CFL ON TSN Audiences Up 14% for Yesterday’s Dramatic Eastern and Western Semi-Finals

— November 14, 2016

– BC’s fourth-quarter comeback win over Winnipeg in the Western Semi-Final attracts 1.1 million viewers to TSN –

– Edmonton’s last-minute victory over Hamilton in the Eastern Semi-Final attracts 903,000 viewers –

– TSN was the #1 network in Canada yesterday, ahead of all conventional networks –

TORONTO (November 14, 2016) – Yesterday’s CFL PLAYOFFS doubleheader scored season-high audiences on TSN, as overnight data from Numeris confirms that the CFL’s Eastern and Western Semi-Finals marked an increase of 14% compared to last year. The Western Semi-Final featuring Winnipeg @ BC attracted an average audience of 1.1 million viewers on TSN, as BC quarterback Jonathon Jennings scored his second rushing touchdown of the game late in the fourth quarter as the Lions stormed back to defeat the Blue Bombers 32-31. The Eastern Semi-Final featuring Edmonton @ Hamilton attracted an average audience of 903,000 viewers on TSN, as Edmonton secured a dramatic 24-21 victory over the Hamilton Tiger-Cats on Sean Whyte’s nine-yard field goal with seven seconds remaining. TSN’s exclusive live coverage of the 2016 CFL Eastern and Western Semi-Finals also made TSN the most-watched channel in Canada on Sunday, ahead of all conventional network overnight audiences. TSN’s exclusive live coverage of the SHAW ROAD TO THE GREY CUP continues Sunday, Nov. 20, beginning with the Eastern Final Pre-Game Show at 12 noon ET on TSN1, TSN3, and TSN4, followed immediately by the Eastern Final at 1 p.m. ET on TSN, and the Western Final at 4:30 p.m. ET on TSN1, TSN4, and TSN5. The following weekend, TSN delivers complete live coverage of the 104th GREY CUP presented by Shaw – one of 60+ iconic championships that live on TSN – live from Toronto’s BMO Field on Sunday, Nov. 27 at 6:30 p.m. ET on TSN.

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Source: Numeris


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