A pair of entertaining playoff games produced the best TV ratings of the season for the CFL on Sunday.
The East Final between the Saskatchewan Roughriders and Toronto Argonauts is now the highest rated broadcast of 2017, posting an average viewership of 1.41 million on TSN. The Argos won a thriller 25-21 as Ricky Ray led a game-winning drive in the final minute after the Riders stormed back from a double-digit second-half deficit.
The West Final was just as good with the Calgary Stampeders and Edmonton Eskimos going down to the wire in a 32-28 Stampeders win. That game produced an average viewership of 1.34 million on TSN. It’s now the second-most watched game of the year.
Even TSN’s pre-game show did well, posting 660,000 and making it the third-most-watched sports program of the day after the two games. The CFL handily beat both the NFL and the NHL on Sunday.