Hockey ratings through roof
By QMI Agency
CTV's Olympic coverage ratings went through the proverbial roof when Sidney Crosby and his Canadian teammates took to the ice for a men's hockey game against Switzerland on Thursday. (ANDRE FORGET/QMI Agency)
Now just imagine how many people are going to watch Sunday's hockey showdown with the Americans.
The men's hockey game between Canada and Switzerland Thursday — seen by many as a tune-up for the Canadians, though it turned into a thriller — averaged 6.8 million viewers, CTV says.
Ratings peaked at 12 million during the shootout, during which Sidney Crosby scored the game winner.
Other ratings numbers from CTV include:
-Alexandre Bilodeau's gold medal-winning run: 7.3 million
-Jenn Heil's silver medal-winning run: 6.6 million
-Kristina Groves' bronze medal-winning run: 5 million