Stampeders-Bombers showdown upstages Touchdown Atlantic in Week 6 CFL television ratings

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The undefeated showdown at IG Field between the Calgary Stampeders and Winnipeg Blue Bombers captured the attention of CFL fans on television in Week 6.

Calgary’s receivers let Bo Levi Mitchell down, with the best example being Kamar Jorden’s failure to catch a potential tying touchdown and allowing the ball to pop into the arms of Demerio Houston for a game-sealing interception. Winnipeg won 26-19 to improve to 6-0 for the first time since 1960 as the two-time defending Grey Cup champions made critical plays to earn the victory.

It was a back-and-forth affair with two quarterbacks who have Most Outstanding Player trophies on their resumes. The tight scoreline, star signal callers on each side and battle of the undefeateds drew in the three-down league’s biggest average TV audience on TSN. Over 100,000 more viewers watched Mike O’Shea’s group prevail in the Manitoba capital compared to the Touchdown Atlantic party with a football game in Wolfville, Nova Scotia.

The Blue Jays stole attention from the Roughriders and Argonauts matchup as the two went head-to-head on Sportsnet and TSN, respectively. Canada’s baseball team had 829,100 tuned in on Saturday afternoon while recording 1,040,600 and 1,034,600 for the first two games of the four-game series against the Kansas City Royals on Thursday and Friday. That Jays competition undoubtedly hurt the CFL’s numbers.

2022 Week 6 TV ratings:

Thursday
Edmonton at Montreal — 336,200

Friday
Calgary at Winnipeg — 598,100

Saturday
Saskatchewan vs. Toronto — 472,100

Ottawa at Hamilton — 410,400

Total Week 6 average: 454,200

(These numbers do not include viewership from RDS, TSN’s French-language affiliate.)