TSN shows Basketball over Rangers - Flyers? (Game will be on Sportsnet 360 @ 8pm)
Just looking at the TV Schedule tomorrow and it appears that TSN will not be airing the Rangers - Flyers game.
The main channel will have the Raptors game and TSN2 is airing Bruins - Wings.
Am I wrong in thinking that the Canadian Sports Network would get better ratings for hockey over basketball despite the Raptors being involved? Sucks that we'll miss out on a playoff broadcast in what's turning out to be a pretty good series.
I'd obviously be watching the Bruins anyway, but do like to flip channels during breaks to watch as much hockey as I can.
Does anyone outside of Toronto care about Raptors basketball?
The Raptors being in the playoffs is huge for the franchise and huge for the city of Toronto. I have absolutely no problem with them showing the Raptors game on the main channel.
I get that TV is a business, and the Raptors being in the playoffs is big for Toronto. I'm wondering if that potential would earn them higher ratings than an NHL playoff game, which I assume would be more popular in the rest of Canada.
I think you're wrong. Raptors market is enormous by virtue of being Canada's only basketball team. I find it highly unlikely that Rangers-Flyers would outdraw them.
I may be wrong, but IMO, I'm the target demographic. Young to middle age sports nut with disposable income who hangs out without a bunch of other like minded men. I can't name a single player on the Raptors. I can't name a single person I know who watches basketball.
No chance the Flyers game would get higher rating then the Raptors. MOD
Let's see how the Raptors game draws, and then we can compare it to Wings - Bruins or another game that was shown on the main channel another evening. I'm not saying I know for sure, I'm simply passing on my personal experience. I'm genuinely curious.
Last edited by SoupNazi: 04-21-2014 at 04:15 PM.