Canadian TV Ratings: February 2-8, 2015

Sure, this year’s Grammys broadcast drew over 2.8 million (a record), but that was no match for the country’s nearly comical obsession with The Big Bang Theory. The CTV sitcom attracted an audience of over 4.2 million on Feb. 5 to completely eclipse “music’s biggest night.” If you do the math, you’ll discover that almost 1.4 million viewers separated the two broadcasts.

That 1.4 million gap is about the entire audience of Grimm, the week’s 29th most popular show. Actually, Grimm tied with another show for 29th place this week. Want to guess which one? The Thursday at 9:30 p.m. broadcast of The Big Bang Theory that filled the hole in CTV’s schedule left by The McCarthys. Yup, I told you — Canada’s obsession with The Big Bang Theory is nearly comical. 

Elsewhere in the week, MasterChef Canada did okay in its new Sunday at 7 p.m. time-slot with 1,541,000 viewers. That’s barely any lower than the 1,569,000 who tuned in to its post-Super Bowl second season debut a week before. MasterChef Canada wasn’t the only show to shed viewers, though. How To Get Away With Murder, Hawaii Five-O and a few others saw drops from the week before.

Anyway, for more on the week’s top programs, check out my charts below, and visit Numeris at the source link to view a complete list of the week’s top 30 programs. 

Top programs for Monday, February 2, 2015
Rank for day Rank for week Show Network Time Total viewers
1
8
Castle
CTV
10:01-11 p.m.
2,200,000
2
9
CTV Evening News*
CTV
6-7 p.m.
2,003,000
3
10
Gotham
CTV
8-9 p.m.
1,996,000
Top programs for Tuesday, February 3, 2015
Rank for day Rank for week Show Network Time
Total viewers
1
3
NCIS
Global
8-9 p.m.
2,464,000
2
4
The Flash
CTV
8-9 p.m.
2,432,000
3
6
NCIS: New Orleans
Global
9-10 p.m.
2,341,000
Top programs for Wednesday, February 4, 2015
Rank for day Rank for week Show Network Time
Total viewers
1
5
Criminal Minds
CTV
9-10 p.m.
2,420,000
2
9
CTV Evening News*
CTV
6-7 p.m.
2,003,000
3
11
Arrow
CTV
8-9 p.m.
1,957,000
Top programs for Thursday, February 5, 2015
Rank for day Rank for week Show Network Time Total viewers
1
1
The Big Bang Theory
CTV
8-8:31 p.m.
4,224,000
2
9
CTV Evening News*
CTV
6-7 p.m.
2,003,000
3
15
How To Get Away With Murder
CTV
10-11 p.m.
1,802,000
Top programs for Friday, February 6, 2015
Rank for day Rank for week Show Network Time
Total viewers
1
7
Blue Bloods
CTV
10-11 p.m.
2,252,000
2
9
CTV Evening News*
CTV
6-7 p.m.
2,003,000
3
14
Hawaii Five-O
Global
9-10 p.m.
1,868,000
Top programs for Saturday, February 7, 2015
Rank for day Rank for week Show Network Time
Total viewers
1
24
Hockey Night in Canada — early games
CBC
7:06-9:57 p.m.
1,561,000
2
27 (tie)
CTV Evening News Weekend*
CTV
6-7 p.m.
1,441,000
Top programs for Sunday, February 8, 2014
Rank for day Rank for week Show Network Time
Total viewers
1
2
The Grammys
City
8-11:39 p.m.
2,867,000
2
25
MasterChef Canada
CTV
7-8 p.m.
1,541,000
3
27 (tie)
CTV Evening News Weekend*
CTV
6-7 p.m.
1,441,000
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:
CTV Evening News (weekdays)
CTV Evening News Weekend (weekends)

Source: Numeris

(Featured Image: Promotional image for The Big Bang Theory‘s February 5th episode “The Troll Manifestation” via Bell Media)
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