November 13, 2017

Division Semi-Finals net out as most watched in three years

Patrick Doyle/

TORONTO – Yesterday’s thrilling CFL PLAYOFFS doubleheader scored massive audiences on TSN, as overnight data from Numeris confirms that the CFL’s Eastern and Western Semi-Finals broadcasts were the most-watched in three years, averaging 1 million viewers overall. This year’s semi-finals saw an increase of +7% with total viewers over 2016, and made TSN the most-watched network in Canada on Sunday.

Overall, 4.3 million Canadians watched some or all of the Eastern and Western Semi-Final games.

The Western Semi-Final featuring Edmonton @ Winnipeg attracted an average audience of 1.1 million viewers on TSN, as Edmonton fended off a valiant fourth-quarter rally from the Blue Bombers to claim a 39-32 victory. In the Eastern Semi-Final, an average audience of 975,000 watched Saskatchewan secure a 31-20 victory over the defending GREY CUP champion Ottawa REDBLACKS.

TSN’s exclusive live coverage of the SHAW ROAD TO THE GREY CUP continues Sunday, Nov. 19 on TSN, beginning with the Eastern Final Pre-Game Show at 12 noon ET, followed immediately by the Eastern Final at 1 p.m. ET, and Western Final at 4:30 p.m. ET.