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birddog* 03-01-2010 06:14 PM

Two Thirds of ALL Canadians Watched the Game
 
22 million Canadians watched Crosby score and Canada win gold.

That's 2/3 of the entire population...apparently the other one third was working at Tim Horton's

Manny* 03-01-2010 06:15 PM

Do you know Dave?

R0bert0 Lu0ng0 03-01-2010 06:23 PM

Why is that remarkable? I mean, given that two thirds of the planet reportedly watched the opening cermonies - according to the IOC and VANOC, at least. :naughty:

FolignoQuantumLeap 03-01-2010 06:24 PM

TSN is saying 80%.

RewBicks 03-01-2010 06:26 PM

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Originally Posted by birddog (Post 24209334)
22 million Canadians watched Crosby score and Canada win gold.

That's 2/3 of the entire population...apparently the other one third was working at Tim Horton's

Number quoted on CTV site is 24 million...

HockeyAustralia 03-01-2010 06:32 PM

thats crazy passion. Makes the Aussie's passion for sport seem rather pathetic. The highest TV ratings for any sports event ever was Lleyton hewitt vs Marat Safin a few years back at the Oz Open and it was only 20% of the country...

djpatm 03-01-2010 06:35 PM

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Originally Posted by HockeyAustralia (Post 24209801)
thats crazy passion. Makes the Aussie's passion for sport seem rather pathetic. The highest TV ratings for any sports event ever was Lleyton hewitt vs Marat Safin a few years back at the Oz Open and it was only 20% of the country...

Two thirds may sound like a lot, but there's only 15 of us.

birddog* 03-01-2010 06:36 PM

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Originally Posted by djpatm (Post 24209855)
Two thirds may sound like a lot, but there's only 15 of us.

You are forgetting Cousin Ned

guest1467 03-01-2010 06:37 PM

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Originally Posted by HockeyAustralia (Post 24209801)
thats crazy passion. Makes the Aussie's passion for sport seem rather pathetic. The highest TV ratings for any sports event ever was Lleyton hewitt vs Marat Safin a few years back at the Oz Open and it was only 20% of the country...

They don't get more than 20% for an All Blacks and Wallabies matchup?

Hades 03-01-2010 06:37 PM

I was working and was part of the third that didn't watch :(. The store was empty during the game. We were all following it with a radio though.

HockeyAustralia 03-01-2010 06:42 PM

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Originally Posted by buddahsmoka1 (Post 24209892)
They don't get more than 20% for an All Blacks and Wallabies matchup?

Nope, not even close.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Televis...s_in_Australia

go down to the list of the highest ratings. keep in mind thats Australia's population is around 21 million. our sports following is spread out over:

Rugby: Private school educated people

Cricket: most people (probably the most aussie sport there is)

Tennis: most people who don't have sexuality issues

Rugby League: Stinky yobbos and bulldykes

Soccer (football): people of european influence mostly

fly4apuckguy 03-01-2010 06:46 PM

Seriously, the only people I know that were not watching yesterday's game were people playing hockey. Even most of them tried to catch the game.

Where I live, they even postponed a provincial game for an hour when it went into overtime. People in the waiting room from both teams gathered around and watched the game, cheered together, then went out and slammed each other into the boards for awhile.

Canada...you gotta love it.

mckly 03-01-2010 06:49 PM

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Originally Posted by fly4apuckguy (Post 24210114)
Seriously, the only people I know that were not watching yesterday's game were people playing hockey. Even most of them tried to catch the game.

Where I live, they even postponed a provincial game for an hour when it went into overtime. People in the waiting room from both teams gathered around and watched the game, cheered together, then went out and slammed each other into the boards for awhile.

Canada...you gotta love it.

awesome stuff and id say the ones not playing hockey were getting wasted watching the game!!!

dystemper 03-01-2010 06:50 PM

80% of canadians watched the game in metered markets.

but when you consider how many canadians were out at the bar, at a friends party, and not in their homes, i wouldn't be surprised if the actual number is more like 85%, maybe even pushing 90%.

i haven't met anybody today who hasn't watched the game.

Novak Djokovic 03-01-2010 06:54 PM

It's probably more. I can tell you that every single person I've talked to in the past 24 hours watched the game, especially overtime. Even people who don't like or watch hockey watched the game.

There was a whole lot of buzz in the city today. Everyone talking about the OT goal...Even the Crosby haters appreciated that goal.

alexanderovechkin8 03-01-2010 06:59 PM

everyone that i talked to watched it

guest1467 03-01-2010 07:01 PM

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Originally Posted by HockeyAustralia (Post 24210019)
Nope, not even close.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Televis...s_in_Australia

go down to the list of the highest ratings. keep in mind thats Australia's population is around 21 million. our sports following is spread out over:

Rugby: Private school educated people

Cricket: most people (probably the most aussie sport there is)

Tennis: most people who don't have sexuality issues

Rugby League: Stinky yobbos and bulldykes

Soccer (football): people of european influence mostly

Interesting, I thought a big rivalry like that with a popular sport would garner higher ratings. I guess the Kiwis take it more seriously then the Aussies then?

singh101 03-01-2010 07:08 PM

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Originally Posted by dystemper (Post 24210203)
80% of canadians watched the game in metered markets.

but when you consider how many canadians were out at the bar, at a friends party, and not in their homes, i wouldn't be surprised if the actual number is more like 85%, maybe even pushing 90%.

i haven't met anybody today who hasn't watched the game.

This. I think 80% is an underestimate. Dundas Sq in Tdot was packed and overflowing onto Younge St with people watching it on the big screen. post-OT goal was intense!

stingo 03-01-2010 07:12 PM

My parent's are in Florida, so they count toward the American's ratings.

I haven't talked to anyone who hasn't watched it yet.

Catamo 03-01-2010 07:13 PM

I watched it on 10 Tvs so I may have caused the number to be exaggerated.

Canuck71 03-01-2010 08:04 PM

I don't know a single person that didn't watch this game. Like a few posters have already stated above, I'll bet it was more like 85%-90% of the population that watched this game.

Barrie22 03-01-2010 08:40 PM

does this count the 500 or so in gretzky's bar, the 10,000 or 100,000 watching out on the streets and around hockey canada place? does this count every single bar in canada that was probably packed to the rim watching this game. all the house party's that probably had a couple people watching it.

i really wouldn't be suprised if the number was close to 95-99% of the population was watching this game.

Ih8theislanders 03-01-2010 08:42 PM

Anyone have the numbers for the U.S?

canuklehead 03-01-2010 08:45 PM

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Originally Posted by Barrie22 (Post 24212745)
does this count the 500 or so in gretzky's bar, the 10,000 or 100,000 watching out on the streets and around hockey canada place? does this count every single bar in canada that was probably packed to the rim watching this game. all the house party's that probably had a couple people watching it.

i really wouldn't be suprised if the number was close to 95-99% of the population was watching this game.

so true.

the other 1/3 was obviously out at a bar, or over at a friends house.

Codes 03-01-2010 08:46 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Barrie22 (Post 24212745)
does this count the 500 or so in gretzky's bar, the 10,000 or 100,000 watching out on the streets and around hockey canada place? does this count every single bar in canada that was probably packed to the rim watching this game. all the house party's that probably had a couple people watching it.

i really wouldn't be suprised if the number was close to 95-99% of the population was watching this game.

Obviously this is a flaw with determining just how many people watched this game in Canada. Like others have said, I'd say that a very, very high proportion of Canadians watched the game. You'll never get an exact number, but I guarantee you more people watched the game than is being reported.


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