World Juniors Opener on TSN Peaks at 1.2 Million Viewers
opening game coverage from the 2008 IIHF World Junior Championship on December
26 featuring Canada vs. Czech Republic delivered a national average audience of
1,032,000 viewers, making it TSN’s fourth most-watched opening game from the
levels peaked at 1.2 million viewers from 4 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. ET toward the end
3-0 victory. The results were made available today by BBM Nielsen Media
where all Team Canada and medal round games are shown live, the opening game
attracted 17,000 unique visitors, marking a six per cent increase over last
year’s live coverage of Game 1 on TSN.ca.
A total of
22 World Junior broadcasts on TSN have now topped more than 1 million viewers,
the largest being the 2003 Gold Medal Game in Halifax with 3.45 million viewers
– the biggest audience in network history. TSN has been televising the
World Juniors since 1991, and eight of the Top 10 programs of all-time on TSN
are World Junior broadcasts.
coverage of the 2008 IIHF World Junior Championship continues tomorrow (Dec.
29) with a double-header featuring
Czech Republic at 10
a.m. ET, followed by
at 2 p.m. ET. All games are also available in High Definition on TSN HD.