Raptors break one million

Wednesday's game five win was the most watched Raptors game of all time on Canadian television.

The Toronto Raptors broadcast drew just over one million viewers to TSN on Wednesday, making the game five win the most-watched Raptors game of all time on Canadian television, according to BBM Canada data cited in a Bell Media release. Until now, the most watched Raptors game was the team’s 2001 second round game seven loss to Philadelphia, which drew 916,000 viewers.

The game, which featured a 36-point performance from point guard Kyle Lowry, was the most-watched program of the day in the Greater Toronto Area, achieving a 21.9% share in the market, according to the release.

Audience levels peaked at two million late in the fourth quarter, with a total of four million unique viewers tuning in at some point during the game. Through the first five games, the first round playoff series against the Brooklyn Nets has drawn a total audience reach of more than seven million unique viewers.

The series continues with game six tonight on TSN at 7 p.m.


Images (Ron Turenne/NBA Photos) courtesy of the Toronto Raptors