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Tuesday, November 27, 2012

NOT A RATINGS RECORD

TORONTO - Television ratings for the 100th Grey Cup game between the Toronto Argonauts and the Calgary Stampeders fell short of the modern national record set in 2009, according to overnight data from BBM Canada.

An average audience of 5.8 million viewers on TSN and RDS tuned in to see the Argonauts beat the Stampeders 35-22 at home.

The average of 5.5 million viewers on TSN is the largest English audience for the game since a new ratings measurement system caused sports TV ratings to skyrocket. But the overall average falls short of the 6.1 million total viewers who watched Montreal beat Saskatchewan shortly after the new system was introduced in 2009. The numbers for that game were buoyed by a larger audience on French-language RDS.

The overall numbers for the 100th Grey Cup are up 28 per cent from the 4.6 million viewers who tuned in to see B.C. beat Winnipeg in last year's final in Vancouver.

The ratings for the Vanier Cup were also released Monday, with an average of 910,000 viewers tuning in to see Laval rout McMaster 37-14 in the Canadian university football championship. That was up 38 per cent from the 660,000 viewers who tuned in last year.

© 2012 The Canadian Press

21 comments:

Anonymous said...

oh if the riders were in it 150 million people would have watched. the NFL would have just cancelled games cause they knew if the riders were playing no one would watch their games. riders, riders, riders.....blah, blah blah. can't wait til the hype starts and they are 6 games under .500 and don't make the playoffs next year. oh the whining will be magnificent. your QB is not good enough, neither is the talent around him. your D coordinator couldn't stop a nose bleed and the fans will be second guessing everything the way you fanatical morons always do. it will be great entertainment that is for sure.

Anonymous said...

Why so negative this early in the morning, chump?

Patrick

Anonymous said...

To the first anon;
What a rant, but you are right on one thing. The DC needs replacing.

BB

Chris said...

The first post is the definition of an internet troll. If you don't want to hear about Rider news, then stay away from sites dedicated to Rider news. Problem solved.

Anonymous said...

That wasn't a Riders story in the least. If anything, the mention of the Roughriders was more about the Als because of the RDS numbers.

Why so serious? Have your cups of coffee and feel better.

Anonymous said...

When you get that kind of numbers viewing it's really too bad that the Stamps only showed up for their introductions qwhere they made complete asses of themselves then went downhill from there. As far as excitement goes that game was one of the poorest Grey Cups in years.

Veeseven

Anonymous said...

In all honesty there would have to be significant changes for the Riders to get anywhere near the Grey Cup in 2013. Again we don't know who they are bringing in or what they're doing with Free Agency.

The consensus would be they are just not good enough. There was a good article in the Toronto Star about Chris Jones. Not only is he a Coordinator, but apparently he's quite the talent finder. That is the key in CFL football. There is no such thing as a rebuild. It's evaluating talent and then immediately finding replacements. Running Backs are on every corner in the U.S same as Receivers. This is so hard to be a Rider fan knowing they need bigger play makers yet can't find them. They can't find Defensive Ends either.

You are right. In the current state with past precedant to go by the Riders are good for 8-9 wins and third place in the West. That's to far to climb to win Grey Cups.

Riders on the Storm said...

We were 52 seconds away from advancing to the West final and we would have beat BC to get to the Grey Cup. Don't tell me we weren't talented enough! I will be majorly dissapointed if we do not win the 2013 Grey Cup. Stay positive RIDER NATION!!

Anonymous said...

You weren't talented enough because you didn't make it. I mean that's the reality. It's the same as Darian Durant saying the team was 4 pts away from winning Grey Cups. The reality is they didn't and the reality is poor coaching/communication, and having a player on the field not knowing the situation cost the game. It's how it ends up. To keep trying is fooling yourself. You want close go play horse shoes.

It's all personnel management. I think Darian is a good QB, but he has to be in a situation to be successful. The team finished right where it should have. If you look at Toronto - Jim Barker, Milanovich and Chris Jones all come off of that Don Mathews coaching tree. Those guys are all football 24/7 so the aspect of community involvement, kissing the media's butts, going for barbecues and glad handing doesn't play with them. They are there to win football games and they did.

Come to think of that Kent Austin was like that, and he learned it was best to leave while on top before they turn on you here.

Obama

Anonymous said...

I agree, we haven't had a DE since Chick and Baggs left. Everybody else has 2 excellent ones. Winnipeg's rookie receiver Chris Mathews took about half an exhibition game to fit into their system and as quick as Calgary's Mo Price came off their injury list he was a big time threat. The Riders? Well, last year we signed about 8 receivers with NFL experience. Most of them fell flat on their face and it took about 14 games for one of them (Taj Smith) to surface as a maybe. We've spent three years trying to find a spot where we can use Shomari Williams without hurting the team while B.C. replaces Soloman Eliminium with no problem.
This all falls on upper management. They do a great job of selling T-shirts but football related stuff. Not so good,
I don't know if it's our recruiting or our schemes but something has to change.

BB

ryan said...

the riders are a better team talent wise then the stamps but the stamps are more experinced but the lucky breaks happened for the stamps the riders will be a way better team next year 3 more wins

Anonymous said...

To all of you guys drinking green lemonaid out there. Check out Vanstone's latest column in the Leader-Post. When the Riders are the topic it's not often he calls a spade a spade but he does today.

Anonymous said...

2012 Gery Cup, Boring ! Did not live up to the hype with people just plain out losing Interest. Most people In big markets(Toronto) just don't give a sh*t about Canadian football and could Cate less.

Anonymous said...

How can you say they are better talent wise when they lost to the team that go to the Grey Cup final.

I guess you can use the maxim of talent will lose to hard work everytime when talent doesn't work hard. Again then who is responsible for that?

Obama

Anonymous said...

obama its not worth it. they would cut off their nose to spite their face. every rider team is more talented, more athletic and wholesome than every other team EVER. its just some bad luck, or gosh darn it a bad bounce here and there. "IF" is the most important word in their vocabulary. if this happened, if that team didn't show up....if my aunt had a d*ck she would be my uncle. you can't fix stupid
signed, Boo Radley
its officially a comment now cause there is a name on it

Anonymous said...

AS usual, obama trys to say something and it comes out as jibberish. But now I just realized why. He's jar jar binks' long lost brother! Neil

Anonymous said...

So, the haters are on here spouting dribble to get the fans fired up. Appears to be working. I guess if you have no life that passes as fun. Why do you bother? As for obama, he's back, fresh off that holiday to Hedonism 11 with mom and sis and full of his own hate for the Riders. Can't figure some people out.

Anonymous said...

Most of the people on here have the attention span of Boo Radley.

Anonymous said...

To the last 2 anons. Take off you're green glasses, or are you really happy with a 9/9 team? Because without changes that's where this team will top out.

Anonymous said...

Here's from the above Argos story right from the GM of the Argos
"When you take a job, you've got two or three years to do it or they fire you,'' said general manager Jim Barker.

So you tell me if the Riders starting at the CEO level are getting it done. You can only live off of 2007 for so long.

Anonymous said...

The haters on here are the same people of whom if they had to wait mroe than two minutes for a tim Hortons coffee, they go ballistic or are too cheap to buy rider tickets to just one game or bitch about the schedule or drive mini vans and think they look cool or drive them like its a bus semi trailer and could ont drive one if their life depended on it.