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HookeyPlayer 01-21-2013 02:36 PM

Record TV ratings from Leafs/Habs game
 
Looks like the fans are indeed back...


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Saturday nights eastern time zone prime-time broadcast of Hockey Night in Canada, featuring a matchup between the division rivals Montreal Canadiens and Toronto Maple Leafs, pulled in an astonishing 3,317,000 viewers. That was up16 per cent from the previous record of 2,875,000 (set April 7, 2007, when the Leafs knocked off the Canadiens to stay in the hunt for a playoff spot) and a 44 per cent rise from the same weekend in January, 2012.

Even the CBCs half-hour pre-game broadcast attracted 2,106,000 viewers.
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/repor...rticle7589490/

Clark4Ever 01-21-2013 02:41 PM

Wow!

Leafidelity 01-21-2013 02:49 PM

Leafs Nation is a sleeping giant. Those numbers will get smashed again when the Leafs make the playoffs.

Leafs For Life* 01-21-2013 02:52 PM

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Originally Posted by iPunch (Post 58026141)
Leafs Nation is a sleeping giant. Those numbers will get smashed again when the Leafs make the playoffs.

We'll get 7 billion once we make playoffs, everyone is a Leafs fan on the inside ;)

Stats01 01-21-2013 03:04 PM

That's a crazy number! but sort of not surprising though. Just wait until the Leafs make the playoffs ;) We're going to smash records.

Eb 01-21-2013 03:05 PM

This is definitely crazy.

To beat the last record by 14% is nuts.

Woodman19 01-21-2013 03:07 PM

Where are all those "I'm done with hockey" crowd I kept hearing calling in to Prime time sports all lockout long? Lol

Dr Turk 01-21-2013 03:08 PM

so 1 in 10 Canadians were watching the game, that's crazy.

Eb 01-21-2013 03:09 PM

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Originally Posted by Woodman19 (Post 58027561)
Where are all those "I'm done with hockey" crowd I kept hearing calling in to Prime time sports all lockout long? Lol

These are the people who think "I am not going to go to the arena and watch because I be giving them my money. Or I am not going to go to a bar and watch because that will show I am supporting them too. I am just going to watch it in my basement and the blinds up so no one knows" lol

KuleminFan41 01-21-2013 03:30 PM

3.3m? For some reason that sounds low lol but great numbers if its breaking records

leafsfuture 01-21-2013 03:33 PM

^^
Its great hockey numbers!

Just a completely unrelated note, Big bang Theory draws about 4 million Canadians weekly. Im pretty sure thats about twice as much as any other show

mix1home 01-21-2013 03:37 PM

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Originally Posted by Leaffan16 (Post 58026461)
We'll get 7 billion once we make playoffs, everyone is a Leafs fan on the inside ;)

I'm sorry. Are you counting only humans and only on the planet Earth? :laugh:

legendinblue 01-21-2013 03:38 PM

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Originally Posted by iPunch (Post 58026141)
Leafs Nation is a sleeping giant. Those numbers will get smashed again when the Leafs make the playoffs.

Exactly. New records will be set when we make the playoffs.

Tak7 01-21-2013 03:38 PM

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Originally Posted by Woodman19 (Post 58027561)
Where are all those "I'm done with hockey" crowd I kept hearing calling in to Prime time sports all lockout long? Lol

Hard to say.

Right now most of the crowds are reactionary - hockey is in the news, there's a buzz everywhere that it's back, and people are talking etc.

But what happens after that? Do people stick? In most Canadian/big markets I think they do, of course.

But let's not pretend that the lockout didn't have some massive implications for some of the smaller market teams down South. Some franchise have, and will be, hit very, very hard. It might be some time before we hear about it though.

Tak7 01-21-2013 03:40 PM

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Originally Posted by iPunch (Post 58026141)
Leafs Nation is a sleeping giant. Those numbers will get smashed again when the Leafs make the playoffs.


Spot on.

While there will be many more Leafs fans tuning in once the team makes the playoffs, the overall interest in the team will pick up, including from fans of other Canadian teams interested to see how the Leafs get on.

Hated. Adored. But Never ignored - Leafs Nation

Anthrax442 01-21-2013 03:41 PM

I actually know 3 people that got "done with hockey" at the last lockout and they never came back. 1 of them plays, but wouldn't watch.

HookeyPlayer 01-21-2013 03:51 PM

Keep in mind that sports in general appeal mainly to males, as oppose to many tv shows. But still I expect these numbers to skyrockets if the Leafs make the playoffs.

12345* 01-21-2013 04:07 PM

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Originally Posted by Anthrax442 (Post 58029583)
I actually know 3 people that got "done with hockey" at the last lockout and they never came back. 1 of them plays, but wouldn't watch.

As long as they are happy, that's fine. I love hockey, and am not going to torment myself under a pretense of teaching the league a lesson.

James Duthie 01-21-2013 05:25 PM

lol and people said they were done with hockey, it's like a drug, you can't get off it.

Leafsdude7 01-21-2013 05:31 PM

I honestly think this says nothing. The NHL gets very little directly from the number of viewers on TV.

Get back to me when the league wide seasonal attendance comes in.

Erdinger 01-21-2013 05:35 PM

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Originally Posted by Woodman19 (Post 58027561)
Where are all those "I'm done with hockey" crowd I kept hearing calling in to Prime time sports all lockout long? Lol

That was before they realized watching the NBA was the only other option.:help:

Confucius 01-21-2013 05:43 PM

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Originally Posted by Woodman19 (Post 58027561)
Where are all those "I'm done with hockey" crowd I kept hearing calling in to Prime time sports all lockout long? Lol

Just wait until they comeback...........


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