Originally Posted by elly63
For the non poseurs amongst us: Argos 96/97/2004/2012. You know the mickey mouse bush league that has top ten average game attendance of any league in the world and 3 times higher TV ratings for regular season games as the Raptors. You know the league the wannabes deny, that one.
Seriously? Heh heh, I honestly had no idea. But we've gone through this on this thread a hundred times, and it is what it is: the Argos championships don't resonate in the same way.
I find it hard to believe that that the Argos have higher TV ratings than the Raptors. Where are the numbers?
Edit: I see they do when it comes to individual games. Obviously not cumulative overall, as the CFL plays what, 12 or 16 games? So you can't compare that to 82 NBA games in a season. But still, yeah, the Argos did indeed get higher TV ratings than the Raptors did in this link:
1. NHL, Canucks-Leafs/Avs-Habs/Jets-Preds, Saturday, CBC-Sportsnet: 1,990,000
2. CFL, Argonauts at Tiger-Cats, Sunday, TSN: 865,000
3. CFL, Lions at Stampeders, Sunday, TSN: 836,000
4. NHL, Oilers at Kings, Saturday, CBC: 705,000
5. NHL, Maple Leafs at Rangers, Sunday, Sportsnet: 677,000
6. NFL, Dolphins-Eagles/Lions-Pack/Saints-Skins, Sunday, CTV: 642,000
7. NFL, Pats-Giants/Chiefs-Broncos, Sunday, CTV: 574,000
8. Curling, Grand Slam National women's quarters, Saturday, Sportsnet: 412,000
9. NFL, Cardinals at Seahawks, Sunday, TSN: 393,000 (NBC audience not measured)
10. Curling, Grand Slam National men's final, Sunday, CBC: 363,000
11. Curling, Grand Slam National women's final, Sunday, Sportsnet: 338,000
12. Figure Skating, ISU Grand Prix, Saturday, CBC: 296,000
13. Curling, Grand Slam National semifinals, Saturday, Sportsnet: 282,000
14. Curling, Grand Slam National, men's quarters, Saturday, CBC: 262,000
15. NBA, Pelicans at Raptors, Friday, TSN: 231,000
Huh. Go figure. The Raptors can't even outdraw curling! That's actually cool, though, curling being an indigenous Canadian sport. I mean, I could never watch it myself, but I'm actually happy to see something homegrown doing so comparatively well.