Curling outdraws NHL on TV

PAUL FRIESEN, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 6:12 PM ET

CHARLOTTETOWN, P.E.I. — Wednesday night’s curling grudge match between Jennifer Jones and Cathy Overton-Clapham drew more television viewers than the NHL game that followed.

An average audience of 647,000 people watched Overton-Clapham defeat Jones in the first meeting between the two since the Team Canada skip fired her third last year.

Viewership peaked at more than 1.1 million for the Overton-Clapham’s game-sealing final shot.

It’s the third highest rating for a round robin game in tournament history, and more than the Edmonton/Colorado NHL game that night, which drew an average 492,000.

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