Canada forward Mathieu Joseph (11) scores on United States goaltender Tyler Parsons (1) during third period gold medal game hockey action at the IIHF World Junior Championship, Thursday, January 5, 2017 in Montreal. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz
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11 Million Canadians Watch the Instant Classic World Juniors Gold Medal Game on TSN and RDS

– Last night’s Gold Medal Game is the most-watched English-language hockey broadcast on any network since the 2015 World Juniors final between Team Canada and Russia –

– Gold medal thriller delivers an average audience of 5.2 million viewers on TSN and RDS –

– 17.2 million individual Canadians tuned in for TSN and RDS’s wall-to-wall coverage of the 2017 IIHF WORLD JUNIOR CHAMPIONSHIP live from Montréal and Toronto –

– World Juniors Gold Medal Game is the most-streamed event in the history of TSN GO –

TORONTO (January 6, 2017) – The first of TSN’s 60+ iconic championship events in 2017 was an instant classic, with Team USA edging Team Canada in an unforgettable Gold Medal Game at the World Juniors. The game captivated viewers across the country, as preliminary overnight data from Numeris confirms that 11.1 million unique viewersmore than 30% of Canadians – tuned in last night to watch the back-and-forth affair that culminated with Team USA’s dramatic shootout victory.

Last night’s Gold Medal Game is the most-watched English-language hockey broadcast on any network since the 2015 World Juniors final between Team Canada and Russia.

An average audience of 5.2 million viewers tuned in to TSN (4.2 million) and RDS (950,000) as Team USA captured their fourth World Juniors championship in a game that has been described as one of the best Gold Medal Games in tournament history. The game achieved a 40.2% share, meaning more than 40% of people watching television across Canada on Thursday night were tuned to the game.

Audience levels on TSN and RDS peaked at 7.2 million viewers at 11:19 p.m. ET in the shootout, as Troy Terry’s lone goal secured the gold medal for Team USA.

“My biggest congratulations to Team Canada, and the entire Hockey Canada organization, for an unforgettable World Juniors. This tournament, highlighted by last night’s thrilling Gold Medal Game, has yet again united viewers across the country,” said Stewart Johnston, President of TSN. “At TSN, we are so proud to deliver the moments of consequence that matter to Canadian fans. Events like these are a testament to the power of live sports, and with the biggest and most diverse broadcast schedule in the country, we can’t wait to showcase another incredible year of championships in 2017.”

Overall, 17.2 million individual Canadiansnearly 50% of Canada’s population – tuned in to watch TSN and RDS’s wall-to-wall coverage of the 2017 IIHF WORLD JUNIOR CHAMPIONSHIP during the tournament’s 11 days, live from Montréal and Toronto.

Every Team Canada game secured its position as the most-watched program of the day on Canadian television in all key demographics, ahead of all conventional network overnight audiences.

World Juniors Audience Digital Highlights
Complementing the television broadcast, TSN Digital platforms set new standards for fan engagement during the tournament. Highlights include:

  • The World Juniors Gold Medal Game is the most-streamed event in the history of TSN GO
  • Live streaming of the tournament’s medal round games increased 173% compared to last year, with the Bronze and Gold Medal Games marking a 272% increase
  • TSN’s official Twitter account recorded 24.5 million impressions during the 11-day World Juniors tournament, as the account featured exclusive in-game video content of the biggest World Juniors moments, live tweets of World Juniors games, and breaking news and information
  • TSN recorded an average of 237 retweets for every World Juniors highlight shared, comprising a total of more than 31,000 retweets throughout the tournament
  • Twitter recorded more than 933,000 tweets related to this year’s World Juniors, including a peak of 1,000+ tweets per minute during the gold medal shootout

Hockey on TSN
Champions Live Here as TSN is the exclusive broadcaster of Hockey Canada, delivering marquee international events such as the IIHF WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP, IIHF WOMEN’S WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP, IIHF WORLD JUNIOR CHAMPIONSHIP, IIHF ICE HOCKEY U18 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP, IIHF ICE HOCKEY U18 WOMEN’S WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP, and WORLD UNDER-17 HOCKEY CHALLENGE, as well as domestic events including the WORLD JUNIOR A CHALLENGE, TELUS CUP, ESSO CUP, RBC CUP, ALLAN CUP, and the Order of Hockey in Canada.

TSN is home to the Toronto Maple Leafs, Ottawa Senators, and Winnipeg Jets as part of its package of 130+ regional NHL games. TSN delivers a package of 26 Leafs games available in the Leafs’ designated broadcast region on TSN4, 50+ Senators games in the Senators’ designated broadcast region on TSN5, and 50+ Jets games in the Jets’ designated broadcast region on TSN3.

TSN complements its live hockey coverage with Canada’s fan-favourite hockey news and information programming, featuring the hockey world’s most trusted team of Hockey Insiders and analysts. TSN’s industry-leading hockey programming includes SPORTSCENTRE, TIM HORTONS THAT’S HOCKEY, THAT’S HOCKEY 2NITE, and the network’s slate of signature NHL specials including TRADECENTRE, FREE AGENT FRENZY, FANTASY DRAFT, TOP 50 PLAYERS, and BOB MCKENZIE’S PRE-SEASON DRAFT RANKING.

TSN’s slate of live hockey programming also features exclusive coverage of the SPENGLER CUP, as well as NCAA Division I coverage including the FROZEN FOUR.

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11 Million Canadians Watch the Instant Classic World Juniors Gold Medal Game on TSN and RDS

– Last night’s Gold Medal Game is the most-watched English-language hockey broadcast on any network since the 2015 World Juniors final between Team Canada and Russia –

– Gold medal thriller delivers an average audience of 5.2 million viewers on TSN and RDS –

– 17.2 million individual Canadians tuned in for TSN and RDS’s wall-to-wall coverage of the 2017 IIHF WORLD JUNIOR CHAMPIONSHIP live from Montréal and Toronto –

– World Juniors Gold Medal Game is the most-streamed event in the history of TSN GO –

TORONTO (January 6, 2017) – The first of TSN’s 60+ iconic championship events in 2017 was an instant classic, with Team USA edging Team Canada in an unforgettable Gold Medal Game at the World Juniors. The game captivated viewers across the country, as preliminary overnight data from Numeris confirms that 11.1 million unique viewersmore than 30% of Canadians – tuned in last night to watch the back-and-forth affair that culminated with Team USA’s dramatic shootout victory.

Last night’s Gold Medal Game is the most-watched English-language hockey broadcast on any network since the 2015 World Juniors final between Team Canada and Russia.

An average audience of 5.2 million viewers tuned in to TSN (4.2 million) and RDS (950,000) as Team USA captured their fourth World Juniors championship in a game that has been described as one of the best Gold Medal Games in tournament history. The game achieved a 40.2% share, meaning more than 40% of people watching television across Canada on Thursday night were tuned to the game.

Audience levels on TSN and RDS peaked at 7.2 million viewers at 11:19 p.m. ET in the shootout, as Troy Terry’s lone goal secured the gold medal for Team USA.

“My biggest congratulations to Team Canada, and the entire Hockey Canada organization, for an unforgettable World Juniors. This tournament, highlighted by last night’s thrilling Gold Medal Game, has yet again united viewers across the country,” said Stewart Johnston, President of TSN. “At TSN, we are so proud to deliver the moments of consequence that matter to Canadian fans. Events like these are a testament to the power of live sports, and with the biggest and most diverse broadcast schedule in the country, we can’t wait to showcase another incredible year of championships in 2017.”

Overall, 17.2 million individual Canadiansnearly 50% of Canada’s population – tuned in to watch TSN and RDS’s wall-to-wall coverage of the 2017 IIHF WORLD JUNIOR CHAMPIONSHIP during the tournament’s 11 days, live from Montréal and Toronto.

Every Team Canada game secured its position as the most-watched program of the day on Canadian television in all key demographics, ahead of all conventional network overnight audiences.

World Juniors Audience Digital Highlights
Complementing the television broadcast, TSN Digital platforms set new standards for fan engagement during the tournament. Highlights include:

  • The World Juniors Gold Medal Game is the most-streamed event in the history of TSN GO
  • Live streaming of the tournament’s medal round games increased 173% compared to last year, with the Bronze and Gold Medal Games marking a 272% increase
  • TSN’s official Twitter account recorded 24.5 million impressions during the 11-day World Juniors tournament, as the account featured exclusive in-game video content of the biggest World Juniors moments, live tweets of World Juniors games, and breaking news and information
  • TSN recorded an average of 237 retweets for every World Juniors highlight shared, comprising a total of more than 31,000 retweets throughout the tournament
  • Twitter recorded more than 933,000 tweets related to this year’s World Juniors, including a peak of 1,000+ tweets per minute during the gold medal shootout

Hockey on TSN
Champions Live Here as TSN is the exclusive broadcaster of Hockey Canada, delivering marquee international events such as the IIHF WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP, IIHF WOMEN’S WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP, IIHF WORLD JUNIOR CHAMPIONSHIP, IIHF ICE HOCKEY U18 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP, IIHF ICE HOCKEY U18 WOMEN’S WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP, and WORLD UNDER-17 HOCKEY CHALLENGE, as well as domestic events including the WORLD JUNIOR A CHALLENGE, TELUS CUP, ESSO CUP, RBC CUP, ALLAN CUP, and the Order of Hockey in Canada.

TSN is home to the Toronto Maple Leafs, Ottawa Senators, and Winnipeg Jets as part of its package of 130+ regional NHL games. TSN delivers a package of 26 Leafs games available in the Leafs’ designated broadcast region on TSN4, 50+ Senators games in the Senators’ designated broadcast region on TSN5, and 50+ Jets games in the Jets’ designated broadcast region on TSN3.

TSN complements its live hockey coverage with Canada’s fan-favourite hockey news and information programming, featuring the hockey world’s most trusted team of Hockey Insiders and analysts. TSN’s industry-leading hockey programming includes SPORTSCENTRE, TIM HORTONS THAT’S HOCKEY, THAT’S HOCKEY 2NITE, and the network’s slate of signature NHL specials including TRADECENTRE, FREE AGENT FRENZY, FANTASY DRAFT, TOP 50 PLAYERS, and BOB MCKENZIE’S PRE-SEASON DRAFT RANKING.

TSN’s slate of live hockey programming also features exclusive coverage of the SPENGLER CUP, as well as NCAA Division I coverage including the FROZEN FOUR.

For more information

Rob Duffy

rob.duffy@bellmedia.ca

Zak Fairbrother

zak.fairbrother@bellmedia.ca

About TSN
TSN is Canada’s Sports Leader and #1 specialty network. With a broad portfolio of multimedia sports assets, Champions Live Here as TSN delivers world-class content across its industry-leading platforms including five national television feeds, TSN.caTSN GO, and TSN Radio stations across the country. With more championship events than any broadcaster in the country, TSN’s deep and diverse roster of live sports programming includes the Grey Cup, IIHF World Junior Championship, Hockey Canada events, CFL, NFL, NBA, MLS, Toronto Maple Leafs, Ottawa Senators, Winnipeg Jets, Season of Champions Curling, FIFA World Cup, UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League, Premier League, MLB, Golf’s Majors, NASCAR, F1, Grand Slam Tennis, UFC, NCAA March Madness, and Skate Canada and Rugby Canada events. TSN is a division of Bell Media, which is part of BCE Inc. (TSX, NYSE: BCE), Canada’s largest communications company.

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