TSN Jets channel scores big ratings for Winnipeg opener

TSN.ca Staff
9/23/2011 3:22:45 PM
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The long awaited return of the Winnipeg Jets scored big for the new regional channel TSN Jets Tuesday night. Data from BBM Canada confirms that more than 490,000 viewers in the Jets broadcast region watched some or all of Tuesday's pre-season game against the Columbus Blue Jackets.

The audience Reach is especially impressive given that TSN Jets is available in approximately 500,000 homes throughout Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Nunavut and the Northwest Territories, and parts of Northwestern Ontario.

"This is an incredible debut for a new television service," said Stewart Johnston, President, TSN. "I can't ever remember this type of excitement for a pre-season game. We are looking forward to building on this momentum throughout the season."

The average audience for the full broadcast on Tuesday was 148,000 total viewers. TSN Jets' regional coverage continues tomorrow night with Winnipeg @ Nashville at 5:45 p.m. CT.

TSN Jets is available on the following television service providers:

Access TV – Channel 234
Bell TV –  Channel 1423 in HD and Channel 423 in SD
MTS TV Ultimate  – Channel 480 in HD and Channel 168 in SD
MTS Classic - Channel 168 in SD
Shaw – Channel 290 in HD and Channel 289 in SD
Shaw Direct Classic – Channel 449 in HD and Channel 468 in SD
Shaw Direct Advanced – Channel 393 in HD and Channel 136 in SD
Fans can contact their local television service providers for information on pricing and packaging for TSN Jets. For more information on TSN Jets visit TSN.ca/Jets.

Mark Scheifele  (Photo: The Canadian Press)


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