. ET on TSN
  • USA vs. Sweden at 7:30 p.m. ET on CTV
  • Japan vs. Cameroon at 10 p.m. ET on TSN
Additional information on CTV/TSN’s coverage of the FIFA WOMEN’S WORLD CUP CANADA 2015™ is available at TSN.ca/FIFA. Source: Numeris (formerly BBM Canada), from continuation of play after weather delay four minutes into the match

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