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01-21-2013, 02:36 PM
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Record TV ratings from Leafs/Habs game

Looks like the fans are indeed back...

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.

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