All-Time Record 1.4 Million Viewers Watched Last Night’s Toronto FC-Montreal Impact Game on TSN and RDS
– Thrilling Montreal Impact-Toronto FC Leg #2 match on TSN and RDS marks a 35% increase over previous all-time record set in last week’s Leg #1 –
– 4.4 million unique viewers watched some part of the game on TSN and RDS –
– 2016 MLS season culminates with the MLS CUP 2016: Toronto vs. Seattle on Saturday, Dec. 10 at 7:30 p.m. ET on TSN1, TSN3, and TSN4, and 8 p.m. ET on RDS –
TORONTO (December 1, 2016) – Last night’s rain-soaked, extra-time classic between Toronto FC and Montreal Impact in the MLS Eastern Conference Championship has attracted another record-breaking audience. Overnight data from Numeris confirms that an average audience of 1.4 million viewers watched TFC’s 5-2 victory over the Impact on TSN (862,000*) and RDS (519,000*) – breaking the record for Canada’s most-watched MLS game in history.
The game’s average audience marked a 35% increase over the previous record, set by the two teams just last week in their thrilling Leg #1 matchup.
Overall, 4.4 million unique viewers watched some part of the Leg #2 match on TSN and RDS, with audience levels peaking at 9:23 p.m. ET as Canadian striker Tosaint Ricketts scored an extra time goal for TFC to seal the victory.
As well, TSN’s official Snapchat story featuring behind-the-scenes content from the TFC-Impact game attracted more than 232,000 views.
For the first time in history, a Canadian team will compete for the MLS championship title, when the 2016 MLS season culminates with the MLS CUP 2016 – one of 60+ iconic championships that live on TSN – between Toronto FC and Seattle Sounders, live from Toronto’s BMO Field on Saturday, Dec. 10 at 7:30 p.m. ET on TSN1, TSN3, and TSN4, and 8 p.m. ET on RDS.
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TSN and RDS are the official broadcasters of Major League Soccer (MLS) in Canada, with coverage of Vancouver Whitecaps FC, Toronto FC, and Montreal Impact, including MLS DECISION DAY, the AUDI 2016 MLS CUP PLAYOFFS, MLS CUP 2016, and the 2016 AT&T MLS ALL-STAR GAME.
Through a multi-year broadcast rights agreement with UEFA, TSN and RDS are the primary Canadian broadcasters of the UEFA CHAMPIONS LEAGUE and UEFA EUROPA LEAGUE. The agreement sees TSN broadcast more than 190 games, including up to 16 group stage games weekly, extensive coverage of the knockout phase, as well as the UEFA EUROPA LEAGUE FINAL and the UEFA CHAMPIONS LEAGUE FINAL. RDS delivers live coverage of three of the best matches each week.
Bell Media’s CTV, TSN, and RDS own exclusive Canadian media rights to the FIFA World Cup™ package through to 2026, which includes the 2018 FIFA WORLD CUP RUSSIA™, 2022 FIFA WORLD CUP QATAR™, and the 2026 FIFA World Cup™, as well as a slate of additional FIFA tournaments.
TSN and RDS hold a multi-year broadcast agreement that gives the networks Canadian media rights to half of all games from the PREMIER LEAGUE.
As the official broadcast partners of Canada Soccer, TSN and RDS deliver a slate of marquee Canada Soccer matches and events featuring the Canadian men’s and women’s national teams, as well as the AMWAY CANADIAN CHAMPIONSHIP.