Canadian TV Ratings: December 22-28, 2014

You know those miserable people who sit around and complain that there’s nothing to watch on TV? Well, it turns out if they said that during the week of Dec. 22, chances are they weren’t just trying to get under your skin, they were most likely right.

Only six programs actually managed to attract over a million viewers, and three of them were CTV News broadcasts. The only regularly scheduled scripted drama that pulled in somewhat respectable ratings was CSI on Sunday with 1,477,000 tuning in, but it was still down from the previous week.

This all shouldn’t be completely unexpected. It was the week of Christmas after all. Many shows were preempted, and I suppose many people decided to spend time with family and friends instead of watching TV. Can you blame them?

Anyway, take a look at the charts below and Numeris at the source link to get a glimpse of the television ghost town for yourself.

Top programs for Monday, December 22, 2014

Rank for day Rank for week Show Network Time Total viewers
1 2 CTV Evening News* CTV 6-7 p.m. 1,505,000
2 5 CTV National News* CTV 11-11:30 p.m. 1,115,000
3 8 CTV Late News* CTV 11:30 p.m.-12:05 a.m. 910,000

Top programs for Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Rank for day Rank for week Show Network Time Total viewers
1 2 CTV Evening News* CTV 6-7 p.m. 1,505,000
2 5 CTV National News* CTV 11-11:30 p.m. 1,115,000
3 7 Shrek The Halls CTV 8-8:30 p.m. 914,000

Top programs for Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Rank for day Rank for week Show Network Time Total viewers
1 2 CTV Evening News* CTV 6-7 p.m. 1,505,000
2 5 CTV National News* CTV 11-11:30 p.m. 1,115,000
3 11 News Hour* Global 5:30-6:30 p.m. 793,000

Top programs for Thursday, December 25, 2014

Rank for day Rank for week Show Network Time Total viewers
1 5 CTV National News* CTV 11-11:30 p.m. 1,115,000
2 15 The Young & the Restless* Global 4:30-5:29 p.m. 745,000
3 23 Global National* Global 6:30-7 p.m. 624,000

Top programs for Friday, December 26, 2014

Rank for day Rank for week Show Network Time Total viewers
1 1 World Juniors* TSN 8-10:36 p.m. 2,353,000
2 2 CTV Evening News* CTV 6-7 p.m. 1,505,000
3 5 CTV National News* CTV 11-11:30 p.m. 1,115,000

Top programs for Saturday, December 27, 2014

Rank for day Rank for week Show Network Time Total viewers
1 1 World Juniors* TSN 8-10:36 p.m. 2,353,000
2 4 CTV Evening News Weekend CTV 6-7 p.m. 1,320,000
3 5 CTV National News* CTV 11-11:30 p.m. 1,115,000

Top programs for Sunday, December 28, 2014

Rank for day Rank for week Show Network Time Total viewers
1 3 CSI CTV 10-11 p.m. 1,477,000
2 5 CTV National News* CTV 11-11:30 p.m. 1,115,000
3 6 NFL CTV 4:23-7:42 p.m. 1,105,000

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:

World Juniors (Friday and Saturday)
CTV Evening News (Monday-Wednesday and Friday)
CTV National News (every day)
CTV Late News (Monday, Tuesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday)
News Hour (Monday-Wednesday and Friday)
The Young & the Restless (weekdays)
Global National (weekdays)

Source: Numeris

(Featured Image: Promotional image for Shrek The Halls via Bell Media)

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