Canadian TV Ratings: February 17 – February 23, 2014

CBC’s Olympic coverage dominated this week. (Image via CBC Media Centre)

This week’s ratings are very Olympics heavy, and you can see that it took a toll on pretty much everything else on TV. The Olympics took the top four slots this week compared to just the top two last. When you look at the top ten, however, it was even with the number of slots it took with five. That doesn’t really matter though cause the ratings were bigger this week. The closing ceremony pulled in Big Bang Theory numbers grabbing 4,334,000 viewers, and the pre-closing ceremony did nicely too with 3,747,000. The Olympic morning broadcast that preceded the closing ceremony on Sunday (the ratings also count for Saturday) didn’t do too shabby either with 3,262,000 pairs of eyeballs.

The Big Bang Theory curiously fell out of the top-ten to 12th place with 1,808,000 viewers (compared to last week’s 2,087,000). Intelligence also fell out of the top ten to 13th place with 1,689,000 viewers only a slight dip from last week where it had 1,775,000 and took fourth place.

Saving Hope took the 16th spot for the week with 1,530,000 viewers compared to last week when it was in 9th place for the week with 1,586,000. MasterChef Canada surged though from 1,654,000 to 1,999,000 viewers to take 9th place this week (last week it took 7th place though).

Criminal Minds and CSI made their triumphant return to the top-10 with 2,584,000 and 2,513,000 viewers respectively on Wednesday night claiming the top two broadcasts of the night.

As always, check the source link below for the full top-30 list where you’ll find that some oddities from last week like Coronation StreetYoung & The Restless and two American Idol broadcasts remained in the top-30. This week as with last though, City had no shows in the top-30. Chin-up guys.

Top programs for Monday, February 17, 2014
Rank (day) Rank (week) Show Network Time Viewers
1 7 Sochi Olympics: Daytime* CBC 10 AM – 3 PM 2,462,000
2 9 MasterChef Canada CTV 8-9 PM 1,999,000
3 11 CTV Evening News* CTV 6-7 PM 1,871,000
4 13 Intelligence CTV 10-11 PM 1,689,000
5 15 Sochi Olympics: Afternoon* CBC 3-5 PM 1,596,000
Top programs for Tuesday, February 18, 2014
Rank (day) Rank (week) Show Network Time Viewers
1 7 Sochi Olympics: Daytime* CBC 10 AM – 3 PM 2,462,000
2 11 CTV Evening News* CTV 6-7 PM 1,871,000
3 15 Sochi Olympics: Afternoon* CBC 3-5 PM 1,596,000
4 20 Sochi Olympics: Prime* CBC 7-11 PM 1,365,000
5 21 Big Bang Theory (syndicated run)* CTV 7:30-8 PM 1,289,000
Top programs for Wednesday, February 19, 2014
Rank (day) Rank (week) Show Network Time Viewers
1 5 Criminal Minds CTV 9-10 PM 2,584,000
2 6 CSI CTV 10-11 PM 2,513,000
3 7 Sochi Olympics: Daytime* CBC 10 AM – 3 PM 2,462,000
4 11 CTV Evening News* CTV 6-7 PM 1,871,000
5 15 Sochi Olympics: Afternoon* CBC 3-5 PM 1,596,000
Top programs for Thursday, February 20, 2014
Rank (day) Rank (week) Show Network Time Viewers
1 7 Sochi Olympics: Daytime* CBC 10 AM – 3 PM 2,462,000
2 11 CTV Evening News* CTV 6-7 PM 1,871,000
3 12 Big Bang Theory CTV 8-8:31 PM 1,808,000
4 15 Sochi Olympics: Afternoon* CBC 3-5 PM 1,596,000
5 16 Saving Hope CTV 9-10 PM 1,530,000
Top programs for Friday, February 21, 2014

Rank (day) Rank (week) Show Network Time Viewers
1 7 Sochi Olympics: Daytime* CBC 10 AM – 3 PM 2,462,000
2 11 CTV Evening News* CTV 6-7 PM 1,871,000
3 15 Sochi Olympics: Afternoon* CBC 3-5 PM 1,596,000
4 20 Sochi Olympics: Prime* CBC 7-11 PM 1,365,000
5 21 Big Bang Theory (syndicated run)* CTV 7:30-8 PM 1,289,000
Top programs for Saturday, February 22, 2014
Rank (day) Rank (week) Show Network Time Viewers
1 3 Sochi Olympics: Morning* CBC 6-10 AM 3,262,000
2 4 Sochi Olympics: Daytime CBC 10:00 AM-3:00 PM 2,612,000
3 14 Sochi Olympics: Afternoon* CBC 3-5 PM 1,613,000
4 17 CTV Evening News Weekend* CTV 6-7 PM 1,461,000
5 24 CTV National News CTV 11-11:30 PM 1,135,000
Top programs for Sunday, February 23, 2014
Rank (day) Rank (week) Show Network Time Viewers
1 1 Sochi Olympics: Closing Ceremony CBC 11:14 AM-1:47 PM 4,334,000
2 2 Sochi Olympics: Pre-Closing CBC 10:00 AM-11:14 AM 3,747,000
3 3 Sochi Olympics: Morning* CBC 6-10 AM 2,190,000
4 8 The Amazing Race CTV 8-9 PM 2,342,000
5 10 Castle CTV 9-10 PM 1,883,000
Top Ten Shows of the Week:
Rank Show Network Day Time Viewers
1 Sochi Olympics: Closing Ceremony* CBC Sunday 11:14 AM-1:47 PM 4,334,000
2 Sochi Olympics: Pre-Closing* CBC Sunday 10-11:14 AM 3,747,000
3 Sochi Olympics: Morning* CBC Saturday, Sunday 6-10 AM 3,262,000
4 Sochi Olympics: Daytime CBC Saturday 10 AM-3 PM 2,612,000
5 Criminal Minds CTV Wednesday 9-10 PM 2,584,000
6 CSI CTV Wednesday 10-11 PM 2,513,000
7 Sochi Olympics: Daytime* CBC Monday-Friday 10 AM-3 PM 2,462,000
8 The Amazing Race CTV Sunday 8-9 PM 2,342,000
9 MasterChef Canada CTV Monday 8-9 PM 1,999,000
10 Castle CTV Sunday 9-10 PM 1,883,000
     These numbers cover all viewers over the age of two who watched the above listed programs live or with PVRs within seven days of the initial broadcast. The times listed above are for the Eastern Standard Time Zone. Note that programs that have asterisks next to them aired over multiple days and the numbers provided are their average over the days they broadcasted over the week. Some air times provided for shows that run over multiple days conflict with live sports broadcast in some instances. In that case assume that the sports programs aired in that time slot and the program which airs multiple days over the week aired after the conclusion of the game.

*Numbers and times provided are for multiple broadcasts:
CTV Evening News (Monday-Friday)
Big Bang Theory (syndicated run) (Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday)
Sochi Olympics: Morning (Saturday, Sunday)
Sochi Olympics: Afternoon (Saturday, Sunday)
Sochi Olympics: Daytime (Monday-Friday)
Sochi Olympics: Prime (Monday-Friday)
Sochi Olympics: Afternoon (Monday-Friday)
CTV Evening News Weekend (Saturday, Sunday)
CTV National News (every day)

Source: BBM Canada
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