Ratings Watch

21 Oct

Time for our weekly ratings watch. The Versus numbers continue to struggle on virtually all counts. While the lack of exclusivity is hurting many of their NHL broadcasts, things aren’t looking much better for their original programming. Game On continues to post record lows each week with college football staying as the nets high point. In case you missed it, Versus and NBC came up short in their bid of the FIFA World Cup as Fox won the rights. So for now, Versus will have to continue to build with what they already have with MLS on the way. And here’s a note on Versus exclusivity for the week. Monday’s game was exclusive in Denver while Tuesday’s was exclusive in Minnesota.

Meanwhile, ratings continue to be strong in Canada as both CBC and TSN posted some large numbers. CBC had over 1 million viewers for both of their broadcasts while Wednesday’s TSN matchup of Winnipeg/Toronto brought in over one million viewers. Last week’s TSN numbers were kind of low as competition appears to have hurt their numbers but Wednesday’s game helped make up for it.

The US Nielsen ratings are sourced from The Voice of TV, Puck The Media  and TVSportsratings on Twitter. The Canadian BBM ratings are sourced from Canadian Sports Media Blog, Toronto’s Remote Control blog among others.


FRI. OCTOBER 14, 2011

7 PM Game On 13,000 viewers

SAT. OCTOBER 15, 2011

3 PM College Football Report 21,000
3:30 PM CFB: Columbia/Penn 64,000
7 PM College Football Report 92,000
7:30 PM CFB: Stanford/Washington St. 433,000
10:30 PM College Football Report 74,000

MON. OCTOBER 17, 2011

5 PM College Football Talk 37,000
6 PM Pro Football Talk 41,000
6:30 PM NHL Live 55,000 34,000 A18-49
7 PM Colorado/Toronto 218,000 115,000 Up 5% from last year (COL/NYR)
9:30 PM NHL Live 103,000 64,000 Up 23%
11 PM NHL Overtime 53,000 36,000

TUES. OCTOBER 18, 2011

6 PM NBC SportsTalk 15,000 6,000
7 PM NHL Live 62,000 25,000 Down 66% from last year
7:30 PM Pittsburgh/Minnesota 286,000 141,000 Down 15% (BOS/WSH)
10 PM NHL Live 130,000 85,000 Down 17%
10:30 PM NHL Overtime 55,000 41,000


MON. OCTOBER 10, 2011

CBC Battle of the Blades 873,000

TUES. OCTOBER 11, 2011

TSN Minnesota/Ottawa 473,000

WED. OCTOBER 12, 2011

TSN Vancouver/Philadelphia 589,000


TSN Winnipeg/Chicago 408,000

SAT. OCTOBER 15, 2011

CBC 7 PM Regional (TOR/CGY, OTT/WSH, WPG/PHX, COL/MTL) 2.12 million
CBC 10 PM Vancouver/Edmonton 1.17 million

SUN. OCTOBER 16, 2011

CBC Battle of the Blades 1.2 million

WED. OCTOBER 19, 2011

TSN Winnipeg/Toronto 1.4 million

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Posted by on October 21, 2011 in CBC, NHL, Ratings, Television, TSN, Versus


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