Canadian TV Ratings: November 2-8, 2015

The Big Bang Theory moseyed its way back onto Thursday nights, and you know those millions of viewers who just seemed to have disappeared when the show aired new episodes on Monday nights, they’ve all miraculously showed up. November 5’s Big Bang Theory drew 4,122,000 viewers over on CTV. The large spike from the 2,666,000 that the last Big Bang original drew on October 26 is almost certainly because simultaneous substitution is back in effect for the series. CTV is now airing the program at the same time as CBS instead of airing it a half-hour before like they did when the show was on Monday nights.

Without Big Bang Theory on Mondays, the night is now a ghost townThe top show on Monday, November 2 was Supergirl with 1,736,000 tuning in. To give you an idea of how bad that number is, two series on Friday of the same week, Blue Bloods and Hawaii Five-O, drew more viewers than Monday’s new top show. Friday, as many of you probably know, is pretty much a dead night for TV. It’s not Saturday dead, but it’s still pretty lousy.

Actually, things are so bad on Mondays that CBC’s Murdoch Mysteries is almost catching up to two former hotshot series on Global and CTV. Just 283,000 viewers separate Global’s NCIS: Los Angeles and Murdoch Mysteries, and 204,000 separate Murdoch and CTV’s Gotham. Believe it or not, Gotham was actually considered the #1 fall premiere at one point last year with nearly 3.4 million viewers, so things have absolutely collapsed for the show. Being up against Supergirl, another superhero series, probably isn’t helping Gotham in the ratings, too. 

Murdoch Mysteries isn’t the only CBC show flying high, Heartland managed to squeak onto Sunday’s chart below with 1,286,000 viewers. Pretty random, eh? Heartland was probably able to snag the slot below because it’s up against virtually nothing. I believe its main competition is reruns of Sunnyside on City, reruns of Border Security on Global and the tail-end of some random NFL game on CTV. But nearly 1.3 million viewers is still quite incredible. Its 7 p.m. time-slot is lousy no matter what day of the week it is, and I often find myself forgetting that the major networks program the 7 p.m. hour on Sundays. Also, I can’t remember the last time that I saw Heartland on Numeris’ Top Programs chart, so it showing up now is still quite a surprise.

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

Top programs for Monday, November 2, 2015

Rank for day Rank for week Show Network Time Total viewers
1 12 Supergirl Global 8-9 p.m. 1,736,000
2 13 Blindspot CTV 9-10 p.m. 1,728,000
3 16 CTV Evening News* CTV 6-7 p.m. 1,680,000

Top programs for Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Rank for day Rank for week Show Network Time Total viewers
1 2 NCIS Global 8-9 p.m. 2,801,000
2 4 NCIS: New Orleans Global 9-10 p.m. 2,354,000
3 7 The Flash CTV 8-9 p.m. 1,880,000

Top programs for Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Rank for day Rank for week Show Network Time Total viewers
1 3 Survivor Global 8-9 p.m. 2,431,000
2 6 Criminal Minds CTV 9-10 p.m. 2,054,000
3 14 Arrow CTV 8-9 p.m. 1,690,000

Top programs for Thursday, November 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. 4,122,000
2 9 Grey’s Anatomy CTV 7-8 p.m. 1,841,000
3 16 CTV Evening News* CTV 6-7 p.m. 1,680,000

Top programs for Friday, November 6, 2015

Rank for day Rank for week Show Network Time Total viewers
1 10 Blue Bloods CTV 10-11 p.m. 1,824,000
2 11 Hawaii Five-O Global 9-10 p.m. 1,775,000
3 14 The Amazing Race CTV 8-9 p.m. 1,690,000

Top programs for Sunday, November 8, 2015

Rank for day Rank for week Show Network Time Total viewers
1 5 Quantico CTV 10-11 p.m. 2,159,000
2 24 Madam Secretary Global 8-9 p.m. 1,396,000
3 27 Heartland CBC 7-8 p.m. 1,286,000

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 Evening News (Monday-Friday)

Source: Numeris

(Featured Image: Heartland promotional image via CBC Media Centre)