Habs Sweep Lightning, with 1,752,000 Viewers Watching on RDS in Quebec's Market

— April 23, 2014

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Montreal, (April 23, 2014) - Last night, an average audience of 1,752,000* watched Game 4 of the Canadiens-Lightning series on RDS in Quebec's market, with as many as 2,454,000* tuning in by the end of the game, as the Montreal franchise pulled out the win to sweep a series for the first time since 1993.
RDS once again enjoyed the lion’s share of the market in Quebec, with a viewership of 44.1%* during the game. It was the evening’s highest-rated* TV broadcast, with a bigger share of the audience than the three major Quebec’s conventional networks combined.
Stanley Cup fever is spreading
On average, 1,529,000* viewers tuned in to RDS for each of the four games during the Canadiens’ first-round series, an increase of 21%*, when compared to the five games that aired in 2013.
Who will the Habs face in the second round?
The Habs are the first team to qualify for the second round of the 2014 Stanley Cup playoffs, in their next series, they will face either the Boston Bruins or Detroit Red Wings. Find out who the Canadiens’ opponent will be by following the Bruins-Red Wings series—next up is Game 4 this Thursday at 8 p.m., live on RDS.
Pierre Houde and Marc Denis will handle the play-by-play and colour commentary for this series, while Alain Crête, accompanied by Benoit Brunet and Mario Tremblay, will share their insights with viewers between periods.
Click here to view the latest broadcast schedule, including all remaining first-round games to be broadcasted across the RDS network.
*Source: BBM Analytics - InfosysTV, French Quebec

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Simon Céré, (office) 514.529.2135, (cell) 514.754.3135, simon.cere@bellmedia.ca
Patrick Tremblay, (office) 514.599.2244 #2125, (cell) 514.913-6799, patrick.tremblay@bellmedia.ca

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