The story of the Grey Cup turned to ratings numbers on Monday. And to say they weren’t good would be greatly understating how big a drop the game saw in viewership.
Ratings were down nearly 25 per cent from the great snowy comeback game that had Ricky Ray win it all for Toronto.
Maybe it’s the matchup. The Calgary / Ottawa Grey Cup in 2016 was the lowest TSN has ever seen for a Grey Cup since they took over. Now it’s another Calgary / Ottawa Grey Cup game that lowered the bar.
There is a lot that goes into this number. People are bored of Calgary being there. Four times in five years and Ottawa has been there three times in the last four years.
The game didn’t exactly hold people as walking through the airport in Edmonton on Monday, I heard two different conversations where someone said they turned on the Green Bay / Minnesota Sunday nighter.
Halftime act Alessia Cara is a great talent but doesn’t have the national recognition that Shania Twain does.
Is it panic time for the CFL?
But can we get different teams next year? And that isn’t something we can control.