We have your highlights of what will be aired on the Canadian Olympics Broadcast Media Consortium. It’s never easy to type that easily. I wish there was a shorter name for the Consortium. Anyway, here’s what you’ll see in Canada.
Day 15 Highlights: On the Road to Gold: Men’s Hockey Semifinals, Friday, Feb. 26DAY 15 – SCHEDULED SPORTS HIGHLIGHTS (SUBJECT TO CHANGE)
OLYMPIC DAYTIME/JEUX OLYMPIQUES EN JOURNÉE
· Hockey: Men’s Semifinal #1 – Hot goaltenders Miikka Kiprusoff and Ryan Miller go head-to-head as USA and Finland battle for an opportunity to play in the gold medal game (CTV, V/CPAC, CTVOlympics.ca, RDSolympiques.ca)
· Curling: Women’s Bronze Medal Game – Switzerland’s Mirjam Ott goes for a record third Olympic Games curling medal in the bronze medal game against China (Rogers Sportsnet, RDS, CTVOlympics.ca, RDSolympiques.ca)
· Long Track Speed Skating: Men’s and Ladies’ Team Pursuit – The Canadian Men’s team hopes to overthrow Sven Kramer and the Netherlands while the Ladies’ team looks to improve on its silver medal at Turin 2006 (TSN, RDS, APTN – Inuktitut, CTVOlympics.ca, RDSolympiques.ca)
OLYMPIC PRIME TIME/JEUX OLYMPIQUES AUX HEURES DE GRANDE ÉCOUTE
· Hockey: Men’s Semifinal #2 – Team Canada takes on Slovakia looking for a berth in the gold medal game (CTV, V/CPAC, OMNI – Italian/Cantonese/Punjabi, APTN, CTVOlympics.ca, RDSolympiques.ca)
· Curling: Women’s Gold Medal Game – Gold is at stake as Canada takes on Sweden, the defending Olympic Games champion (CTV, TSN, V/CPAC, RDS, CTVOlympics.ca, RDSolympiques.ca)
· Short Track Speed Skating: Men’s 500m – Charles Hamelin, 2009 World Champion, and François-Louis Tremblay, Turin 2006 silver medallist, look to hold off the Koreans on their way to the podium (CTV, Rogers Sportsnet, V/CPAC, RDS, CTVOlympics.ca, RDSolympiques.ca)
· Short Track Speed Skating: Ladies’ 1000m – After finishing 6th in the 500m at Vancouver 2010, Kalyna Roberge fights for a medal in the 1000m race (CTV, Rogers Sportsnet, V/CPAC, RDS, CTVOlympics.ca, RDSolympiques.ca)
· Short Track Speed Skating: Men’s 5000m Relay – Charles Hamelin, François Hamelin, François-Louis Tremblay and Olivier Jean look to dethrone South Korea, the reigning Olympic champions (CTV, Rogers Sportsnet, V/CPAC, RDS, CTVOlympics.ca, RDSolympiques.ca)
DAY 15 – ADDITIONAL HIGHLIGHTS (SUBJECT TO CHANGE)
· OLYMPIC MORNING – Jay Onrait and Ben Mulroney dive headfirst into conversation with Skeleton gold medallist Jon Montgomery, before Montgomery makes an appearance on OPRAH later in the day. Seamus O’Regan chats with King Harald V and Queen Sonja of Norway, who are in Whistler to cheer on Norway’s Winter Games athletes.
· LE RÉVEIL OLYMPIQUE – The always engaging David Pelletier, Olympic Games gold medallist in pairs Figure Skating, appears in-studio. With more than 20 years of biathlon experience under her belt, Martine Albert offers her take on the biathlon competition.
· ETALK and FASHIONTELEVISION – Lainey delivers the latest gossip from the Games and Jeanne Beker hits the lanes to bowl with DSQUARED2’s Dean and Dan Caten, closing ceremony designers.
· MOD LIVE @ THE BASE – Shortlisted Polaris Prize artist K’Naan waves his flag on MuchMusic’s Whistler set. He talks about what to expect during his show at the Whistler Medals Plaza that night. Later, JUNO winners Wintersleep drop by for a performance and to dish on what to expect from their next release. Grand Analog also stops by the show. Newfoundland’s Great Big Sea is featured in MuchMusic’s coverage of the Vancouver Victory ceremony.
And these are the ratings for Wednesday in Canada.
Vancouver 2010 Audience Day 13 Recap: 10.5 Million Viewers Watch Team Canada Defeat Russia
- – 8.2 million watch Canada win silver and gold in Women’s Bobsleigh on CTV –
– Men’s Hockey delivers Games-high 1.2 million viewers to V/CPAC –
– OLYMPIC PRIME TIME averages 6.7 million viewers –
– OLYMPIC MORNING grows day-to-day –
– CTVOlympics.ca and RDSolympiques.ca surpass 155 million page views –
Nearly two-thirds of the Canadian population watched some part of Team Canada’s 7-3 win over Russia last night. Reaching 21.6 million viewers, the game was watched on average by 10.5 million viewers (peaking at 13.3 million), making it one of the most-watched sporting events in Canadian history and just shy of Sunday’s historic audience for the CAN/USA game (10.6 million). The game was watched by 9.3 million viewers on CTV alone, and also delivered the highest Vancouver 2010 audience yet for V/CPAC, with 1.2 million viewers. After Day 13, 98.5% of the population – or 32,985,000 Canadians – have engaged with Vancouver 2010 coverage, according to Canada’s Olympic Broadcast Media Consortium’s CUME index.
Day 13 Average Audiences
OLYMPIC MORNING/LE RÉVEIL OLYMPIQUE 847,000
OLYMPIC DAYTIME/JEUX OLYMPIQUES EN JOURNÉE 2.7 million
OLYMPIC PRIME TIME/JEUX OLYMPIQUES AUX HEURES DE GRANDE ÉCOUTE 6.7 million
Additional Day 13 Highlights – Television
- Immediately following Men’s Hockey, 8.2 million viewers on CTV watched Kaillie Humphries and Heather Moyse win gold and Helen Upperton and Shelley-Ann Brown win silver in Women’s Bobsleigh. The full 50-minute event averaged 3.6 million viewers (including 1.1 million on Rogers Sportsnet) before peaking at 13 million viewers at 10:06 p.m. ET, when Canada’s gold and silver placements were announced. Bobsleigh also delivered 837,000 viewers for RDS.
- On TSN, Short Track Speed Skating was watched by 858,000 viewers for the Ladies’ 3000m Relay Finals and 848,000 viewers for the Men’s 500m Heats.
- Vancouverites are watching Games coverage more than any other market in the country. The average hours consumed so far by those reached in Vancouver is 32.3 hours/week, compared to 29.3/week in Calgary and 26/week in Toronto.
- Men’s Hockey pushed OLYMPIC PRIME TIME’s average audience to 6.7 million viewers, its second highest of the Games.
- OLYMPIC MORNING has seen its audience increase for two days in a row. Wednesday’s show was 8% higher than Tuesday, and 30% higher than Monday. The early morning show is averaging 1.05 million viewers through Day 13 of the Games.
- JEUX OLYMPIQUES AUX HEURES DE GRANDE ÉCOUTE delivered 727,000 viewers for V/CPAC, RDS and RIS, while JEUX OLYMPIQUES EN JOURNÉE was watched by 414,000 viewers.
Additional Day 13 Highlights – Online
- Total Games-to-date page views on CTVOlympics.ca and RDSolympiques.ca have now surpassed 155 million views, with Day 13 alone drawing 17.2 million views.
- At 9:45 p.m. ET last night, 125,000 people were watching video on the two sites as Team Canada defeated Russia 7-3.
- Top internal search was for news and information about figure skater Joannie Rochette, followed by Opening Ceremony, which has remained in the Top 2 search terms every day of the Games.
- Rochette was also the most-viewed athlete yesterday, followed by gold medallist Ashleigh McIvor, yesterday’s bronze medallist Clara Hughes, figure skating sensation and Brian Orser protégée Yu-Na Kim and Canadian curling skip Cheryl Bernard.
- Hockey tops the most-viewed sports, which has been in the first or second spot since the Games began. Other popular sports yesterday include Figure Skating, Long Track and Short Track Speed Skating, and Bobsleigh.
Top Five Television Events – Day 13
Total Viewers Event Time (PT) Channels
1. 10.5 million Men’s Hockey: CAN/RUS 16:35 CTV, V/CPAC, OMNI.1, OMNI.2, OMNI AB, OMNI BC, APTN
2. 3.6 million Women’s Bobsleigh 18:16 CTV, Sportsnet, RDS, RIS
3. 2.2 million Freestyle Skiing: Ladies’ Aerials Final 19:30 CTV, Sportsnet, RDS
4. 2 million Speed Skating: Ladies’ 5000m 13:00 CTV, TSN, RDS, RIS
5. 1.4 million Short Track Speed Skating: Ladies’ 3000m Finals 18:28 TSN, RDS
Television: BBM Canada
Online: Omniture unless otherwise indicated
That’s it for now.