Canadians are engaging in the Olympic Winter Games like never before

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by Erin Richards

February 11, 2014 (ISN) – CBC/Radio-Canada is providing Canadians with unprecedented access to Olympic content across all TV, digital and mobile platforms, with 28 million Canadians having tuned-in to some part of Olympic content on either a French or English platform since February 6 (81% of all Canadians). Of the 28 million Canadians, 9% tuned in to watch on a digital platform.

CBC’s Sochi 2014 OLYMPIC DAYTIME posted 10% higher than Olympic Daytime for Day 2 in Vancouver 2010. Vancouver 2010’s Olympic Daytime ran 12 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. EST with all content available live, and posted a 2+ audience of 3.030 million on Day 2 on CTV only. CBC posted a 2+ audience of 3.325 million for its OLYMPIC DAYTIME program (10 a.m. – 3 p.m., all live content).

TELEVISION NUMBERS

Opening Ceremony (Feb 7)

• 19 million Canadians watched the live or an encore presentation of the opening ceremony on either a French of English platform.

Day 1 (Feb. 8)

• 21.7 million Canadians tuned in to any Olympic content on either a French or English platform (17.6 on English alone)

Day 2 (Feb. 9)

• 22.75 million Canadians tuned in to any Olympic content on either a French or English platform (18.6 on English alone).

HIGHLIGHTS

• On Feb. 8, the audience peaked at 2:38 p.m. EST on CBC with 3.859 million viewers (the end of Kirsten Moore-Towers and Dylan Moscovitch’s pairs free skate performance for the Figure Skating Team Competition).

• On Feb. 9, the peak minute was 12:44 p.m. EST on CBC with a 2+ audience of 4.844 million (the end of Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir’s free dance performance for the Figure Skating Team Competition).

DIGITAL

As of 2 p.m. EST on February 10:

• The CBC Olympic Games app that was launched on January 30 has surpassed over 1 million downloads.

• Canadians have streamed just under 1.4 million hours of Live and On-demand video on the CBC Olympics website, with almost 450,000 hours viewed during the day of the Opening Ceremonies.

Sources: BBM Canada, Adobe SiteCatalyst, Apple, and Google

Please note that daily ratings information will be distributed daily.

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