In the rings: CUME Day 12
Once again, men's hockey leads the ratings for the day, but women's figure skating and Canada's ski cross gold medal win net good ratings of their own.
It’s safe to say that when the numbers come out for the Canada-Russia game last night they will be massive, if the USA-Canada game and Tuesday’s Canada-Germany game are any indication.
The Canada-Germany game didn’t quite reach the sky-high numbers as the US game (10.6 million across channels), but earned a respectable average audience of 7.4 million viewers across all Consortium networks airing the game (6.7 million watched on CTV). It was enough, though, to make it the third most-watched event of the Games.
Ladies figure skating also did well, as an average of 2.8 million viewers across eight channels tuned in to watch Canadian Joannie Rochette’s third-place performance in the ladies short program. Rochette will skate again tonight in the long program. Overall, an average of 6.1 million viewers tuned into Olympic prime-time Tuesday night, its second-highest of the Games.
The top five most-watched sports of the day were:
1. Men’s hockey (CAN/GER): 7.4 million (CTV, V/CPAC, OMNI.1, OMNI.2, OMNI AB, OMNI BC)
2. Figure skating, ladies’ short program: 2.8 million (CTV, V/CPAC, Sportsnet, RDS, OMNI.1, OMNI.2, OMNI AB, OMNI BC)
3. Ladies’ ski cross: 2.2 million (CTV, V/CPAC)
4. Bobsleigh, women’s heat 2: 2.1 million (CTV, TSN, RDS, OLN, RIS)
5. Men’s curling (CAN/CHN): 1.4 million (TSN, RDS)