TORONTO - Canada's world junior hockey victory over the Americans on New Year's Eve was the most watched preliminary-round game ever on TSN.
The 7-4 win attracted an average of 1.67 million viewers, surpassing the previous high of 1.41 million for another Canada-U.S. matchup at the 2006 tournament.
Wednesday's game was also the most-watched program on Canadian television that night.
Audience levels peaked at two million viewers from 9:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. ET.
The highest-rated world junior game ever on TSN was the 2003 gold-medal final between Canada and Russia. It drew 3.45 million viewers, the biggest audience in network history.