Toronto Raptors’ Game 7 Win Becomes Most-Watched Basketball Game Ever on TSN

— May 16, 2016

– Yesterday’s historic Game 7 victory attracts an average audience of 1.5 million viewers to TSN, becoming the most-watched basketball game ever on Canada’s Sports Leader –

– Game 7 was the most-watched program on Canadian television yesterday –

– Raptors-Heat series is the most-watched NBA PLAYOFFS series ever on TSN –

TORONTO (May 16, 2016) – Following a dominating performance from their star players, the Toronto Raptors’ historic Game 7 victory over the Miami Heat is the most-watched basketball game ever on TSN. Overnight data from Numeris confirms the game attracted a record average audience of 1.5 million viewers to Canada’s Sports Leader. Game 7 was the most-watched program on Canadian television yesterday, with audience levels peaking at 2.7 million viewers late in the fourth quarter as the Raptors secured the decisive 116-89 victory on their home court. The Raptors also continue to captivate viewers in their hometown market, as Game 7 was the most-watched program of the day in the Greater Toronto Area, achieving a 36.9% share. In total, 4.8 million unique Canadian viewers tuned in to watch Kyle Lowry and DeMar DeRozan combine for 63 points in the Game 7 victory that sets a new high-water mark for the franchise, with the Raptors now set to make their first-ever appearance in the Eastern Conference Finals. Overall, the Raptors’ Eastern Conference Semifinal series against the Miami Heat attracted a record average audience for any NBA PLAYOFFS series on TSN, with an average of 1.25 million viewers. More than 7.7 million unique Canadian viewers tuned in to watch the four games of the series broadcast on TSN. The average audience breakdown for the Raptors’ Second Round series on TSN is as follows:
  • Game 1: Miami @ Toronto992,000 viewers
  • Game 4: Toronto @ Miami1.2 million viewers
  • Game 5: Miami @ Toronto 1.3 million viewers
  • Game 7: Miami @ Toronto 1.5 million viewers
 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 the Raptors taking on LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers in the Eastern Conference Finals in Game 2: Toronto @ Cleveland on Thursday, May 19 at 7:30 p.m. ET live on TSN, TSN GO, and TSN Radio 1050. TSN’s broadcast schedule for the Toronto Raptors-Cleveland Cavaliers series is as follows*:
  • Game 2: Toronto @ Cleveland – Thursday, May 19 at 7:30 p.m. ET on TSN, TSN GO, and TSN Radio 1050
  • Game 4: Cleveland @ Toronto – Monday, May 23 at 7:30 p.m. ET on TSN and TSN GO
  • **Game 6: Cleveland @ Toronto – Friday, May 27 at 7:30 p.m. ET on TSN, TSN GO, and TSN Radio 1050
TSN’s complete NBA post-season coverage, which includes the NBA FINALS, is available for live streaming on 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). *Schedule subject to change **If necessary Source: Numeris

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