Record number of visits on Radio-Canada's digital platforms

February 21, 2014

The gold-medal games in curling and women’s hockey drew the most visits since the start of Sochi Games.

Yesterday, Radio-Canada recorded the highest traffic on its digital platforms since the start of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic Games. On Thursday, February 20 alone, the Sochi 2014 Olympic content available on Radio-Canada’s digital platforms drew 988,000 visits and racked up 203,000 hours viewed on the site. Traffic peaked between 2 and 3 p.m. during the Canada’s overtime win over the United States in the women’s hockey gold-medal game.

The Canada/US women’s hockey final generated over 229,000 live video views, accounting for half of all live views throughout the day on February 20. It was the most widely watched event on Radio-Canada’s digital platforms since the start of the Games.

The percentage of Canadians watching the Sochi Olympics on at least one digital platform has jumped from 9% to 23% since the Games began. The Olympic content available across all digital platforms has generated a total of 9.2 million visits, 57 million page views, and 6.9 million video views (source: Adobe Omniture). To date, CBC/Radio-Canada’s Sochi 2014 mobile app has been downloaded over two million times.

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