TSN draws record audience for TFC home opener

The Bell Media sportscaster brought in the largest audience ever for the broadcast of an MLS game for the Toronto team's opening match at home.

TSN drew a record-breaking crowd for Toronto FC‘s home opener match against DC United last weekend.

The game, which brought in an average audience of 352,000 viewers, is the most-watched MLS game ever in English Canada to date. The previous record was set when the Vancouver Whitecaps FC had their only ever playoff appearance in 2012, which brought in an average audience of 335,000 viewers.

Overall, 1.6 million viewers tuned into the home opener, which was the first game in Toronto for the reworked team that now includes off-season additions like Jermain Defoe, Michael Bradley and Júlio César.