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Sportsnet attracts record numbers for spring game

DUNEDIN, Fla. -- It's only Spring Training, but already Blue Jays fans are showing up in record numbers.

Sportsnet recorded its largest audience ever for a Grapefruit League game on Saturday afternoon by attracting an average of 456,000 viewers for the game against the Tigers.

In total, there were more than two million Canadians who watched at least part of the spring broadcast according to BBM Canada PPM Data. The 456,000 average marks a 20 percent increase over the previous high for an exhibition game.

Sportsnet is set to cover an additional six spring games while FX Canada also will air five games.