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TSN attracts 2.5M viewers for Canada-Russia game

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TSN.ca Staff
1/2/2013 6:05:45 PM
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Toronto, ON (January 2, 2013) – Fans have been waking up early and staying up late to cheer on Team Canada at the World Juniors, as overnight data from BBM Canada confirms that the 2013 World Junior Championship in Ufa, Russia has recorded solid ratings for TSN and TSN2 during the opening round of the tournament.

The average minute of Team Canada's decisive victory over Team Russia on New Year's Eve was watched by 2.5 million viewers* over TSN's live and encore broadcasts - making it the most-watched round-robin game of this year's tournament.  Overall, 6.4 million Canadians watched some part of TSN and TSN2's coverage of the Canada-Russia World Juniors game on New Year's Eve.

Throughout the opening round, TSN and TSN2 delivered live and encore presentations of all of Team Canada's round-robin games. To date, more than 8.3 million Canadians have watched some part of Team Canada's round-robin action from the 2013 IIHF World Junior Championship on TSN and TSN2.  The average minute of Team Canada's round-robin games were watched by 1.8 million viewers on TSN across live and repeat broadcasts.

The audience breakdown for Team Canada's round-robin games at the 2013 World Junior Championship is as follows:
Wednesday, Dec. 26
• Canada vs. Germany
- Live at 4:30 a.m. ET – 372,000 viewers on TSN
- Encore at 12 noon ET – 849,000 viewers on TSN
- Encore at 7:30 p.m. ET – 178,000 viewers on TSN
- Encore at 10:30 p.m. ET – 39,000 viewers on TSN2

Friday, Dec. 28
• Canada vs. Slovakia
- Live at 4:30 a.m. ET – 286,000 viewers on TSN
- Encore at 12 noon ET – 610,000 viewers on TSN
- Encore at 7:30 p.m. ET – 496,000 viewers on TSN
- Encore at 10:50 p.m. ET – 58,000 viewers on TSN2

Sunday, Dec. 30
• Canada vs. USA
- Live at 4:30 a.m. ET – 561,000 viewers on TSN
- Encore at 12 noon ET – 904,000 viewers on TSN
- Encore at 8 p.m. ET – 191,000 viewers on TSN2

Monday, Dec. 31
• Canada vs. Russia
- Live at 9 a.m. ET – 1.6 million viewers on TSN
- Encore at 12 noon ET – 447,000 viewers on TSN
- Encore at 7:30 p.m. ET – 412,000 viewers on TSN
- Encore at 11:20 p.m. ET – 59,000 viewers on TSN2

Canada celebrates (Photo: Andre Ringuette/HHOF-IIHF Images)

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(Photo: Andre Ringuette/HHOF-IIHF Images)
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