CTV and TSN Have Two of the Top 3 Programs Sunday with THE MASTERS and FORD WORLD MEN’S CURLING CHAMPIONSHIP
— April 10, 2017
– THE MASTERS final round was the most-watched program on Sunday, attracting 1.3 million viewers on CTV and TSN and saw an increase of 69% over last year in live-streaming across TSN Digital platforms –
– Team Gushue’s gold medal win during the FORD WORLD MEN’S CURLING CHAMPIONSHIP attracted 1 million viewers on TSN, ranking as the third most-watched program of the day –
On the heels of an epic weekend of championship events, CTV and TSN attracted leading audiences on Sunday, highlighted by a pair of inspiring performances.
The nail-biting final round at THE MASTERS was watched by 1.3 million viewers (778,000 on CTV; 491,000 on TSN2) as Sergio Garcia went shot for shot with Justin Rose to claim his first Green Jacket. THE MASTERS won the day on Sunday to become the most-watched program on English-language television, with viewership peaking at 2.5 million viewers at 7:30 p.m. ET as Garcia made his Tournament-winning put. Across TSN Digital platforms, THE MASTERS saw an increase of 69% over last year in live-streaming.
Also captivating viewers was Brad Gushue and his Newfoundland and Labrador rink as they edged Team Sweden by a score of 4-2 to win their first World Championship. Last night’s thrilling gold medal game as part of the FORD WORLD MEN’S CURLING CHAMPIONSHIP ranked as the third most-watched program on English-language television on Sunday with 1 million viewers. Overall, a total of 2.8 million individual Canadians watched some part of the gold medal game, with audience levels peaking at 10:48 p.m. ET with 1.6 million viewers as Team Canada threw their final stone and claimed victory.
Golf on TSN
TSN and RDS are the home of golf’s marquee championship events, with a slate that includes all four of golf’s Majors – THE MASTERS, U.S. OPEN, the OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP, and the PGA CHAMPIONSHIP, as well as the RYDER CUP, PRESIDENTS CUP, and a slate of PGA TOUR events.
In December 2015, Bell Media announced a new media rights agreement with Augusta National Golf Club to become the exclusive Canadian broadcasters of THE MASTERS.
Curling on TSN
As the official broadcaster of Curling Canada, TSN broadcasts more than 300 hours of live Season of Champions curling each year, including the TIM HORTONS BRIER and SCOTTIES TOURNAMENT OF HEARTS, along with the FORD WORLD MEN’S CURLING CHAMPIONSHIP, WORLD WOMEN’S CURLING CHAMPIONSHIP, HOME HARDWARE CANADA CUP, 2017 WORLD FINANCIAL GROUP CONTINENTAL CUP, CANADIAN JUNIORS, and LE GRUYERE EUROPEAN CURLING CHAMPIONSHIPS.
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. 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.ca, TSN 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.