TSN Scores Record Audience for 101st GREY CUP Eastern Final

— November 18, 2013

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TORONTO (November 18, 2013) – Yesterday’s CFL Divisional Finals on TSN delivered big audiences, including a record audience for the Eastern Final on English television.* Overall, 7.3 million Canadians watched some part of the 2013 CFL Divisional Finals on TSN.

A full breakdown of overnight audience data from BBM Canada is outlined below:  

Eastern Final

The Eastern Final featuring Hamilton @ Toronto attracted an average audience of 1.7 million viewers on TSN – making it the most-watched Eastern Final ever on English television. Audiences for the all-Ontario matchup were up 21% compared to last year’s average audience of 1.4 million viewers on TSN.

Audience levels peaked at 3.1 million viewers on TSN late in the game as the Tiger-Cats held on to defeat the Toronto Argonauts 36-24.

Western Final

The Western Final featuring Saskatchewan @ Calgary was watched by an average audience of 1.9 million viewers on TSN, up 2% compared to last year’s Western Final.

Audience levels peaked at 2.7 million on TSN in the fourth quarter of the game as the Saskatchewan Roughriders completed a 35-13 upset of the Calgary Stampeders. 

101st GREY CUP

The 101st GREY CUP features the Saskatchewan Roughriders at home against the Hamilton Tiger-Cats. The game will be broadcast live on Sunday, Nov. 24 on TSN, TSN Radio and in French on RDS. GREY CUP SUNDAY coverage begins at 1 p.m. ET on TSN.



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Sources: BBM Canada and Omniture

*For electronic measurement data that dates back to 1994.  Audiences prior to August 31, 2009 are based on BBM Nielsen Media Research Mark II meters.

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