Thanks to its status as the game that got the Raptors into the NBA Finals for the first time, Game 6 of the Eastern Conference Finals claims another historic benchmark. Not that we needed more things to celebrate after Saturday night’s historic Raptors win over the Bucks, but here’s one anyway. According to Rogers Sportsnet, Game 6 of the Eastern Conference Finals, the contest in which the Raptors clinched their first ever spot in the NBA Finals, is now the all-time most-watched basketball game in Canada.
#WeTheNorth continues to make history on @Sportsnet…@Raptors vs. #Bucks Game 6 is now the most-watched #NBA game ever in Canada Reaching 6.8M viewers coast-to-coast, Game 6 captured a record-breaking avg audience of 3.1M Canadians➡️ https://t.co/u8NTAvNggO pic.twitter.com/etNlT8lDFo— Sportsnet PR (@SportsnetPR) May 27, 2019
For those who perhaps can’t see the above embedded tweet, here are the numbers: a peak of 6.8 million people tuned in across Canada to watch some moment of Game 6 of the Eastern Conference Finals. On average, 3.1 million people hung in to watch Kawhi Leonard lead the Raptors to victory over the Bucks.
Obviously TV ratings in this day and age are a bit of a …
Author: Daniel Reynolds / Raptors HQ