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October 14, 2014 18:34 ET

The NHL Drives Record Viewership at TVA Sports

MONTREAL, QUEBEC--(Marketwired - Oct. 14, 2014) - With the National Hockey League arriving on its airwaves, TVA Sports is proud to announce record viewership for the past week. On Saturday night, the channel reached new heights, reaching a peak of 1.3 million viewers who watched the Montreal Canadiens comeback to beat the Philadelphia Flyers, an average of 784,000 viewers and a 26.6% market share. Last Wednesday, during the Canadiens season opening game, TVA Sports attracted an average of 925,000 viewers, or a 25.5% market share, reaching a peak of more than 1.2 million.

"TVA Sports has confirmed its status as the number one hockey destination in Quebec. We experienced our largest viewership week to date and, of course, we are extremely happy," says Serge Fortin, TVA Sports Vice-President. "Given Quebecers' response to our programming, we believe that TVA Sports will reach two million subscribers very soon."

Digital is also a huge success

Fan reaction to the channel's multiplatform offer was also very enthusiastic. More than 83,000 fans have already downloaded the TVA Sports and TVA Sports Hockey applications.

The next NHL games coming to TVA Sports

Tuesday, October 14: 7:30 pm - Colorado Avalanche vs. Toronto Maple Leafs - TVA Sports
Wednesday, October 15: 8 pm - Boston Bruins vs. Detroit Red Wings - TVA Sports
Friday, October 17: 7:30 pm - Detroit Red Wings vs. Toronto Maple Leafs - TVA Sports 2
Saturday, October 18: La Super soirée LNH 6 pm - La Super soirée LNH : Avant-match - TVA Sports
7 pm - Colorado Avalanche vs. Montreal Canadiens - TVA Sports
10 pm - Tampa Bay Lightning vs. Vancouver Canucks - TVA Sports 2
Sunday, October 19: 5 pm - San Jose Sharks vs. New York Rangers - TVA Sports

About TVA Sports

TVA Sports is Quebec's #1 hockey destination, as well as the indispensible French-language station for sports fans. As an official French-language broadcaster of the National Hockey League (NHL) in Canada for the next 12 years, TVA Sports will air over 275 NHL games in the 2014-2015 season, including all Montreal Canadiens Saturday night games, the playoff series (including Montreal Canadiens games), the Stanley Cup Finals, as well as special events. TVA Sports will also present 55 QMJHL and CHL games, including the Memorial Cup. In the past few years, the station has also reached broadcast agreements with several prestige properties such as the National Football League (NFL), Major League Baseball (MLB), the Toronto Blue Jays, the Montreal Impact, GYM, the Interbox Group, the IndyCar Series, the Champions League, the Europa League, ATP and WTA tennis, the Davis Cup and Fed Cup, the Quebec City and Montreal Cycling Grand Prix, the Red Bull Crashed Ice, the Red Bull Signature Series and the Dew Tour. Starting this fall, TVA Sports will support its sports programming with shows focusing on Quebec's favourite sports (including hockey) with hosts like Louis Jean (Le Premier Trio), Dave Morissette (Dave Morissette en direct) and Sébastien Benoît (Le Fanatik).

Contact Information

  • TVA Group
    Audrey St-Pierre