Posts Tagged ‘Hockey Night In Canada

Everyone’s a winner …

- October 18th, 2010

Add Sportsnet as the latest outfit to prosper from the early success of the Maple Leafs.

In its first Leafs gane of the season last Friday in New York, the regional (Ontario only) telecast drew an average audience of 920,000 with a peak of 1.5 million during the third period when the teams were tied at 3-3.

That total was some 40% higher than the team’s average last season as Sportsnet followed both TSN and CBC’s Hockey Night In Canada to get huge ratings from the Leafs so far. TSN, for example, averaged 1.6 million in its national broadcast of last Wednesday’s Leafs win in Pittsburgh with a peak late in the game of two million.