Canadian TV Ratings: November 23-29, 2015

Where do we even start with this hot mess of a week? Monday’s a logical place to start — how about we start there?

While some of Monday night’s shows showed some improvement from the week before, the numbers are still quite lousy. Not a single show cracked the two million viewer mark, but what’s perhaps the most interesting thing that happened that night wasn’t what was on top, but what Monday shows were near the end of Numeris’ Top Programs chart for the week. Murdoch Mysteries managed to draw more viewers than Supergirl on Global! (You hear that, NCIS: Los Angeles and Blindspot? You’re next!) City’s Scorpion made an appearance as well claiming the 24th spot for the week. It’s all just madness, I know.

The Adele special, Adele: Live in London, aired on Wednesday, November 25, and it drew monster ratings. Over 2.1 million Canadians tuned in to watch Adele do what Adele does best. That wasn’t the night’s top program, but it was mighty close. CTV/Bell had the North American exclusive rights for the special, so they pulled in that audience without a simulcast or much hype from the American press. Pretty snazzy, eh?

The Big Bang Theory was a rerun on Thursday, November 26, and it plummeted in the ratings — hard. It went from over four million viewers the week before to just below 1.8 million. When it comes to Big Bang numbers on Thursday nights, they seem to go hard or go home. 

HNIC didn’t make it onto Saturday’s chart below, but W5 did. I know, what? W5 is still on the air? Well, of course it is, it’s just that CTV stuck it in a crappy time-slot on a night that people haven’t bothered to tune into shows on broadcast TV since the ’70s. (Seriously, though, the CBS line-up on Saturday nights in the ’70s was poppin’ — All in the Family, M*A*S*HMary Tyler Moore, The Bob Newhart Show and The Carol Burnett Show. It was just classic after classic.)

Sunday had the Grey Cup with over four million tuning in for the game and nearly 2.5 million tuning in for the “Countdown” pre-show. Quantico survived relatively unscathed from the football pandemonium (and being preempted the week before for the American Music Awards) as over two million still tuned in to it just minutes after the game ended. Whew.

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 23, 2015

Rank for day Rank for week Show Network Time Total viewers
1 8 Castle CTV 10:01-11 p.m. 1,938,000
2 12 Gotham CTV 8-9:01 p.m. 1,672,000
3 13 CTV Evening News* CTV 6-7 p.m. 1,659,000

Top programs for Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Rank for day Rank for week Show Network Time Total viewers
1 2 NCIS Global 8-9 p.m. 2,832,000
2 4 NCIS: New Orleans Global 9-10 p.m. 2,438,000
3 13 CTV Evening News* CTV 6-7 p.m. 1,659,000

Top programs for Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Rank for day Rank for week Show Network Time Total viewers
1 5 Survivor Global 8-10 p.m. 2,150,000
2 6 Adele: Live in London CTV 8-9:30 p.m. 2,142,000
3 11 Code Black CTV 10-11 p.m. 1,767,000

Top programs for Thursday, November 26, 2015

Rank for day Rank for week Show Network Time Total viewers
1 10 The Big Bang Theory CTV 8-8:31 p.m. 1,789,000
2 13 CTV Evening News* CTV 6-7 p.m. 1,659,000
3 18 Elementary Global 10:03-11:01 p.m. 1,419,000

Top programs for Friday, November 27, 2015

Rank for day Rank for week Show Network Time Total viewers
1 13 CTV Evening News* CTV 6-7 p.m. 1,659,000
2 14 The Amazing Race CTV 8-9 p.m. 1,589,000
3 26 The Big Bang Theory (syndicated run)* CTV 7:30-8 p.m. 1,169,000

Top programs for Saturday, November 28, 2015

Rank for day Rank for week Show Network Time Total viewers
1 27 CTV National News* CTV 11-11:30 p.m. 1,152,000
2 30 W5 CTV 7-8 p.m. 1,060,000

Top programs for Sunday, November 29, 2015

Rank for day Rank for week Show Network Time Total viewers
1 1 CFL Grey Cup TSN 6:40-9:44 p.m. 4,065,000
2 3 CFL Grey Cup Countdown TSN 6-6:40 p.m. 2,482,000
3 7 Quantico CTV 10-11 p.m. 2,036,000

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)

CTV National News (Daily)

The Big Bang Theory (syndicated run) (Monday-Friday)

Source: Numeris

(Featured Image: Adele: Live in London promotional image via Bell Media)

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