Canadian TV Ratings: May 19-25, 2014

Global (screenshot via Global GO)

Global did very well on Monday night (screenshot via Global GO)

Despite attracting fewer people this week, the CBC broadcasts of the third round of the NHL Playoffs took the top spot for the week. When Monday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday’s primetime games are taken into account they had 3,256,000 viewers.

On Monday night, Global took three of the top five shows and all of their shows that night (Bones24: Live Another Day and Rookie Blue) made the list of top ten shows of the week.

While Wednesday’s Survivor was supersized for the finale, the show only saw a relatively small uptick in viewership. Only 50,000 more people tuned into Survivor from last week’s broadcast, however, that was more than enough to take the top spot for the night. Only 1,797,000 stuck around for the reunion show on at 10 PM, however. Wednesday also saw a cable broadcast of the NHL playoffs make the top five shows of the night. TSN’s Wednesday night coverage attracted 1,157,000.

Thursday night’s Motive nearly made the list of top 10 shows of the week, but it had to settle for 11th place. The Wednesday simulcast of the ABC broadcast of Motive, however, took the 29th spot of the week. It’s interesting to see how much more popular Rookie Blue seems than Motive if you look at the ratings. Rookie Blue was the fourth most popular show of the week with 1,859,000 tuning in, while Motive on Thursday night only snagged 1,205,000 viewers.

As always, click on the source link to see BBM’s full top-30 list. City managed to make the list with Hell’s Kitchen and Modern Family.

Top programs for Monday, May 19, 2014
Rank for day Rank for week Show Network Time Total viewers
1 1 NHL Playoffs Round 3* CBC 8:01-10:44 PM 3,256,000
2 3 Bones Global 8-9 PM 2,065,000
3 4 Rookie Blue Global 10-11 PM 1,859,000
4 7 CTV Evening News* CTV 6-7 PM 1,507,000
5 8 24: Live Another Day Global 9-10 PM 1,426,000
Top programs for Tuesday, May 20, 2014
Rank for day Rank for week Show Network Time Total viewers
1 7 CTV Evening News* CTV 6-7 PM 1,507,000
2 10 The Voice Results Show CTV 9-11 PM 1,249,000
3 17 Big Bang Theory (syndicated run)* CTV 7:30-8 PM 1,099,000
4 18 Dancing with the Stars CTV 8-9 PM 1,088,000
5 20 NCIS: Los Angeles Global 10-11 PM 1,034,000
Top programs for Wednesday, May 21, 2014
Rank for day Rank for week Show Network Time Total viewers
1 2 Survivor: Brawn Vs. Brains Global 8-10 PM 2,224,000
2 5 Survivor: Brawn Vs. Brains Reunion Show Global 10-11 PM 1,797,000
3 7 CTV Evening News* CTV 6-7 PM 1,507,000
4 9 Law and Order: SVU CTV 9-10 PM 1,362,000
5 12 NHL Playoffs Round 3 TSN 8-10:48 PM 1,157,000
Top programs for Thursday, May 22, 2014
Rank for day Rank for week Show Network Time Total viewers
1 1 NHL Playoffs Round 3* CBC 8:01-10:44 PM 3,256,000
2 6 Big Bang Theory CTV 8-8:31 PM 1,640,000
3 7 CTV Evening News* CTV 6-7 PM 1,507,000
4 11 Motive CTV 10-11 PM 1,205,000
5 16 Gang Related CTV 9-10 PM 1,112,000
Top programs for Friday, May 23, 2014

Rank for day Rank for week Show Network Time Total viewers
1 7 CTV Evening News* CTV 6-7 PM 1,507,000
2 13 Blue Bloods CTV 10-11 PM 1,150,000
3 17 Big Bang Theory (syndicated run)* CTV 7:30-8 PM 1,099,000
4 20 CTV National News* CTV 11-11:30 PM 1,034,000
Top programs for Saturday, May 24, 2014
Rank for day Rank for week Show Network Time Total viewers
1 1 NHL Playoffs Round 3* CBC 8:01-10:44 PM 3,256,000
2 14 CTV Evening News Weekend* CTV 6-7 PM 1,146,000
3 20 CTV National News* CTV 11-11:30 PM 1,034,000
4 30 HNIC Pre-Playoff Show* CBC 7:30-8:01 830,000
Top programs for Sunday, May 25, 2014
Rank for day Rank for week Show Network Time Total viewers
1 1 NHL Playoffs Round 3* CBC 8:01-10:44 PM 3,256,000
2 14 CTV Evening News Weekend* CTV 6-7 PM 1,146,000
3 20 CTV National News* CTV 11-11:30 PM 1,034,000
4 25 Believe CTV 9-10 PM 915,000
5 26 The Mentalist CTV 10-11 PM 880,000
 
Top Ten Shows of the Week
Rank Show Network Day  Time Viewers
1 NHL Playoffs Round 3* CBC Monday, Thursday, Saturday, Sunday 8:01-10:44 PM 3,256,000
2 Survivor: Brawn Vs. Brains Global Wednesday 8-10 PM 2,224,000
3 Bones Global Monday 8-9 PM 2,065,000
4 Rookie Blue Global Monday 10-11 PM 1,859,000
5 Survivor: Brawn Vs. Brains Reunion Show Global Wednesday 10-11 PM 1,797,000
6 Big Bang Theory CTV Thursday 8-8:30 PM 1,640,000
7 CTV Evening News* CTV Monday-Friday 6-7 PM 1,507,000
8 24: Live Another Day Global Monday 9-10 PM 1,426,000
9 Law and Order: SVU CTV Wednesday 9-10 PM 1,362,000
10 The Voice Results Show CTV Tuesday 9-11 PM 1,249,000
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 that airs multiple days over the week aired after the conclusion of the game.

*Numbers and times provided are for multiple broadcasts:

NHL Playoffs Round 3 (Monday, Thursday, Saturday, Sunday)
CTV Evening News (Monday-Friday)
CTV Evening News Weekend (Saturday, Sunday)
CTV National News (Every Day)
Big Bang Theory (syndicated run) (Monday-Friday)
HNIC Pre-Playoff Show (Monday, Thursday, Saturday, Sunday)

Source: BBM Canada
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