We’ll have a couple of more CTV press releases to give you over the next couple of days, but this will wrap up the upcoming attractions for the Canada Olympic Broadcast Media Consortium until 2012 in London. So here go. Last time for what’s on CTV and its other networks.
Day 17 Highlights: Sunday, Feb. 28 – Redemption. Revenge. Rematch. Canada vs. USA for Men’s Hockey Gold
DAY 17 – SCHEDULED SPORTS HIGHLIGHTS (SUBJECT TO CHANGE)
OLYMPIC DAYTIME / JEUX OLYMPIQUES EN JOURNÉE
• Hockey: Men’s Gold Medal Game – Team Canada faces off against its biggest rival, Team USA, for Olympic Games hockey supremacy (CTV, TSN, Rogers Sportsnet, NTV, V/CPAC, RDS, OMNI –Italian/Cantonese/Punjabi, APTN, THE FAN Radio Network, Corus Québec, CTVOlympics.ca, RDSolympiques.ca)
• Cross-Country Skiing: Men’s 50km Mass Start – Two-time World Cup bronze medallist Alex Harvey and World Cup gold medallist Ivan Babikov race to put Canada on the podium (Rogers Sportsnet, OLN, RDS, RIS Info Sports, APTN, CTVOlympics.ca, RDSolympiques.ca)
• Spirit in Motion: The Paralympic Journey to Vancouver – This one-hour program follows the journey of six athletes who will represent Canada at the Vancouver 2010 Paralympic Winter Games. The documentary includes profiles on Kimberly Joines, who competes in alpine skiing on a mono-ski (a plastic seat fixed on a single ski) and sledge hockey player Todd Nicholson (CTV, NTV, RDS, CTVOlympics.ca, RDSolympiques.ca)
• Bell Fan Choice Awards / Le choix des Fans Bell – The fans have voted and now the best Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games moments will be revealed in the following eight categories: Best Opening Ceremony Moment, Best Fan Outfit, Best Hug, Best Move, Best Dance, Best Oh No! Moment, Best Winning Reaction, and Best Canadian Moment (CTV, NTV, RDS, CTVOlympics.ca, RDSolympiques.ca)
OLYMPIC PRIME TIME / JEUX OLYMPIQUES AUX HEURES DE GRANDE ÉCOUTE
• Closing Ceremony – Canada bids farewell to the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games after 17 days of riveting competition and unforgettable moments (CTV, TSN, Rogers Sportsnet, OLN, NTV, V/CPAC, RDS, RIS Info Sports, OMNI-Italian/Portuguese/Mandarin/ Cantonese, ATN-Punjabi/Jaya, APTN, CTVOlympics.ca, RDSolympiques.ca)
DAY 17 – ADDITIONAL HIGHLIGHTS (SUBJECT TO CHANGE)
• OLYMPIC MORNING – Mark Messier appears in studio to prep Canadians for the biggest hockey game Canada has ever seen, while Jamie Salé and David Pelletier drop by to discuss their highlights of the Games
• LE RÉVEIL OLYMPIQUE – Jasey-Jay Anderson appears in studio after competing in Saturday’s Parallel Giant Slalom event. Nathalie Lambert, Chef de Mission for Vancouver 2010, offers her overall perspective on the Games on the last day of competition. Also featured is a countdown of the most heartwarming moments of Vancouver 2010.
• ETALK and FASHIONTELEVISION – Tanya Kim talks to music sensation Usher in Whistler about his latest projects and the ETALK and FT team gives viewers the ultimate entertainment round-up from the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games.
• MOD LIVE @ THE BASE – MuchMusic says goodbye to Whistler in style from the Garibaldi Lift Co. While recapping the highlights from Vancouver 2010, one of the VJs claims gold as the winner of the VJ challenge.
And this is the listing of the ratings in Canada for Friday.
Vancouver 2010 Day 15 Audience Recap: 9.7 Million Watch Team Canada Defeat Slovakia
- – 6.8 million see Cheryl Bernard win silver in Women’s Curling –
– Three-medal day in Short Track Speed Skating delivers millions on TSN, RDS and Rogers Sportsnet –
– OLYMPIC PRIME TIME reaches record high average audience for second day in a row with 7.7 million viewers –
– CTVOlympics.ca and RDSolympiques.ca approach 200 million page views –
- Team Canada’s thrilling win over Slovakia last night peaked at 12.25 million viewers in the final minute when goaltender Roberto Luongo preserved the 3-2 victory by deflecting away a shot from his Vancouver Canucks teammate Pavol Demitra. Averaging 9.7 million viewers, the game becomes the third most-watched sporting event of Vancouver 2010, watched in some part by 20.5 million Canadians, or 61% of the population. More than 8.4 million viewers watched on CTV alone, while another 1.2 million watched on V/CPAC. With two days left to go before the end of the 2010 Winter Games, 98.8% of the country’s population – or 33,103,000 Canadians – have engaged with Vancouver 2010 coverage, according to Canada’s Olympic Broadcast Media Consortium’s CUME index.
**NOTE: A technical error in the processing of data from BBM Canada yesterday resulted in audiences that were offset by 30 minutes. Therefore, certain audience reporting Friday was incorrect, most significantly for Women’s Hockey. The accurate audience for Canada’s gold medal win was 7.5 million viewers and becomes the fourth most-watched sporting event of the Games. View the updated release here.
Day 15 Average Audiences
OLYMPIC MORNING/LE RÉVEIL OLYMPIQUE 951,000
OLYMPIC DAYTIME/JEUX OLYMPIQUES EN JOURNÉE 3 million
OLYMPIC PRIME TIME/JEUX OLYMPIQUES AUX HEURES DE GRANDE ÉCOUTE 7.7 million
Additional Day 15 Highlights – Television
- Once again, the Consortium’s full-day audience was more than 4 million viewers per average minute. Nearly 83% of the Canadian population watched Vancouver 2010 coverage yesterday on television, representing 27,763,000 viewers.
- 18.9 million Canadians sampled Friday’s gold medal match in Women’s Curling, in which Canada’s Cheryl Bernard and her rink won silver. Watched on average by 6.8 million viewers (with 1.8 million viewers on TSN alone), overall coverage peaked at 11.3 million viewers.
- On Sportsnet, the Men’s 500m and Men’s 5000m Relay Short Track Speed Skating finals attracted more than two million viewers each. On RDS, 1.06 million watched the Ladies’ 1000m quarter-finals.
- On Day 15, OLYMPIC PRIME TIME reached a new record high, with 7.7 million viewers watching on average throughout the eight-hour program from 6 p.m.-2 a.m. ET.
- OLYMPIC MORNING has now reached more than 24 million viewers.
- JEUX OLYMPIQUES AUX HEURES DE GRANDE ÉCOUTE delivered 1.05 million viewers for V/CPAC, RDS and RIS Info Sports, while JEUX OLYMPIQUES EN JOURNÉE was watched by 485,000 viewers.
Additional Day 15 Highlights – Online
- On Day 15, CTVOlympics.ca and RDSolympiques.ca again saw more than
- 2 million videos viewed on the sites.*
- For the fourth day in a row, there were more than 15 million page views (15.6 million) on the sites.
- Total page views for the Games now total 187.1 million.
- Top on demand videos for Day 15: #1 Women’s CAN/USA Gold Medal Game Highlights, #2 Women’s Hockey CAN/SWE Highlights (9th day in a row), #3 Bronze Medallist Joannie Rochette’s Free Skate, #4 Gold Medallist Yu-Na Kim’s Free Skate and #5 Joannie Rochette’s OLYMPIC MORNING Interview with Beverly Thomson.
- Concurrent video streams maxed at 88,781 during the Men’s Hockey CAN/SVK semifinal game.*
- Most-viewed athlete information on Day 15 was for Joannie Rochette. Canadian Curling Skip Cheryl Bernard is in the Top 5 for the 10th day in a row, followed by Men’s Skip Kevin Martin. Yu-Na Kim and Canadian snowboarder Kimiko Zakreski round out the Top 5.
Top Five Television Events – Day 15
Total Viewers Event Time (PT) Channels
1. 9.7 million Men’s Hockey: CAN/SVK 18:35 CTV, V/CPAC, OMNI.1, OMNI.2, OMNI AB, OMNI BC, APTN
2. 6.8 million Women’s Curling: CAN/SWE 15:06 CTV, V/CPAC, TSN, RDS
3. 3 million Short Track Speed Skating: Men’s 500m Finals 19:17 Sportsnet, RDS
4. 2.54 million Short Track Speed Skating: Ladies’ 1000m Quarter-finals 18:17 Sportsnet, RDS
5. 2.46 million Short Track Speed Skating: Men’s 5000m Relay Finals 19:54 Sportsnet, RDS
Television: BBM Canada
Online: Omniture unless otherwise indicated
That does it for now.