Originally Posted by FrankieFlowerpot
Unfortunately not - based on figures from BBM Canada
Last 4 years SB vs Grey Cup
6.44 million vs 5.46 million
7.28 million vs 4.38 million
6.53 million vs 4.94 million
6.01 million vs 5.08 million
I think the move from OTA to strictly cable has hurt the Grey Cup vs Super Bowl numbers. Eventhough so called "experts" in sports broadcast may disagree, being on broadcast TV still gives a sport more credibility to the casual viewer. Case in point (Canada only)
NBA, MLB not on CTV or CBC - viewership very poor (despite what the shrills on the FAN 590 say)
NHL is on CBC - viewership through the roof
NFL is on CTV - viewership very good
CFL is on TSN exclusively and numbers are very good, but think how much better they would be if the playoffs and Grey Cup were simulcasted on CTV main network.
These are just my observations, but I will maintain that the CFL made a poor choice not negotiating with TSN to have the Grey Cup on the main broadcast network.