Just past the halfway point of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, approximately 30.4 million Canadians (86.3 per cent of the population) have watched CBC/Radio-Canada’s coverage across all networks and platforms during the first 10 days. The most-watched day of the Olympic Games to date was Sunday, Aug. 14, with 20.4 million Canadians tuning in across all television and digital platforms.
Less than three full days into the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, CBC/Radio-Canada has attracted 68 per cent of the population (23.8 million Canadians) to its coverage across all platforms. Beginning with Friday’s Opening Ceremony and continuing through the weekend, Canadians are finding CBC/Radio-Canada’s coverage on the platforms of their choice.
It was a big weekend on Sportsnet, with four marquee sports events cracking the 1 million viewer mark and Sportsnet rounding out the month of April as the #1 destination for sports fans in Canada.
Off to a strong ratings start in 2016, Corus Kids Networks YTV, Treehouse, TELETOON and Disney Junior have secured the Top 4 spots with kids aged 2 to 11.1 Corus Kids Networks have also emerged as #1 across all kid, tween and teen demos (K2-11, K2-5, K6-11, K9-14, K12-17).¹
Business News Network (BNN), Canada’s source for business and investment news, has posted its highest weekly reach among television audiences in two years, while topping Canadian business news competitors in overall visitor time on BNN.ca and BNN GO.
On a day that featured a light flurry of trade action mixed in with host James Duthie’s unforgettable TV timeout moments, TSN’sTRADECENTRE was once again the undisputed #1 choice for hockey fans on NHL Trade Deadline Day.
LUCIFER got off to a devilishly good start last night on CTV, as preliminary overnight data from Numeris reveals 1.7 million viewers were drawn to the series premiere. Bolstering CTV’s already booming mid-season schedule, LUCIFER becomes the third most-watched series premiere of the season, behind CTV’s THE X-FILES and QUANTICO.
The World Juniors on TSN continues to be Canada’s favourite holiday TV tradition, as preliminary overnight data from Numeris confirms an average audience of 2.9 million viewers tuned in to TSN (2.6 million)and RDS (300,000) to watch Team Canada’s clash with the USA on Boxing Day.
As 2015 comes to a close, 12-month data from Numeris highlights what Canadians have been watching on television over the past calendar year.
Canada’s biggest party, the GREY CUP, continues to be one of the biggest events on Canadian television, growing 6% compared to last year according to preliminary overnight data from Numeris. An average audience of 4.3 million viewers tuned in to TSN and RDS to watch the Edmonton Eskimos win a hotly-contested clash with the Ottawa Redblacks in last night’s 103rd GREY CUP presented by Shaw.