TORONTO – Last night’s rain-soaked, extra-time classic between Toronto FC and Montreal Impact in the MLS Eastern Conference Championship has attracted another record-breaking audience. Overnight data from Numeris confirms that an average audience of 1.4 million viewers watched TFC’s 5-2 victory over the Impact on TSN (862,000*) and RDS (519,000*) – breaking the record for Canada’s most-watched MLS game in history.
The game’s average audience marked a 35% increase over the previous record, set by the two teams just last week in their thrilling Leg #1 matchup.
Overall, 4.4 million unique viewers watched some part of the Leg #2 match on TSN and RDS, with audience levels peaking at 9:23 p.m. ET as Canadian striker Tosaint Ricketts scored an extra time goal for TFC to seal the victory.
As well, TSN’s official Snapchat story featuring behind-the-scenes content from the TFC-Impact game attracted more than 232,000 views.
For the first time in history, a Canadian team will compete for the MLS championship title, when the 2016 MLS season culminates with the MLS CUP 2016 – one of 60+ iconic championships that live on TSN – between Toronto FC and Seattle Sounders, live from Toronto’s BMO Field on Saturday, Dec. 10 at 7:30 p.m. ET on TSN1, TSN3, and TSN4, and 8 p.m. ET on RDS.