Super Bowl XLVII Delivers Second-Largest Canadian Audience Ever With 7.33 Million

3:18 PM PST 02/04/2013 by Etan Vlessing
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The 35-minute delay due to the stadium power outage hardly mattered as 1.23 million viewers tuned into the debut episode of CTV's Motive cop drama in the post-Ravens vs. 49ers match-up slot.

TORONTO - Super Bowl XLVII drew 7.33 million Canadian viewers Sunday night to CTV and RDS, the second largest-ever NFL championship game on TV sets here.

That made last night's telecast the most-watched TV show in Canada this year.

The Baltimore Ravens beating San Francisco 49ers was down on last year’s 8.2 million audience, according to BBM Canada data.

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But an average 9.4 million Canadian viewers watched as Beyonce entertained during the half-time show.

And 18.2 million Canadians, or just over half the population, watched some of Super Bowl XLVII, according to BBM Canada.

Elsewhere, the 35-minute delay due to the New Orleans stadium power outage did little to dent ratings for the lead-out debut episode of Motive on CTV.

The 49ers second-half charge kept enough Canadian viewers around to bring 1.23 million viewers to the first season premiere of Motive, a local cop drama picked up last week by ABC for its summer schedule.

Motive, which stars Kristin Lehman as detective Angie Flynn, snagged the plum post-Super Bowl slot for its debut after a hand-off from CBS and its simulcast feed Sunday night.

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