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Canada win over U.S. most watched world junior preliminary round game for TSN @NHLdotcom

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.

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