9.7 Million Watch Team Canada Defeat Slovakia

    
    Vancouver 2010 Day 15 Audience Recap: 9.7 Million Watch Team Canada
    Defeat Slovakia

    - 6.8 million see Cheryl Bernard win silver in Women's Curling -
    - Three-medal day in Short Track Speed Skating delivers millions on TSN,
      RDS and Rogers Sportsnet -
    - OLYMPIC PRIME TIME reaches record high average audience for second day
      in a row with 7.7 million viewers -
    - CTVOlympics.ca and RDSolympiques.ca approach 200 million page views -
    

TORONTO, Feb. 27 /CNW/ - Team Canada's thrilling win over Slovakia last night peaked at 12.25 million viewers in the final minute when goaltender Roberto Luongo preserved the 3-2 victory by deflecting away a shot from his Vancouver Canucks teammate Pavol Demitra. Averaging 9.7 million viewers, the game becomes the third most-watched sporting event of Vancouver 2010, watched in some part by 20.5 million Canadians, or 61% of the population. More than 8.4 million viewers watched on CTV alone, while another 1.2 million watched on V/CPAC. With two days left to go before the end of the 2010 Winter Games, 98.8% of the country's population - or 33,103,000 Canadians - have engaged with Vancouver 2010 coverage, according to Canada's Olympic Broadcast Media Consortium's CUME index.

(xx)NOTE: A technical error in the processing of data from BBM Canada yesterday resulted in audiences that were offset by 30 minutes. Therefore, certain audience reporting yesterday was incorrect, most significantly for Women's Hockey. The accurate audience for Canada's gold medal win was 7.5 million viewers and becomes the fourth most-watched sporting event of the Games. View the updated release here: http://ctvmedia.ca/ctv/releases/release.asp?id=12298&yyyy=2010

    
    Day 15 Average Audiences
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    OLYMPIC MORNING / LE RÉVEIL OLYMPIQUE                       951,000
    OLYMPIC DAYTIME / JEUX OLYMPIQUES EN JOURNÉE              3 million
    OLYMPIC PRIME TIME / JEUX OLYMPIQUES AUX
     HEURES DE GRANDE ÉCOUTE                                7.7 million
    

To view the complete release please click http://ctvmedia.ca/olympics

SOURCE CANADA'S OLYMPIC BROADCAST MEDIA CONSORTIUM - OLYMPIC WINTER GAMES - ENGLISH

For further information: For further information: Jim Quan, CTV Inc., (778) 328-2473, jim.quan@ctv.ca; Carolyn Fell, CTV Inc., (416) 384-2817, carolyn.fell@ctv.ca; Pamela Mollica, Consortium, (514) 881-8628, pamela.mollica@ctv.ca; Andrea Goldstein, Consortium, (647) 224-8800, andrea.goldstein@ctv.ca

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