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CFL season on TSN wraps up as second most-watched on record

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TSN.ca Staff
11/6/2013 11:44:33 AM
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Regular season ratings for the CFL ON TSN attracted an average audience of 703,000 viewers per game, making it the second most-watched season ever. Overall, audiences for the CFL regular season were up more than four per cent on TSN this season.

CFL audiences on TSN and RDS combined for an average of 758,000 viewers per game - an increase of 3.6 per cent compared to last year.

This season, three CFL games scored audiences surpassing one million viewers. The most-watched CFL games of the 2013 season include:

Saskatchewan @ Winnipeg on Sept. 8 - 1.073 million
Winnipeg @ Saskatchewan on Sept. 1 (Labour Day Weekend) - 1.059 million
Toronto @ Saskatchewan on Sept. 14 - 1.041 million
Toronto @ Hamilton on Oct. 14 (Thanksgiving Day Game) - 956,000
Saskatchewan @ Calgary on Aug. 9  - 929,000 million
B.C. @ Saskatchewan on Sept. 22 - 924,000 million

"The CFL is the cornerstone of our summer broadcast schedule delivering a dedicated audience of engaged Canadian football fans," said Stewart Johnston, President, TSN. "As the league continues to grow, we are thrilled that our long-term partnership continues to raise the profile of the league and ensures that the CFL remains as a must-see property for Canadian sports fans."

CFL Playoffs on TSN
 
CFL ON TSN continues with the CFL Playoffs on Sunday, Nov. 10 with the Eastern Semifinal featuring Montreal @ Hamilton at 1 p.m. ET and then the Western Semifinal with B.C. @ Saskatchewan at 4 p.m. ET. TSN's award-winning CFL broadcast team will be on hand to deliver all of the game action along with extensive game analysis.

TSN's CFL Playoffs action continues on Sunday, Nov. 17 with the Eastern Final at 1 p.m. ET followed by the Western Final at 4 p.m. ET.  The following weekend, TSN travels to Regina, Sask. for the 101st GREY CUP on Sunday, Nov. 24 at 6 p.m. ET live on TSN.

CFL ON TSN

TSN has been broadcasting CFL games since 1986. In 2008, TSN and RDS became the exclusive broadcasters of the CFL and the Grey Cup. Since that time, the networks have established new audience records for CFL broadcasts.

Last year's 100th GREY CUP on TSN was the most-watched Grey Cup on English-language television, averaging 5.4 million viewers throughout the historic telecast.

Earlier this year, the CFL, TSN, and RDS announced a broad new multi-platform broadcast agreement that extends their long-term partnership through to 2018.

CFL Stampeder fans (Photo: The Canadian Press)

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