Toronto Raptors’ Game 4 Win Over Cleveland on TSN Becomes Canada’s Most-Watched Basketball Game Ever
— May 25, 2016
– Raptors’ Game 4 victory attracts an average audience of 1.8 million viewers to TSN, becoming the most-watched basketball game in Canadian TV history –
– Game 4 was the most-watched program on Canadian television on Monday –
– TSN’s coverage of the Toronto Raptors playoff run continues with Game 6 on Friday, May 27 at 8:30 p.m. ET –
TORONTO (May 25, 2016) – Canadians continue to rally around the Toronto Raptors in record-shattering numbers, with the team’s Game 4 victory over LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers on Monday night becoming the most-watched basketball game in Canadian TV history. Overnight data from Numeris confirms the game attracted an all-time record average audience of 1.8 million viewers to TSN.
The Raptors’ Game 4 on TSN was also the most-watched program on Canadian television on Monday, and the most-watched program of the day in the Greater Toronto Area, achieving a 36.5% share, meaning more than one in three people watching television in Toronto on Monday were tuned to the game.
In total, more than 5.5 million unique Canadian viewers tuned in for Game 4, which saw Raptors stars Kyle Lowry and DeMar DeRozan combine for 67 points. Audience levels peaked at 3.2 million viewers in the fourth quarter as the Raptors survived a late-game push from the Cavs to secure a tense 105-99 victory and even the series at two games apiece.
The Raptors on TSN
Canadians can continue to follow the Raptors on Canada’s Sports Leader throughout the NBA PLAYOFFS. Live coverage on TSN continues with Game 6: Cleveland @ Toronto on Friday, May 27 at 8:30 p.m. ET live on TSN, TSN GO, and TSN Radio 1050.
TSN’s comprehensive NBA post-season coverage, which includes the NBA FINALS, one of 60+ championships that live on TSN, is available to TSN subscribers for live streaming and on-demand viewing through TSN GO.
Basketball on TSN
TSN’s five national feeds are Canada’s home of basketball, with a slate of basketball coverage that features 41 exclusive Toronto Raptors regular-season games, a comprehensive schedule of marquee NBA matchups featuring U.S.-based teams, NBA All-Star 2016 in Toronto, and the NBA PLAYOFFS culminating with the NBA FINALS.
TSN’s television coverage of the Raptors is complemented by live radio coverage on TSN Radio 1050 in Toronto. TSN 1050 broadcasts 41 regular-season Toronto Raptors games which are also available on TSN.ca and via the TSN GO app. TSN.ca provides in-depth news and analysis from around the league, including columns, podcasts, and video highlights.
TSN also provides complete coverage of NCAA® MARCH MADNESS®, the BIOSTEEL ALL-CANADIAN BASKETBALL GAME, as well as international men’s and women’s tournaments through partnerships with Canada Basketball and the International Basketball Federation (FIBA).
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.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 Euro 2016, MLB, Barclays Premier League, Golf’s Majors, NASCAR, F1, Grand Slam Tennis, 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.