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Acajack Mar 17, 2020 8:49 PM

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Originally Posted by esquire (Post 8864807)
^ I never thought of curling as a charity case or anything like that... it's a relatively low cost source of programming that seems to draw respectable numbers.

Total guess here, but I'd wager that the lack of SC coverage probably has more to do with the fact that curling demographics probably don't overlap much with Sportscentre demographics.

Perhaps "charity" is not the right term, but it just seems like curling on TSN is like Baby Duck and Mateus in the wine section of your liquor store. The staff aren't really into it, but they still carry it because there is a market for it.

Djeffery Mar 17, 2020 11:21 PM

I thought it was funny last Friday night that both Sportsnet and TSN were showing curling reruns.

thurmas Mar 18, 2020 12:40 AM

Well with the crisis and being the Winnipeg sports fan that I am I will watch the 1984 Grey Cup Cal Murphy's first Grey Cup win as boss of the Bombers with Tommy Clements at QB, Chris Walby, James Murphy, Willard Reaves, Tyrone Jones, Bob Cameron, Joe Poplawski man what a stacked team they were!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qKbicb21xaQ

and I will watch the 1987 smythe division semis where the Jets beat the Calgary Flames in 6 games

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kuyKNAYqyU8

thurmas Apr 10, 2020 7:53 PM

English Premier League in serious financial trouble due to covid-19 and could lose out on their 3 billion pounds a year tv deal.

https://www.winnipegfreepress.com/sp...569542852.html

JHikka May 1, 2020 9:13 PM

The 2020 @CFL Draft on TSN attracted an average audience of 73,000 viewers, more than doubling last year’s audience (+116%). This is the highest audience for a CFL Draft broadcast on TSN since 2014. A total of 428,000 unique Canadian viewers watched some or all of TSN’s coverage.

https://twitter.com/TSN_PR/status/1256323876419596288

Round 1 of the 2020 NFL Draft on @TSN_Sports attracted an average audience of 188,000 viewers, an increase of +125% compared to last year. This is the highest audience for an NFL Draft broadcast on TSN since 2012.

https://twitter.com/TSN_PR/status/1253793061940924416

Andy6 May 1, 2020 11:36 PM

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Originally Posted by Acajack (Post 8865118)
Perhaps "charity" is not the right term, but it just seems like curling on TSN is like Baby Duck and Mateus in the wine section of your liquor store. The staff aren't really into it, but they still carry it because there is a market for it.

You're not getting the coveted job in the U.S. based on tapes of your curling highlights reporting on Canadian cable.

Berklon May 2, 2020 4:01 AM

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Originally Posted by JHikka (Post 8910097)
Round 1 of the 2020 NFL Draft on @TSN_Sports attracted an average audience of 188,000 viewers, an increase of +125% compared to last year. This is the highest audience for an NFL Draft broadcast on TSN since 2012.

https://twitter.com/TSN_PR/status/1253793061940924416

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A total of 917,000 unique Canadian viewers watched some or all of TSN’s coverage on Thursday evening. The broadcast peaked with 303,900 viewers watching concurrently at 8:34 p.m. ET.
Damn impressive numbers.
I watched most of the first round and some of the later rounds - and the whole virtual production turned out better than I thought it would. I was expecting some major problems.

esquire May 2, 2020 3:45 PM

I'm sure the NHL draft will break records too... not much else going on in the sports world these days. Is there any way to watch the baseball going on in Asia?

JHikka May 2, 2020 4:01 PM

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Originally Posted by esquire (Post 8910650)
Is there any way to watch the baseball going on in Asia?

Not with any of our national sports providers.

One of the Taiwanese teams streams their home games on Twitter in English.

https://time.com/5822240/watch-taiwa...all-live-free/

esquire May 2, 2020 4:28 PM

^ Cool... thank you for that. Not just a pandemic thing, but I wish there was a little more sport from abroad shown on domestic television... but Twitter streams will do.

JHikka May 2, 2020 4:30 PM

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Originally Posted by esquire (Post 8910692)
^ Cool... thank you for that. Not just a pandemic thing, but I wish there was a little more sport from abroad shown on domestic television... but Twitter streams will do.

If you listen to certain people they'll have you believe that we have too much sport from abroad already on TSN/SN. :)

DAZN offers good international options during non-Pandemic times, and most eSports are available on Twitch.

suburbanite May 2, 2020 4:44 PM

"Abroad" and "American" are very different for some folks.

esquire May 2, 2020 6:29 PM

Are there actually any sports taking place in the USA right now to show?

JHikka May 2, 2020 7:07 PM

NASCAR and golf seem determined to start up soon.

esquire May 2, 2020 8:28 PM

I'll take 'em. But I'd settle for some Taiwanese baseball right now too.

JHikka May 2, 2020 11:46 PM

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Originally Posted by esquire (Post 8910871)
I'll take 'em. But I'd settle for some Taiwanese baseball right now too.

Let us know what you think of the cardboard cutout fans and the robots on the concourses. :tup:

JHikka May 8, 2020 1:07 PM

A lot of polling done by Angus Reid on the status of professional sports in Canada and their return during COVID:

http://angusreid.org/covid19-sports-empty-arenas/

Couple visuals:

https://i1.wp.com/angusreid.org/wp-c...ge-1.png?w=852

https://i2.wp.com/angusreid.org/wp-c...ge-3.png?w=904

https://i0.wp.com/angusreid.org/wp-c...ge-6.png?w=960

https://i0.wp.com/angusreid.org/wp-c...ati.png?w=1021

Acajack May 8, 2020 2:53 PM

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Originally Posted by suburbanite (Post 8910706)
"Abroad" and "American" are very different for some folks.

Indeed. Should we delve into that further? Most of us have some time on our hands!

VANRIDERFAN May 8, 2020 3:34 PM

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Originally Posted by Acajack (Post 8916061)
Indeed. Should we delve into that further? Most of us have some time on our hands!

Except for the NHL it seems that our Sports Networks target demographic has wholly bought into everything produced by the Excited States when it comes to sport.
And no I do not consider NBA and MLB Canadian sports entities at all, just the most recent evolution of the American Branch Plant mentality that has handcuffed this nation since confederation.

esquire May 8, 2020 3:49 PM

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Originally Posted by Acajack (Post 8916061)
Indeed. Should we delve into that further? Most of us have some time on our hands!

To be clear, I think what Canadian sports networks should show is sports (how revolutionary). If there aren't any Canadian sports to show, then look abroad. The US is fine, but the problem with that is that there aren't any sports that are taking place as yet, at least to my knowledge.

I know it takes some time to get broadcasting deals done and what not, but I'd be happy with Korean soccer and Taiwanese baseball. Even if I wouldn't watch it obsessively at least I'd feel like I was getting something for my cable fees.


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