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December 12, 2015 – With the second season of Hockey Night in Canada (HNIC) with George Stromboulopoulos in the host’s seat nearly a third of the way over, viewers are getting more used to the current format, but still say they want to see more of former host Ron MacLean.

Canadians who watch the show – especially those in the coveted 18-34 age-group – see improved chemistry on the broadcast team. That said, many diehard fans say they still miss the old CBC broadcast.

These new findings from a poll by the Angus Reid Institute are largely consistent with what ARI found shortly after the switch from CBC to Rogers in November 2014, suggesting that – for many hockey fans – adjusting to the new HNIC is taking some time.

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