Riders driving CFL TV ratings so far this season

The Saskatchewan Roughriders have been the straw that stirs the drink when it comes to the CFL’s TV ratings this season

The Riders second game in the new Mosaic Stadium last Saturday averaged 628,000 viewers on TSN – the best number of the week – despite the fact it started at 8 p.m. local time (10 p.m. EST.) The Riders were the top TV draw in the first two weeks of the season as well.

Saskatchewan is on a bye this week, meaning the numbers aren’t likely to get much of a bump from the season average of 502,000 viewers, down more than 15 per cent from last season’s 592,000.

Week 3 English language CFL ratings

Thursday
B.C. at Montreal: 362,000

Friday
Calgary at Winnipeg: 478,000

Saturday
Toronto at Ottawa: 453,000
Hamilton at Saskatchewan.: 628,000

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