Nearly two-thirds [of Canadians] tuning in for at least part of Sunday's loss to the U.S.
The CTV network, which carried the national-nightmarish defeat, said 21.5 million viewers tuned in -- 64% of the population. The broadcast averaged 10.6 million viewers, making it the most-watched sports program in country history.
The 5-3 loss was only a preliminary round match-up, raising questions just how high ratings will be if Canada plays for the gold Sunday night.
Canada's previous most-watched sports broadcast -- with an average of 10.3 million viewers -- was the 2002 gold medal game in the Salt Lake City Games.