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Leafs TV Draws Record Audience

by Staff Writer / Toronto Maple Leafs

(January 5, 2007) -- Leafs TV announced Friday it recorded its largest audience since the channel's 2001 inception with 147,000 viewers tuning in to the Toronto Maple Leafs versus Boston Bruins broadcast on January 4, 2007.

"These numbers clearly demonstrate the strong and continuous growth of Leafs TV," said Chris Hebb, senior vice president of broadcast for Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment. "The number of fans turning to Leafs TV as their source for news and information about their favourite team continues to be on a consistent upward climb. Those numbers are exceeding what we expected for the 2006-07 season, and we're very encouraged about the trends."

The network's previous high of 122,000 viewers occurred during the Toronto Maple Leafs versus Ottawa Senators preseason broadcast, its first following the 2004-05 NHL work stoppage.

Six regular season Maple Leafs games, exclusively on Leafs TV, remain on the Toronto Maple Leafs schedule and will be accompanied by the one-hour pre-game show, "Game Day' and the 90-minute post-game show, "After the Horn'.

The next Toronto Maple Leafs broadcast on Leafs TV will take place Thursday, January 11, 2007 when the Leafs battle the Buffalo Sabres. Pre-game coverage will begin with Game Day at 6 p.m. Game time is 7 p.m.

All Toronto Maple Leafs broadcasts on Leafs TV air in High Definition.

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