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Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Massive ratings boost in Canada for Blue Jays playoff games.

Though their unforgettable season came to a close on Friday, the Toronto Blue Jays remain ratings winners. Game 6 of the American League Championship Series between the Blue Jays and the Kansas City Royals delivered Sportsnet’s largest audience in network history with an average audience of 5.12 million viewers tuning in on October 23 to cheer on Canada’s team in their last game of the 2015 postseason. Overall, more than 12 million people watched some part of Friday’s broadcast – more than 1 in 3 Canadians.

Thursday, October 15, 2015

Fraley: The 53 minutes that changed the Rangers’ destiny

“We won the West when nobody thought we would do anything. I’m more proud of how those guys played all year long.”

Banister backed up his words. In the somber post-game clubhouse, he hugged each player, thanking him for his contributions and speaking of bigger days to come.

For the moment, Banister admitted, “it hurts.”

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

SBNation: 9% of Canada watched Troy Tulowitzki’s 12-pitch battle with Andrew Miller

Some staggering stats have been sent by Sportsnet since the Blue Jays’ huge trade-deadline moves, but nothing as mind-boggling as this: 3.14 million people tuned in on Sportsnet’s broadcast of the game against the Yankees at 10:19 pm on Friday, when Troy Tulowitzki was engaged in a 12-pitch battle against Andrew Miller.



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