Broadcaster Magazine

CTV Says Super Bowl XLVI Had Record Canadian Audience

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  • Super Bowl XLVI is the most-watched Super Bowl ever on Canadian television with an audience of 8.15 million viewers on CTV and RDS (CTV: 7.3 million; RDS: 865,000). Preliminary overnight data from BBM Canada confirms that the New York Giants’ victory  over the New England Patriots is the most-watched program of the broadcast year. The national audience for Super Bowl XLVI is 12% higher than last year’s game (7.3 million on CTV and RDS). Overall, more than 18 million viewers – or more than one in two Canadians (54.4%) – watched some or all of Super Bowl XLVI on CTV or RDS.

    Audience levels for Super Bowl XLVI on CTV and RDS peaked at nearly 11 million viewers during the highly-anticipated halftime show featuring global superstar Madonna. Overall, the halftime show averaged 10.3 million viewers.

    The game received a 65 Share among Adults 18-49 and Adults 25-54. It also received a 69 Share for Men 25-54, meaning more than two in three English Canadians in this demo watching TV last night were tuned to the Super Bowl.  Pulling in double-digit market ratings, Super Bowl XLVI drew record ratings for total viewers in all markets.

     Source BBM Canada. Audiences prior to August 31, 2024 based on BBM Nielsen Media Research Mark II meters. CTV electronic audience databases incorporate data beginning in 1994. **Overnight Data