Super Bowl draws huge numbers in Canada, too
The United States isn’t the only country where the Super Bowl is a huge television draw.
According to John Kryk of the Toronto Sun, 18 million Canadians watched at least part of Super Bowl 50. That represents 52 percent of the Canadian population -- the same percentage of Americans who watched at least part of Super Bowl 50. Last year, Super Bowl XIL was actually watched by a slightly higher percentage of the Canadian population than of the American population.
Twice as many Canadians watched the Super Bowl as watched the Grey Cup, the championship game for the Canadian Football League.
The experiment with the Bills playing one game a season in Toronto failed, but that’s not a reflection of the level of interest in the NFL in Canada. Football is big north of the border, too.