NHL playoff viewership decline: Can Sidney Crosby save the day?

By Dave Korzinski, Research Associate May 1, 2016 – To the likely dismay of playoff rights holders at Rogers Media, what many Canadians told us here at the Angus Reid Institute was going to happen, has actually happened: there has been a precipitous decline

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One-in-five Canadians say they’ve suffered a concussion playing sports; most before turning 18

Pattern of under-reporting concussions appears to be changing as awareness of brain injury grows December 16, 2015 –While Canadians have become lamentably accustomed to seeing hockey stars such as Sidney Crosby, Paul Kariya and Chris Pronger suffer the effects of

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Tuning out, turning off: No Canadian teams in NHL Playoffs drives viewers away

54% of regular playoff watchers say they’ll watch less, or not at all  April 7, 2016 – When NHL commissioner Gary Bettman expressed hope Canadians would stick with the Stanley Cup playoffs – even though odds were not looking good

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Hockey Night in Canada: Chemistry improving in second year of Rogers broadcast

Number of Canadians embracing Rogers broadcast has almost doubled over last year, but still in minority December 12, 2015 – With the second season of Hockey Night in Canada (HNIC) with George Stromboulopoulos in the host’s seat nearly a third

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‘Good Role Models’ or ‘Unwomanly’? Canadian views on gender, sport and the Women’s World Cup

Most embrace women in sports, but some activities they wouldn’t choose first for their daughters.   June 26, 2015 – As the FIFA Women’s World Cup takes centre stage across Canada, a new public opinion poll shows a clear divide in Canadian

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Rink Rage: majority who attend youth hockey games have seen young players or referees verbally abused

Nine-in-ten youth hockey fans say verbally abusive spectators are a “serious” problem March 5, 2015 – Canadians who spend even a modest amount of time watching kids play organized hockey experience a good chance of also watching parents behaving badly.

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