The live online average audience for Friday’s Canada/USA game surpassed the previous record of 325,000 viewers, set by Thursday’s Women’s Ice Hockey gold medal game
Nearly 13 million Canadians watched at least some part of the Women’s Ice Hockey gold medal game between Canada and the USA on Thursday, including more than 3.1 million via online stream
Yesterday’s Men's Ice Hockey semifinal game between Canada and the USA on registered the highest online viewing audience ever to a CBC live event, with a (preliminary) average audience of more than 625,000 on CBC and Radio-Canada’s desktop and mobile devices combined. This beats the previous record of 325,000, set during the Women's Ice Hockey gold medal game, also featuring Canada and the USA.
So far, 32.8 million Canadians (95 per cent of the population) have tuned in to any content from the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games on either a French or English platform since February 6, an increase of about 120,000 over Day 12 (February 19). Notably, the number of Canadians who have watched Olympic content online increased by more than one million on Day 13 (February 20), bringing the total to just over 8.6 million (1 in 3 Canadians) since February 6.
Day 13 (Thursday, Feb. 20):
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