Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Who Says the CFL Is Dying

Montreal Alouettes running back Avon Cobourn (C) celebrates amongst teammates with the Grey Cup after defeating the Saskatchewan Roughriders during the 97th CFL Grey Cup football game in Calgary, Alberta, November 29, 2009. Photograph by: Shaun Best, Reuters

Grey Cup Draws Record Viewership -- Canada.com

The Montreal Alouettes’ win for the ages Sunday night was also the most-watched Grey Cup game in history.

When Damon Duval’s 33-yard final-second field goal produced a stunning 28-27 win over the Saskatchewan Roughriders, 8.35 million viewers were watching on TSN and RDS.

The overall audience was a Grey Cup-record 6.1 million, which also made it the most-watched telecast of the year in Canada, surpassing both the 81st Annual Academy Awards and Super Bowl XLIII.

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My Comment: 8.35 million .... that is a big audience. I know that the streets of Montreal were dad that night (until after the game that is).

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