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2015 MLS TV Ratings

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Week One:          Vancouver v Toronto - TSN - 353,000

Week Two:          Chicago v Vancouver - TSN - 96,000

                            Columbus v Toronto - TSN2 - 58,000

Week Three:       Orlando v Vancouver - TSN - unknown (did not crack top 30, less than 120,000)

Week Four:         Montreal v Orlando - TSN3/5

                            Vancouver v Portland - TSN

                            RSL v Toronto - Sportsnet - all unknown (did not crack top 30, less than 130,000)

Week Five:          Vancouver v LA - TSN - 109,000

                            Chicago v Toronto - Sportsnet One - 90,000

Week Six:            San Jose v Vancouver - TSN2 - unknown (did not crack top 25, less than 109,000)

Week Seven:       Dallas v Toronto - TSN4/5

                            RSL v Vancouver - TSN1/3 - both unknown (did not crack top 22, less than 104,000)

Week Eight:         Vancouver v DC - TSN - unknown (did not crack top 23, less than 120,000)

                            Orlando v Toronto - TSN2 - 48,000

Week Nine:          Philadelphia v Toronto - TSN4 - 75,000

                            Portland v Vancouver - TSN - 110,000

Week Ten:           Montreal v Portland - TSN - unknown (did not crack top 21, less than 92,000)

                            Vancouver v Philly - TSN1 - unknown (did not crack top 21, less than 92,000)

                            Toronto v Houston - TSN - 193,000

Week Eleven:      Montreal v RSL - TSN

                            Vancouver v Seattle - TSN1

                            New England v Toronto - Sportsnet One (?) - no ratings found for this week

Week Twelve:      Toronto v Portland - TSN

                            Colorado v Vancouver - TSN1 - no ratings found for this week

Week Thirteen:    Toronto v San Jose - TSN4/5 - 126,000

                            Vancouver v RSL - TSN1/3 - unknown (did not crack top 15, less than 99,000)

Week Fourteen:   Montreal v Vancouver - TSN1/5

                             DC v Toronto - Sportsnet 360

                             LA v Vancouver - TSN2 - all unknown (did not crack top 20, less than 126,000)

Week Fifteen:       WWC time - no games on national TV

Week Sixteen:      RBNY v Vancouver - TSN2

                             Toronto v NYCFC - Sportsnet 360 - both unknown (did not crack top 15, less than 100,000)

Week Seventeen: Toronto v Montreal - TSN - midweek game, no ratings reported

                             Toronto v DC - ??

                             New England v Vancouver - TSN2 - both unknown (did not crack top 19, less than 105,000)

Week 18:              Colorado v Vancouver - TSN - 195,000

                             LA v Toronto - Sportsnet 360 - unknown (did not crack top 18, less than 100,000)

Week 19:              Montreal v Columbus - TSN2 - unknown (did not crack top 27, less than 108,000)

                             NYCFC v Toronto - TSN - 138,000

                             Vancouver v Sporting KC - TSN1 - unknown (did not crack top 27, less than 108,000)

Week 20:              Toronto v Philadelphia - TSN - 141,000

                             Portland v Vancouver - TSN - 132,000

Week 21:              Columbus v Toronto - Sportsnet 360

                             Vancouver v San Jose - TSN2 - both unknown (did not crack top 25, less than 131,000)

Week 22:               New England v Toronto - Sportsnet 360 - 74,000

                              Seattle v Vancouver - TSN1 - 129,000

Week 23:               Toronto v Orlando - TSN - midweek game, no ratings reported

                              Toronto v Sporting KC - TSN - 112,000

                              Montreal v DC United - TSN2 - unknown (did not crack top 26, less than 105,000)

                              Vancouver v RSL - TSN - 182,000

Week 24:               RBNY v Toronto - TSN2

                              Sporting KC v Vancouver - TSN2 - both unknown (did not crack top 24, less than 105,000)

Week 25:               Toronto v Orlando - TSN - 110,000

                              Vancouver v Dallas - TSN1 - 152,000

Week 26:               Toronto v Montreal - TSN - 150,000

                              Houston v Vancouver - TSN - 104,000

Week 27:               Seattle v Toronto - TSN2 - unknown (did not crack top 22, less than 137,000)

Week 28:               Vancouver v Colorado - TSN1 - midweek game, no ratings reported

                              Toronto v New England - Sportsnet 360 - 50,000

Week 29:               NYCFC v Toronto - TSN - midweek game, no ratings reported

                              Toronto v Colorado - TSN1/4 - 101,000

                              Vancouver v Seattle - TSN1/4 - 138,000

Week 30:               Montreal v Chicago - TSN - midweek game, no ratings reported

                              Toronto v Chicago - TSN4/5 - unknown (did not crack top 26, less than 119,000)

                              Montreal v DC United - TSN2 - unknown (did not crack top 26, less than 119,000)

                              Vancouver v NYCFC - TSN1 - 122,000

Week 31:               Toronto v Philadelphia - Sportsnet 360 - unknown (did not crack top 25, less than 103,000)

                              San Jose v Vancouver - TSN1/4/5 - 121,000

Week 32:               Vancouver v Dallas - TSN - midweek game, no ratings reported

Week 33:               Toronto v RBNY - TSN - midweek game, no ratings reported

                              Dallas v Vancouver - TSN - midweek game, no ratings reported

                              Toronto v Columbus - TSN1/4 - unknown (did not crack top 20, less than 145,000)

                              New England v Montreal - TSN2 - unknown (did not crack top 20, less than 145,000)

Week 34:               Montreal v Toronto - TSN4/5 - 173,000

                              Vancouver v Houston - TSN2 - unknown (did not crack top 22, less than 148,000)

PLAYOFFS:

Midweek Play-in:   Montreal v Toronto - TSN1/4/5 - 263,000
                                                                  RDS    -  319,000

Weekend 1:            Portland v Vancouver - TSN1 

                               Montreal v Columbus - TSN1 - both unknown (did not crack top 25, less than 202,000)

Weekend 2:            Columbus v Montreal - TSN1 - unknown (did not crack top 24, less than 125,000)

                               Vancouver v Portland - TSN1 - 153,000

MLS Cup:               Columbus v Portland - TSN1/4 - 87,000

Edited by masster

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As I said before, the ratings were sky high thanks to curling. Everyone who thought that it would be watched by a record crowd said that because it was between two big curling matches helped.

 

Was that case last year as well?  TFC had over 300K viewers in their first two games.   

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Montreal vs Orlando has less than 130.000 viewers yet 138K watch Bulgaria vs Italy? WTF

 

Impact would get better numbers on RDS. And IIRC, it was on like TSN5, so only one of the 4  TSN "regionals", so if you only have one TSN and are living West of Pembroke-Petawawa, you watched something else. Bulgaria-Italy was on all Sportsnet regionals.  And you have a lot of Italo-Canadians who will watch it.

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I did not know that. I obviously understand a lot of Italo-Canadians would watch it, but I'd think they would also watch Montreal or TFC. That first half was pretty nice.

 

I do think that they would rather watch Italy or their Itlaian club than watching MLS. I don't get your argument.

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I'm just surprised by those awful ratings. That was a great first half to watch. MLS wants to become a top league, but not even Americans nor Canadians take it seriously, looking at those ratings.

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No mention of the Caps Saturday night game but TFC v ORL drew 48 000. Up against a dreadful Raps game 4 that was over by the time TFC kicked off and the Sens vs Habs 2nd and 3rd periods.

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No mention of the Caps Saturday night game but TFC v ORL drew 48 000. Up against a dreadful Raps game 4 that was over by the time TFC kicked off and the Sens vs Habs 2nd and 3rd periods.

Yes. You can see the first post of the thread where I am tracking everything.

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I would be interested to see a comparison between numbers when MLS is on the main TSN channel vs. TSN2 which is buried deep in most people's cable packages (if they get it at all). I suspect the games on TSN's main channel would be regularly higher

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How do they count viewers? Is it still mostly statistical sampling or do they get feedback from the networks as to how much is watched? Does PVRing games count?

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How do they count viewers? Is it still mostly statistical sampling or do they get feedback from the networks as to how much is watched? Does PVRing games count?

From what I've heard PVR does not count in the US or Canada, which is crazy because I always watch sports on PVR delay.

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Week 13 ratings: https://ca.sports.yahoo.com/blogs/eh-game/the-great-canadian-ratings-report--memorial-cup-final-a-big-hit-181200698.html

 

It seems like Chris Zelkovich must have been on vacation or something, because no ratings were posted for a couple of weeks. If somebody knows of someplace else to look for ratings for Week 11 and 12, please let me know. Thanks

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