Canadian TV Ratings: August 18-24, 2014

The Doctor is in! The season premiere of Doctor Who managed to snag an impressive 1,007,000 viewers …on cable …on a Saturday …in the middle of summer. If you remember the press release from what seems like ages ago, that’s up significantly from the 805,000 viewers from the overnights that Bell said Doctor Who drew. Space really hyped the new season of Doctor Who with a slew of specials and it seems like the ploy worked, either that or Doctor Who fans don’t get out that much.

Elsewhere this week, MasterChef and Under The Dome rose on Monday pulling in 2,551,000 and 1,863,000 respectively. That rise with the significant fall of The Amazing Race Canada, actually put the two neck and neck for the week with just 136,000 separating the two series. The Amazing Race Canada, of course came out on top with 2,687,000.

Big Brother remained the top show on Wednesday, while Extant kept sinking like a stone. Wednesday’s double bill of two back-to-back episodes only attracted 1,388,000. If it doesn’t stop sinking soon, it may no longer be one of the top-10 shows in the country.

For Numeris’ list of the nation’s current top-30 shows, visit them at the source link below. 

Top programs for Monday, August 18, 2014

Rank for day Rank for week Show Network Time Total viewers
1 2 MasterChef CTV 8-9 p.m. 2,551,000
2 3 Under The Dome Global 10-11 p.m. 1,863,000
3 5 CTV Evening News* CTV 6-7 p.m. 1,559,000

Top programs for Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Rank for day Rank for week Show Network Time Total viewers
1 1 The Amazing Race Canada CTV 9-10 p.m. 2,687,000
2 5 CTV Evening News* CTV 6-7 p.m. 1,559,000
3 13 America’s Got Talent City 9-11 p.m. 1,214,000

Top programs for Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Rank for day Rank for week Show Network Time Total viewers
1 4 Big Brother Global 8-9 p.m. 1,564,000
2 5 CTV Evening News* CTV 6-7 p.m. 1,559,000
3 9 Extant Global 9-11 p.m. 1,388,000

Top programs for Thursday, August 21, 2014

Rank for day Rank for week Show Network Time Total viewers
1 5 CTV Evening News* CTV 6-7 p.m. 1,559,000
2 6 The Big Bang Theory CTV 8-8:31 p.m. 1,511,000
3 8 Big Brother Global 9:01-10 p.m. 1,390,000

Top programs for Friday, August 22, 2014

Rank for day Rank for week Show Network Time Total viewers
1 5 CTV Evening News* CTV 6-7 p.m. 1,559,000
2 13 The Big Bang Theory (syndicated run)* CTV 7:30-8 p.m. 1,178,000
3 17 CTV National News* CTV 11-11:30 p.m. 1,117,000

Top programs for Saturday, August 23, 2014

Rank for day Rank for week Show Network Time Total viewers
1 15 CTV Evening News Weekend* CTV 6-7 p.m. 1,165,000
2 17 CTV National News* CTV 11-11:30 p.m. 1,117,000
3 22 Doctor Who Space 8:15-10 p.m. 1,007,000

Top programs for Sunday, August 24, 2014

Rank for day Rank for week Show Network Time Total viewers
1 8 Big Brother Global 8:01-9 p.m. 1,392,000
2 10 Unforgettable CTV 8-9 p.m. 1,363,000
3 15 CTV Evening News Weekend* CTV 6-7 p.m. 1,165,000

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. 

*Numbers and times provided are for multiple broadcasts:

Big Bang Theory (syndicated run) (weekdays)
CTV Evening News (weekdays)
CTV Evening News Weekend (Saturday, Sunday)
CTV National News (every day)

Source: Numeris (formerly BBM Canada)

(Featured Image via Bell Media)

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