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NFL Divisional Playoff Audiences Increase 15%; Brady vs. Manning Kicks Off Sunday’s Blockbuster NFL Conference Championships on CTV

– CTV’s four NFL Divisional Playoff games were the Top 4 programs of the weekend –

– Denver’s victory over Pittsburgh was this weekend’s most-watched program, attracting 1.8 million viewers to CTV –

– Arizona’s overtime classic win over Green Bay on CTV was Saturday’s most-watched program overall –

– CTV and RDS are home to both NFL Conference Championship games this Sunday, Jan 24, beginning with New England @ Denver at 3 p.m. ET –

Arizona Cardinals Green Bay Packers

TORONTO (January 18, 2016) – With Hail Mary touchdowns, stunning scorelines, and overtime epics defining this season’s dramatic march toward SUPER BOWL 50, audiences for the NFL Playoffs on CTV are on the rise. Overnight data from Numeris confirms that all four NFL Divisional Playoff games were Canada’s Top 4 programs of the weekend, attracting an average audience of 1.6 million viewers to CTV, an increase of 15% over last year.

The most-watched program of the weekend saw an average audience of 1.8 million viewers tune in to CTV to watch the resurgent Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos’ victory over the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday.

Saturday evening’s instant classic matchup that saw the Arizona Cardinals secure an epic overtime win over the Green Bay Packers attracted an average audience of 1.6 million viewers to CTV, becoming the day’s most-watched program and up 77% compared to the highest non-NFL broadcast.

Overall, 15 million unique Canadian viewers have tuned into CTV, TSN, and RDS for the networks’ complete live coverage of the NFL Playoffs.

NFL Divisional Playoff Weekend Audience Snapshot

  • Pittsburgh @ Denver – 1.8 million viewers on CTV, making it the most-watched program overall on Sunday
  • Green Bay @ Arizona – 1.6 million viewers on CTV, making it the most-watched program overall on Saturday
  • Seattle @ Carolina – 1.5 million viewers on CTV
  • Kansas City @ New England – 1.5 million viewers on CTV

NFL Conference Championships on CTV

CTV’s live coverage of the NFL Playoffs continues with two blockbuster matchups in this Sunday’s NFL Conference Championships. This season’s top four seeded teams remain in contention for a trip to SUPER BOWL 50, and CTV is home to both games, beginning with New England @ Denver in the AFC Championship game this Sunday, Jan. 24 at 3 p.m. ET, followed by Arizona @ Carolina in the NFC Championship game at 6:30 p.m. ET.

RDS delivers French-language coverage of both games (see complete broadcast schedule below).

TSN highlights all the key storylines on SPORTSCENTRE heading into this Sunday, with previews of the AFC Championship on Wednesday from Matthew Scianitti, covering New England from Foxboro, Mass., and Farhan Lalji, who is reporting on the Broncos from Denver. On Thursday, Scianitti covers the Panthers from Charlotte, N.C., and Lalji heads to Glendale, Ariz. to cover the Cardinals. TSN’s resident Football Analysts Chris Schultz and Israel Idonije are in the SPORTSCENTRE studio on gameday to break down the matchups and provide instant analysis. Fans can also tune in to playoff editions of NFL COUNTDOWN and NFL Insiders on Sunday, Jan. 24 beginning at 12 noon ET on TSN.

Together, CTV, TSN, and RDS are home to every game from the NFL Playoffs, culminating with SUPER BOWL 50 on Sunday, Feb. 7 at 6 p.m. ET on CTV and RDS.

Live streaming of the NFL Playoffs is available to subscribers through CTV GO and TSN GO.

Broadcast Schedule

CTV, TSN, and RDS’s broadcast schedule* for this weekend’s NFL Conference Championships is as follows (CTV games air in all markets; visit CTV.ca for local listings):

Sunday, Jan. 24

  • 12 noon ET – NFL INSIDERS on TSN
  • 1 p.m. ET – NFL COUNTDOWN on TSN
  • 2 p.m. ET – Pre-game: New England @ Denver on CTV
  • 3 p.m. ET – New England @ Denver on CTV and RDS
  • 6:30 p.m. ET – Arizona @ Carolina on CTV and RDS

NFL Conference Championships on TSN Radio

Live coverage of the NFL Conference Championships is also available on TSN Radio 1050 in Toronto, TSN Radio 690 in Montréal, TSN Radio 1290 in Winnipeg, TSN Radio 1200 in Ottawa, TSN Radio 1260 in Edmonton, TSN Radio 1150 in Hamilton, and TSN Radio 1040 and 1410 in Vancouver.

Saturday, Jan. 24

  • New England @ Denver

3 p.m. ET – TSN 1050 Toronto, TSN 690 Montréal, TSN 1200 Ottawa, TSN 1150 Hamilton, and TSN 1410 Vancouver

  • Arizona @ Carolina

6:30 p.m. ET – TSN 1050 Toronto, TSN 690 Montréal, TSN 1200 Ottawa, TSN 1150 Hamilton, and TSN 1410 Vancouver

Source: Numeris

*Schedule subject to change

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NFL Divisional Playoff Audiences Increase 15%; Brady vs. Manning Kicks Off Sunday’s Blockbuster NFL Conference Championships on CTV

– CTV’s four NFL Divisional Playoff games were the Top 4 programs of the weekend –

– Denver’s victory over Pittsburgh was this weekend’s most-watched program, attracting 1.8 million viewers to CTV –

– Arizona’s overtime classic win over Green Bay on CTV was Saturday’s most-watched program overall –

– CTV and RDS are home to both NFL Conference Championship games this Sunday, Jan 24, beginning with New England @ Denver at 3 p.m. ET –

Arizona Cardinals Green Bay Packers

TORONTO (January 18, 2016) – With Hail Mary touchdowns, stunning scorelines, and overtime epics defining this season’s dramatic march toward SUPER BOWL 50, audiences for the NFL Playoffs on CTV are on the rise. Overnight data from Numeris confirms that all four NFL Divisional Playoff games were Canada’s Top 4 programs of the weekend, attracting an average audience of 1.6 million viewers to CTV, an increase of 15% over last year.

The most-watched program of the weekend saw an average audience of 1.8 million viewers tune in to CTV to watch the resurgent Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos’ victory over the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday.

Saturday evening’s instant classic matchup that saw the Arizona Cardinals secure an epic overtime win over the Green Bay Packers attracted an average audience of 1.6 million viewers to CTV, becoming the day’s most-watched program and up 77% compared to the highest non-NFL broadcast.

Overall, 15 million unique Canadian viewers have tuned into CTV, TSN, and RDS for the networks’ complete live coverage of the NFL Playoffs.

NFL Divisional Playoff Weekend Audience Snapshot

  • Pittsburgh @ Denver – 1.8 million viewers on CTV, making it the most-watched program overall on Sunday
  • Green Bay @ Arizona – 1.6 million viewers on CTV, making it the most-watched program overall on Saturday
  • Seattle @ Carolina – 1.5 million viewers on CTV
  • Kansas City @ New England – 1.5 million viewers on CTV

NFL Conference Championships on CTV

CTV’s live coverage of the NFL Playoffs continues with two blockbuster matchups in this Sunday’s NFL Conference Championships. This season’s top four seeded teams remain in contention for a trip to SUPER BOWL 50, and CTV is home to both games, beginning with New England @ Denver in the AFC Championship game this Sunday, Jan. 24 at 3 p.m. ET, followed by Arizona @ Carolina in the NFC Championship game at 6:30 p.m. ET.

RDS delivers French-language coverage of both games (see complete broadcast schedule below).

TSN highlights all the key storylines on SPORTSCENTRE heading into this Sunday, with previews of the AFC Championship on Wednesday from Matthew Scianitti, covering New England from Foxboro, Mass., and Farhan Lalji, who is reporting on the Broncos from Denver. On Thursday, Scianitti covers the Panthers from Charlotte, N.C., and Lalji heads to Glendale, Ariz. to cover the Cardinals. TSN’s resident Football Analysts Chris Schultz and Israel Idonije are in the SPORTSCENTRE studio on gameday to break down the matchups and provide instant analysis. Fans can also tune in to playoff editions of NFL COUNTDOWN and NFL Insiders on Sunday, Jan. 24 beginning at 12 noon ET on TSN.

Together, CTV, TSN, and RDS are home to every game from the NFL Playoffs, culminating with SUPER BOWL 50 on Sunday, Feb. 7 at 6 p.m. ET on CTV and RDS.

Live streaming of the NFL Playoffs is available to subscribers through CTV GO and TSN GO.

Broadcast Schedule

CTV, TSN, and RDS’s broadcast schedule* for this weekend’s NFL Conference Championships is as follows (CTV games air in all markets; visit CTV.ca for local listings):

Sunday, Jan. 24

  • 12 noon ET – NFL INSIDERS on TSN
  • 1 p.m. ET – NFL COUNTDOWN on TSN
  • 2 p.m. ET – Pre-game: New England @ Denver on CTV
  • 3 p.m. ET – New England @ Denver on CTV and RDS
  • 6:30 p.m. ET – Arizona @ Carolina on CTV and RDS

NFL Conference Championships on TSN Radio

Live coverage of the NFL Conference Championships is also available on TSN Radio 1050 in Toronto, TSN Radio 690 in Montréal, TSN Radio 1290 in Winnipeg, TSN Radio 1200 in Ottawa, TSN Radio 1260 in Edmonton, TSN Radio 1150 in Hamilton, and TSN Radio 1040 and 1410 in Vancouver.

Saturday, Jan. 24

  • New England @ Denver

3 p.m. ET – TSN 1050 Toronto, TSN 690 Montréal, TSN 1200 Ottawa, TSN 1150 Hamilton, and TSN 1410 Vancouver

  • Arizona @ Carolina

6:30 p.m. ET – TSN 1050 Toronto, TSN 690 Montréal, TSN 1200 Ottawa, TSN 1150 Hamilton, and TSN 1410 Vancouver

Source: Numeris

*Schedule subject to change

For more information

Renee Rouse

renee.rouse@bellmedia.ca

Rob Duffy

rob.duffy@bellmedia.ca

Dimitri Bariamis

dimitri.bariamis@bellmedia.ca

About CTV

CTV is Canada’s #1 private broadcaster. Featuring a wide range of quality news, sports, information, and entertainment programming, CTV has been Canada’s most-watched television network for the past 14 years in a row. CTV is a division of Bell Media, Canada’s premier multimedia company with leading assets in television, radio, digital, and Out-of-Home. Bell Media is owned by BCE Inc. (TSX, NYSE: BCE), Canada’s largest communications company. More information about CTV can be found on the network’s website at CTV.ca.

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