Average Audience for NFL Kickoff Game up 40% on TSN

— September 11, 2015

– 708,000 viewers watch Tom Brady and the New England Patriots defeat the Pittsburgh Steelers in the opening game of the NFL season –

TORONTO (September 11, 2015) – NFL football is back and Canada is watching. Last night’s highly-anticipated NFL Kickoff Game that saw Tom Brady and the New England Patriots defeat the Pittsburgh Steelers 28-21 attracted an average audience of 708,000 viewers on TSN – 40% higher than last season’s NFL Kickoff Game (506,000), according to preliminary overnight data from Numeris. The game was the third-most-watched NFL opener ever on Canadian television. Overall, 3 million unique Canadian viewers tuned in to watch some or all of the game on TSN. NFL on CTV and TSN: Week 1 Schedule CTV and TSN deliver a full slate of action from Week 1 in the NFL, featuring: Sunday, Sept. 13 at 1 p.m. ET:
  • Seattle @ St. Louis – airing on CTV Vancouver and CTV Alberta
  • Indianapolis @ Buffalo – airing on CTV Toronto, CTV Kitchener, CTV Montréal, and CTV Atlantic (updated)
  • Green Bay @ Chicago – airing on CTV Saskatchewan, CTV Winnipeg, CTV Ottawa, and CTV Northern Ontario
  • Miami @ Washington – airing on TSN2
Sunday, Sept. 13 at 4 p.m. ET:
  • Baltimore @ Denver – airing on CTV Vancouver, CTV Alberta, CTV Saskatchewan, CTV Winnipeg, CTV Montréal, CTV Northern Ontario, CTV Toronto, CTV Kitchener, CTV Ottawa, and CTV Two Atlantic
  • New Orleans @ Arizona – airing on CTV Two Toronto, CTV Two Ottawa, CTV Two London/Windsor, CTV Two Alberta, and CTV Two Vancouver Island
SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL – Sunday, Sept. 13:
  • NY Giants @ Dallas – airing at 8:15 p.m. ET on TSN
MONDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL – Monday, Sept. 14:
  • Philadelphia @ Atlanta – airing at 7 p.m. ET on TSN
  • Minnesota @ San Francisco – airing at 10:15 p.m. ET on TSN
CTV and TSN will announce their remaining Sunday afternoon NFL games on a week-by-week basis. NFL on Bell Media From the opening kickoff to the crowning of the SUPER BOWL 50 champion at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, Cal., Bell Media platforms bring fans an unparalleled NFL schedule this season featuring exclusive Canadian coverage of:
  • Sunday 1 p.m. ET regular season games – a choice of two different games on CTV and TSN
  • Sunday 4 p.m. ET regular season games – a choice of two different games on CTV and TSN
  • SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL on TSN
  • MONDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL on TSN
  • All playoff games on CTV and TSN
  • The most-watched broadcast of the year, the SUPER BOWL on CTV
Source: Numeris (BBM Canada)

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