Canadian TV Ratings: September 14-20, 2015

It looks like many of the shows on TV are still having a rough time in the ratings. Last year’s Emmy Awards drew 2,322,000, but this year, the numbers plummeted to 1,853,000. While that slide could just be attributed to the Emmy Awards being kinda “meh” this year, it could also be because of competing sports broadcasts, too.

MasterChef’s two-hour finale bumped The Amazing Race Canada out of its usual Wednesday-night time-slot, and The Amazing Race Canada’s numbers tumbled. It went from 2,769,000 viewers for its broadcast on Wednesday, September 9 down to just 2,148,000 for its Thursday, September 17 episode. Ouch.

Perhaps what is most disappointing is that MasterChef didn’t see more people tuning in for its finale. With only 2,045,000 watching the finale on September 16, only 32,000 more folks tuned in to watch the finale compared to the episode that aired the week before. Just for comparison’s sake, last year’s MasterChef finale drew 2,731,000.

Not even the Jays were immune to falling ratings. Last week, Numeris had the Jays broadcasts as the third most-watched show of the week with 1,535,000 tuning in, but for the week of September 14, the Jays broadcasts are considered the sixth most-watched program of the week with 1,463,000 tuning in. Still, those numbers are huge. Complaining about those ratings would be like winning a free Tesla but saying that you don’t like the rims — just take it and run!

It’s not all doom and gloom, though. City’s America’s Got Talent actually saw better numbers for its finale when compared to last year. Only 1,555,000 watched the ninth season finale last year, while 1,609,000 caught the finale this year. Between the Jays ratings and America’s Got Talent, Rogers has to be rather happy.

For more on the week’s top shows, check out my charts below and Numeris at the source link.

Top programs for Monday, September 14, 2015
Rank for day Rank for week Show Network Time
Total viewers
1
7
CTV Evening News*
CTV
6-7 p.m.
1,362,000
2
12
CTV National News*
CTV
11-11:30 p.m.
1,097,000
3
16
The Big Bang Theory (syndicated run)*
CTV
7:30-8 p.m.
926,000
Top programs for Tuesday, September 15, 2015
Rank for day Rank for week Show Network Time
Total viewers
1
4
America’s Got Talent
City
8-10:01 p.m.
1,667,000
2
6
Blue Jays Baseball*
Sportsnet
7:05-9:58 p.m.
1,463,000
3
7
CTV Evening News*
CTV
6-7 p.m.
1,362,000
Top programs for Wednesday, September 16, 2015
Rank for day Rank for week Show Network Time
Total viewers
1
2
MasterChef
CTV
8-10 p.m.
2,045,000
2
5
America’s Got Talent
City
9-11 p.m.
1,609,000
3
6
Blue Jays Baseball*
Sportsnet
7:05-9:58 p.m.
1,463,000
Top programs for Thursday, September 17, 2015
Rank for day Rank for week Show Network Time
Total viewers
1
1
The Amazing Race Canada
CTV
9-10 p.m.
2,148,000
2
6
Blue Jays Baseball
Sportsnet
7:05-9:58 p.m.
1,463,000
3
7
CTV Evening News*
CTV
6-7 p.m.
1,362,000
Top programs for Friday, September 18, 2015
Rank for day Rank for week Show Network Time
Total viewers
1
6
Blue Jays Baseball*
Sportsnet
7:05-9:58 p.m.
1,463,000
2
7
CTV Evening News*
CTV
6-7 p.m.
1,362,000
3
12
CTV National News*
CTV
11-11:30 p.m.
1,097,000
Top programs for Saturday, September 19, 2015
Rank for day Rank for week Show Network Time
Total viewers
1
6
Blue Jays Baseball*
Sportsnet
7:05-9:58 p.m.
1,463,000
2
12
CTV National News*
CTV
1,097,000
3
15
CTV Evening News Weekend
CTV
6-7 p.m.
953,000
Top programs for Sunday, September 20, 2015
Rank for day Rank for week Show Network Time
Total viewers
1
3
Emmy Awards
CTV
8-11 p.m.
1,853,000
2
6
Blue Jays Baseball*
Sportsnet
7:05-9:58 p.m.
1,463,000
3
10
Big Brother
Global
8:01-9 p.m.
1,305,000
These numbers cover all viewers over the age of two who watched the above programs live or within seven days of the show’s initial broadcast. The times listed above are shown in Eastern Time. The total number refers to the “average minute audience.” Note that programs that have asterisks next to them aired on multiple days.

*Numbers and times provided are for multiple broadcasts:
CTV National News (daily)
CTV Evening News (weekdays)
The Big Bang Theory (syndicated run) (weekdays)
Blue Jays Baseball (Tuesday-Sunday)

Source: Numeris

(Featured Image: Promotional image for The Emmy Awards via Bell Media)
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