Canadian TV Ratings: October 5-11, 2015

Network TV needs to fear The Walking Dead. CTV’s freshman hit Quantico had the misfortune of going up against the season premiere of The Walking Dead on October 11, and the AMC zombie show took a large bite out of Quantico’s audience. Quantico went from being the second most-watched show of the week with an audience of 2,519,000 for its October 4 episode to the 12th most-watched show of the week with an audience of only 1,889,000 when the super-sized premiere of AMC’s mega hit The Walking Dead ran for an extra half hour into its time-slot on October 11. Luckily for Quantico, it shouldn’t have to go up directly against The Walking Dead often. It will have to put up with its companion show Talking Dead, though.

If you’re hoping to see how many people tuned into The Walking Dead in Canada, however, you shouldn’t hold your breath. Unfortunately, I don’t think we’ll ever know how many people watched the show in Canada because it airs on an American network, and I don’t believe Numeris tracks how many Canadian viewers watch American networks. Their “Weekly Top 30” chart, where the information below comes from, only takes a look at “the Top 30 TV programs for all national networks and Canadian English specialty networks,” so AMC wouldn’t fit the bill.

What I can tell you, though, is that The Big Bang Theory reclaimed its title of the number one show in the country. It jumped from 2,429,000 for its September 28 broadcast on CTV to 2,625,000 for the episode that aired on October 5. NCIS, the show that was tops for the week of September 28, lost viewers instead. It went from 2,614,000 viewers for its September 29 episode to 2,569,000 for the one on October 6. It managed to become the week’s second most-watched broadcast behind The Big Bang Theory, though. (No surprise there.)

If you’re looking for a real shock, check out the numbers for Blindspot. It managed to leap from the 2,092,000 viewers it brought in for its September 28 broadcast to 2,207,000 for the one on October 5. And to think I thought people would’ve been bored with it by now.

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

Top programs for Monday, October 5, 2015

Rank for day Rank for week Show Network Time Total viewers
1 1 The Big Bang Theory CTV 7:30-8 p.m. 2,625,000
2 5 Blindspot CTV 9-10:01 p.m. 2,207,000
3 8 Castle CTV 10:01-11 p.m. 2,037,000

Top programs for Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Rank for day Rank for week Show Network Time Total viewers
1 2 NCIS Global 8-9 p.m. 2,569,000
2 7 NCIS: New Orleans Global 9-10 p.m. 2,064,000
3 9 The Flash CTV 8-9 p.m. 2,012,000

Top programs for Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Rank for day Rank for week Show Network Time Total viewers
1 4 Criminal Minds CTV 9-10 p.m. 2,297,000
2 6 Survivor Global 8-9 p.m. 2,146,000
3 17 Code Black CTV 10-11 p.m. 1,647,000

Top programs for Thursday, October 8, 2015

Rank for day Rank for week Show Network Time Total viewers
1 3 Grey’s Anatomy CTV 8-9 p.m. 2,299,000
2 14 How to Get Away with Murder CTV 10-11 p.m. 1,853,000
3 20 Baseball Divisional Playoffs* Sportsnet 3:34-6:33 p.m. 1,538,000

Top programs for Friday, October 9, 2015

Rank for day Rank for week Show Network Time Total viewers
1 13 Blue Bloods CTV 10-11 p.m. 1,878,000
2 16 Hawaii Five-O Global 9-10 p.m. 1,677,000
3 20 Baseball Divisional Playoffs* Sportsnet 3:34-6:33 p.m. 1,538,000

Top programs for Saturday, October 10, 2015

Rank for day Rank for week Show Network Time Total viewers
1 20 Baseball Divisional Playoffs* Sportsnet 3:34-6:33 p.m. 1,538,000
2 26 Hockey Night in Canada (Prime Time East) CBC 7:08-10:11 p.m. 1,276,000

Top programs for Sunday, October 11, 2015

Rank for day Rank for week Show Network Time Total viewers
1 12 Quantico CTV 10:01-11 p.m. 1,889,000
2 20 Baseball Divisional Playoffs* Sportsnet 3:34-6:33 p.m. 1,538,000

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:

Baseball Divisional Playoffs (Thursday-Sunday)

Source: Numeris

(Featured Image: Screenshot via YouTube/AMC)

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