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Posted: Jun 30 2010, 06:42 AM
Member No.: 482
Joined: 9-March 07
Here are the top-rated weekend sporting events on English-language television, according to BBM overnight calculations:
1. World Cup, Germany vs. England, Sunday, CBC: 2,270,000
2. World Cup, U.S. vs. Ghana, Saturday, CBC: 2,116,000*
3. World Cup, Argentina vs. Mexico, Sunday, CBC: 1,993,000
4. World Cup, Uruguay vs. South Korea, Saturday, CBC: 1,453,000
5. World Cup, Portugal vs. Brazil, Friday, CBC: 1,119,000
6. World Cup, Chile vs. Spain, Friday, CBC: 1,049,000
7. NHL, Entry draft, Friday, TSN: 828,000
8. World Cup, N. Korea vs. Ivory Coast, Friday, CBC: 644,000
9. MLB, Blue Jays at Phillies, Saturday, Sportsnet: 306,000
10. Auto racing, F1 European Grand Prix, Sunday, TSN: 296,000
11. MLB, Blue Jays at Phillies, Friday, Sportsnet: 294,000
12. ,Auto racing, NASCAR Sprint Cup, Sunday, TSN: 269,000
13. Tennis, Wimbledon, Saturday, TSN: 262,000*
14. MLB, Blue Jays at Phillies, Sunday, Sportsnet: 229,000
* Viewers on U.S. channels not calculated
From Toronto Star
This post has been edited by Glory_Hunter on Jun 30 2010, 06:42 AM
Posted: Jun 30 2010, 01:05 PM
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Member No.: 1,754
Joined: 19-August 08
Just a random note. I know most of you may not care, but of the sake of the MLS it's very promising.
The US/Ghana game got more viewers than any of the Yankees/Philly World Series game last year. Did better than all but the final of the NBA (which pitted the NBA's two most prolific teams).
The fact that the game was played on a Saturday afternoon in the middle of summer, whereas the World Series was in the fall on prime time, NBA Finals was on prime time. It's a very promising number. It some estimates have it beating out the USA/Canada final, which also had the boost of time of year and on a Sunday, but it was the Championship game.
The one thing ESPN has been doing is advertising upcoming MLS games (on ESPN/ABC networks) during the games. We'll see if post-USA elimination boosts ratings, starting tomorrow with TFC/Houston.
This post has been edited by ajretz on Jun 30 2010, 01:17 PM
Posted: Jun 30 2010, 01:45 PM
Member No.: 76
Joined: 26-March 06
It's unfortunate that in their top programmes ratings BBM averages out things like the World Cup over the course of a week. Otherwise individual games would be at the very top of the ratings.
The linked ratings are for a previous week but even that week there were games that attracted a bigger audience than the top rated shows.