TORONTO (June 11, 2019) Connecting fans from all across the country, last night’s Game 5 of the NBA Finals reached 13.4 million Canadians and averaged 6.4 million viewers on Sportsnet and Citytv. It is now the most-watched program ever for Rogers Media, the largest audience ever for an NBA game in Canada (up 1.9 million from the previous high), and the most-watched program on TV in Canada this broadcast and calendar year (up 11% over The Big Bang Theory finale).
- Audience levels peaked at 8.5 million at 11:32 p.m. ET as the game was coming down to the wire
- Sportsnet.ca and the Sportsnet app had 1.2 million unique visitors and 1.7 million total visits yesterday
- Game 5 had a national share of 22.8% across Sportsnet, Sportsnet ONE and Citytv
- In the Toronto market – the centre of Jurassic Park – Game 5 recorded a 40.2% share on Sportsnet Ontario and a 17.9% share on Citytv Ontario
- Excluding Olympic broadcasts, it ranks in the Top 10 most-watched sports broadcasts on record in Canada
- Ranks as the 21st most-watched sports broadcast on record in Canada
Source: Numeris; Ind.2+; Total Canada
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