TORONTO (July 11, 2016) – Following an epic weekend of championship events on TSN, Canada’s Sports Leader attracted record-breaking audiences this past weekend, highlighted by a historic performance by Canada’s Milos Raonic in the WIMBLEDON men’s final, Portugal scoring its first major title ever in the UEFA EURO 2016 Final, and a stacked card for the UFC 200 PRELIMS.
This weekend’s roster of programming is part of the 60+ iconic championship events that live on TSN.
Overnight data from Numeris confirms that Raonic’s match against Andy Murray in Sunday’s WIMBLEDON men’s final drew an average audience of 1.6 million viewers to TSN and RDS – making it the most-watched men’s tennis match in Canadian television history.
Overall, 4.7 million unique viewers tuned in to watch Raonic become the first Canadian men’s singles player to compete in a Grand Slam final, with audiences peaking at 2.4 million viewers in the third set of the match.
On Friday, Raonic’s semifinal win over Roger Federer attracted an average audience of 766,000 viewers to TSN and RDS, breaking the record for most-watched WIMBLEDON men’s semifinal ever. The Raonic-Federer match reached 2.5 million unique viewers and peaked at 831,000 viewers as Raonic served for the win.
UEFA EURO 2016
Yesterday’s extra-time battle between Portugal and France in the UEFA EURO 2016 Final attracted an average audience of 2.4 million viewers to TSN and RDS, making it the most-watched program of the day on Canadian television. The 2016 tournament becomes the most-watched UEFA EURO ever on Canadian television, with a record of 51.4 million hours watched.
From 20-year-old lightweight phenom “Super” Sage Northcutt securing his third victory, and former bantamweight champion TJ Dillashaw avenging his loss against Raphael Assuncao in a thrilling three round affair, to rising star Julianna Pena’s convincing decision win over perennial contender Cat Zingano, the UFC 200 PRELIMS featured a stacked card.
Drawing a record-breaking audience on TSN and RDS with 580,000 viewers (514,000 on TSN; 66,000 on RDS2), the UFC 200 PRELIMS are the most-watched non-pay-per-view UFC event on Canadian television. Overall, 1.1 million unique Canadian viewers watched some part of the UFC 200 PRELIMS on TSN and RDS on Saturday night.
TSN Original Feature: Dream With Us
In celebration of a weekend of championship events on TSN, the network debuted the TSN Original Feature: Dream With Us during yesterday’s UEFA EURO 2016 Final. The 2.5 minute feature is part of the network’s ongoing, multi-platform Champions Live Here campaign and showcases many of the iconic championship moments that live on TSN.