Audiences Grow 6% for CTV and TSN’s Comprehensive Live Coverage of the 2016 NFL Season

— November 18, 2016

– Audiences up 26% among Millennials Aged 18-34 nationwide –

– After 10 weeks of live NFL coverage, Sundays at 1 p.m. ET games on CTV and TSN deliver increases of 14% compared to this point last season –

– TSN’s live coverage of MONDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL has attracted an audience increase of 12% compared to this point last season –

TORONTO (November 18, 2016) – With two-thirds of the 2016 NFL regular season in the books, overnight data from Numeris confirms that average audience figures for the NFL on CTV and TSN have increased by 6% overall compared to the same point last season. NFL Ratings Highlights:
  • The NFL’s slate of Sunday 1 p.m. ET games on CTV and TSN are up 14%
  • The NFL’s slate of Sunday 4 p.m. ET games on CTV and TSN are up 7%
  • Average audiences for MONDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL on TSN are up 12% compared to the same point last season
  • The networks’ live NFL coverage has also seen a 26% increase in the key 18-34 demographic nationwide
As the 2016 NFL season heads into the playoff stretch drive, CTV and TSN are Canada’s home for Sunday afternoon NFL action at 1 p.m. ET and 4 p.m. ET, as well as SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL and MONDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL. Fans can turn to CTV, TSN, and TSN Radio platforms all season long for live game coverage and industry-leading news and analysis surrounding the NFL. CFL ON TSN Ratings As announced over the past two weeks, overnight data from Numeris also confirms that Canadians love their CFL football, with regular season ratings up 3% compared to last year, and CFL PLAYOFFS up 14% compared to 2015.

About CTV
CTV is Canada’s #1 private broadcaster. Featuring a wide range of quality news, sports, information, and entertainment programming, CTV has been Canada’s most-watched television network for the past 15 years in a row. CTV is a division of Bell Media, Canada’s premier multimedia company with leading assets in television, radio, digital, and Out-of-Home. Bell Media is owned by BCE Inc. (TSX, NYSE: BCE), Canada’s largest communications company. More information about CTV can be found on the network’s website at CTV.ca.

About TSN
TSN is Canada’s Sports Leader and #1 specialty network. With a broad portfolio of multimedia sports assets, Champions Live Here as TSN delivers world-class content across its industry-leading platforms including five national television feeds, TSN.caTSN GO, and TSN Radio stations across the country. With more championship events than any broadcaster in the country, TSN’s deep and diverse roster of live sports programming includes the Grey Cup, IIHF World Junior Championship, Hockey Canada events, CFL, NFL, NBA, MLS, Toronto Maple Leafs, Ottawa Senators, Winnipeg Jets, Season of Champions Curling, FIFA World Cup, UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League, Premier League, MLB, Golf’s Majors, NASCAR, F1, Grand Slam Tennis, UFC, NCAA March Madness, and Skate Canada and Rugby Canada events. TSN is a division of Bell Media, which is part of BCE Inc. (TSX, NYSE: BCE), Canada’s largest communications company.

Source: Numeris

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