The Hip’s Last Concert:(

Posted: 08/22/2016 in Uncategorized

Tragically Hip fans gather in Winnipeg's Assiniboine Park to view the last Hip concert from...

Millions tuned in to watch Tragically Hip’s last show

This was easily their best performance. The last great Canadian band goes out with a literal roar. Gord Downie’s pouring out his soul, particularly in “Grace Too” was one of the most emotional moments ever captured regarding this band. In one fell swoop, the great divide was breached and for a brief, fleeting moment we came together as a Nation to celebrate this masterful, poetic group, watching as Gord Downie pushed past his pain and attained a greater state of grace shared with everyone present. REC

Tragically Hip fans gather in Winnipeg’s Assiniboine Park to view the last Hip concert from Kingston on video screen Saturday, August 20, 2016. THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods

THE CANADIAN PRESS

Aug 22, 2016

, Last Updated: 8:11 AM ET

TORONTO — CBC’s broadcast of Saturday night’s Tragically Hip concertaveraged just over four million viewers, according to the network.

CBC says an average of 4.04 million people tuned in on TV or via livestreaming.

The Kingston, Ont., concert is expected to be the last one for the band after frontman Gord Downie revealed earlier this year he has terminal brain cancer.

In addition to those watching at home, many fans held viewing parties across Canada.

Some 11.7 million Canadians tuned in on television, radio and digital at some point during the nearly three-hour broadcast, CBC said in a release Sunday night, citing Numeris.

The men’s gold-medal hockey game at the 2010 Vancouver Olympics is considered to be the most-watched broadcast ever in Canada.

Numeris said at the time that it drew an average of 16.6 million viewers, about double the number of people who tune into most Super Bowls.



Source: Canada Press/Canoe.Ca

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