Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Junior brings in good numbers

So I'm not sure what was the bigger Sunday night surprise: Calling a pass play on the one-yard line or the fact that more than 200,000 Canadians watched curling rather than the Super Bowl.

While the Super Bowl saw the largest Canadian TV audience in history with 9.2 million turning in at some point, the M+M Meat Shops Canadian Junior drew a respectable audience of 206,000. That's going head to head with the big football game.

To put that in perspective, that number is about the same as the Raptors get for a regular game.

That's pretty impressive and shows just how ingrained curling is in the fabric of this country. Either that or curlers aren't Katy Perry fans.

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