Canada vs. USA men’s ice hockey semifinal game: most watched live coverage on the web since the beginning of the Sochi Olympic Games 2014

February 22, 2014

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

Radio-Canada’s digital platforms has broken a new record for number of visits since the outset of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics. On Friday, February 21 alone, Olympic content generated 1.2 million visits. The same day, the website ICI.Radio-Canada.ca experienced its second-highest traffic numbers ever, second only to September 5, 2012, the day after the Quebec provincial election.

February 21 also yielded a record number of video views since Day 1 of the Sochi 2014 Games, with a total of 1,084,600 live and on-demand video streams requested. That’s the highest number of requested streams in a single day since Day 1 in Sochi on Radio-Canada’s digital platforms. All on its own, the website ICI.Radio-Canada.ca racked up 222,000 hours viewed during that programming day.

The Canada-US gold-medal men’s hockey game resulted in over 280,000 live streams, making it the most-watched event on Radio-Canada’s digital platforms since the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics began. ICI Radio-Canada Télé drew ratings of over 1 million viewers from 1 to 2 p.m., and the average audience during the game nearly broke the million-viewer mark despite the fact that it was a weekday broadcast.

Source – TV results: BBM Canada, PPM Quebec Franco

Source – digital results: Adobe Omniture

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