From a media release:
CBC/Radio-Canadaâ€™s coverageÂ of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games offered Canadians more hours of live coverage than any other Olympic Games before, and audiences responded by watching in record numbers. From the Opening Ceremony on August 5 to the Closing Ceremony on August 21, CBC/Radio-Canadaâ€™s coverage of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games reached 32.1 million Canadians â€“ more viewers than have watched any previous Summer Games in Canada.
Team Canada matched the national record for the most medals won at a single non-boycotted summer Olympic Games with 22 total medals. This successful performance by Canadaâ€™s athletes and extensive live coverage helped keep CBC audiences engaged from the first week of coverage through to the end of the Olympic Games. CBCâ€™s main network Rio 2016 coverage was the top-ranked programming in morning, daytime, primetime and Pacific primetime among 2+ and key A18-49 and A25-54 demographics.
The 2+ average full day audience for CBCâ€™s Rio 2016 English-language television broadcasts (1.271M, main network only) increased by 11 percent overÂ Â London 2012 (1.146M, main network only). In primetime, the 2+ average audience (2.315M, main network only) increased by 23 percent over London (1.879M, main network only). In addition, CBCâ€™s average audience for Pacific primetime coverage (1.055M, main network only, 11 p.m.â€“1 a.m. ET) saw an average audience (2+) increase of 189 percent over late night coverage during London 2012 (365,000, main network only, 12â€“2 a.m. ET). Mutual viewing accounted for 60 percent of all viewing (2+), indicating that Canadians enjoyed watching the Summer Games together. This number increases to 65 percent for primetime viewing.
In terms of digital audiences, CBC/Radio-Canadaâ€™s English- and French-language websites and apps generated more than 229 million total page views and nearly 37 million video views over the course of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. These video views alone account for more than 626 million minutes of video watched by Canadians over the course of the Games.
The following are the most-watched moments from each day of Rio 2016 on CBC:
- Day 0 (Aug. 5): 3.1 million viewers â€“ Team Canada enters the stadium during the Opening Ceremony
- Day 1 (Aug. 6): 2.7 million viewers â€“ Canada wins bronze in the womenâ€™s 4x100m freestyle relay
- Day 2 (Aug. 7): 3.4 million viewers â€“ Penny Oleksiak wins the silver medal in the womenâ€™s 100m butterfly
- Day 3 (Aug. 8): 3.4 million viewers â€“ Womenâ€™s 100m breaststroke final
- Day 4 (Aug. 9): 3.7 million viewers â€“ Michael Phelps wins gold in the menâ€™s 200m butterfly
- Day 5 (Aug. 10): 3.6 million viewers â€“ Santo Condorelli swims in the 100m freestyle final
- Day 6 (Aug. 11): 4.3 million viewers â€“ Penny Oleksiak wins gold in the womenâ€™s 200m freestyle
- Day 7 (Aug. 12): 3.8 million viewers â€“ Womenâ€™s 800m freestyle final
- Day 8 (Aug. 13): 4.8 million viewers â€“ Canada competes in the womenâ€™s 4x100m medley relay
- Day 9 (Aug. 14): 6.9 million viewers â€“ Usain Bolt wins gold and Andre De Grasse wins bronze in the menâ€™s 100m
- Day 10 (Aug. 15): 3.5 million viewers â€“ Menâ€™s pole vault final
- Day 11 (Aug. 16): 3.6 million viewers â€“ Derek Drouin wins gold in menâ€™s high jump
- Day 12 (Aug. 17): 4.5 million viewers â€“ De Grasse challenges Bolt in the menâ€™s 200m semifinals
- Day 13 (Aug. 18): 7.2 million viewers â€“ Bolt wins gold and De Grasse wins silver in the menâ€™s 200m
- Day 14 (Aug. 19): 5.3 million viewers â€“ Bolt completes the â€œtriple-tripleâ€ by winning gold with Jamaicaâ€™s menâ€™s 4 x 100m relay team
- Day 15 (Aug. 20): 3.3 million viewers â€“ Melissa Bishop finishes just off the podium in the womenâ€™s 800m
- Day 16 (Aug. 21): 4.0 million viewers â€“ Tokyo 2020 offers a preview during the Rio 2016 Closing Ceremony
Over the course of Rio 2016, CBC/Radio-Canada and primary broadcast partners TSN and RDS, as well as Sportsnet, provided Canadians with 1275 hours of television coverage and more than 4000 hours of live streaming sport coverage.
From a media release:
ALL EYES ON GLOBAL: CANADIAN ORIGINAL PRIVATE EYES CAPTURES AN AVERAGE AUDIENCE OF 1.4 MILLION VIEWERS
- For Two Consecutive Weeks, Private Eyes is the #1 Thursday Night Drama
- Catch Up on Episodes of Private Eyes on GlobalTV.com and Global Go
Viewers canâ€™t escape Private Eyes, as the latest original Global series delivered an impressive 1.4 million average viewers (2+) with season to date data for the series premiere (May 26) and episode two (June 2). As the #1 drama on both nights, the witty PI series starring Jason Priestley and Cindy Sampson as Canadaâ€™s latest crime solving duo also won the 9 pm timeslot nationally.
The highly anticipated debut of Private Eyes had viewers buzzing on social media. The premiere episode was a Top 6 trending program Thursday night (May 26) on Twitter in both Canada and the US, with #PrivateEyes trending throughout the first two episodes. Online, Private Eyes continues to increase its audience on GlobalTV.com and Global Go, becoming the top property across both platforms.
On the next episode of Private Eyes (airing Thursday, June 9 at 9 pm ET/PT), Shade and Angie enter the adrenaline-charged world of high stakes horseracing when they are hired by a wealthy couple to track down their stolen prized possession and champion racehorse, Diamond Heist. As Shade and Angie work to find the stolen filly, they are drawn into a world of fixed races, animal activism, and black-market horse breeding. Meanwhile, Shade, never a stellar student, contemplates cheating on his upcoming P.I. exam, because as Angie insists, â€œno license, no job.â€
Private Eyes airs Thursdays at 9 pm ET/PT on Global. Viewers who missed an episode can catch up on Private Eyes following the broadcast the next day on GlobalTV.com and Global Go.
Source: Numeris Canada PPM Data, May 26 + June 2/16, Total Canada, A2+, STD as of June 6/16
From a media release:
CTVâ€™sÂ THE AMAZING RACE CANADAÂ confidently sprinted back to its position as the #1 program of the summer last night with more than 2 million viewers (preliminary overnight data) tuning into last nightâ€™s Season 3 premiere on CTV. Growing 7% in the key A25-54 demo and holding steady with total viewers versus the Season 2 premiere (2.03 million), the debut is the most-watched premiere of any series this summer and the #1 Canadian premiere of the 2014/15 broadcast season. In the episode, twelve teams from across Canada tackled challenges that tested their bodies and minds â€“ including a TSN broadcasting roadblock and chilly water obstacle course â€“Â before Jon Montgomery revealed thatÂ MaxÂ andÂ EliasÂ had been eliminated from the first leg of the race. Final data for last nightâ€™s season premiere will follow.
Also to note:
- THE AMAZING RACE CANADAÂ overwhelmingly wonÂ WednesdayÂ night among total viewers and key demos A18-49 and A25-54 nationally and was #1 for the night in Toronto and Edmonton among total viewers and A25-54.
- The series premiere was also up compared to last year with key female demos F18-34 (+12%), F18-49 (+13%), and F25-54 (+23%).
- In Toronto, the premiere delivered an amazing 9.2 rating for A18-34, up 39% over last yearâ€™s premiere.Â In the same demo,Â THE AMAZING RACE CANADAÂ had an impressive 32% share, translating to nearly 1 in 3 viewers watching TV were tuned into the premiere. The premiere also drew aÂ 7.1 rating for A18-49, up 8% from last year.
- In Montreal, the premiere delivered an impressive 8.1 rating for total viewers (8.8 for A25-54; 8.2 for A18-49; and 7.9 for A18-34).
- More than one in four adults in all key adult demos watching television in English Canada last night tuned into the broadcast.
- In addition, last nightâ€™s MASTERCHEF on CTV enjoyed a season-high audience of 1.69 million viewers.
On the next episode ofÂ THE AMAZING RACE CANADAÂ (Wednesday, July 15 at 9 p.m. ET/PTÂ on CTV and CTV GO),Â teams are surprised with an early adventure outside of Canada when they travel to South America. In Santiago, Chile, tensions run high and racers fly higher. Some teams struggle to communicate with the locals, while others express themselves with body language, as they race for a pair of Express passes.