Canadian TV Ratings: February 29-March 6, 2016

It’s no secret that I’m not a big fan of Big Brother. In fact, you could say I hate it. On second thought, you should say that I hate it. I kinda feel my IQ dropping just thinking about it. But that doesn’t matter at all because it’s pretty obvious Big Brother Canada is a big hit.

The season four premiere snagged 1,402,000 viewers over on Global, which as far as I can tell was a dramatic increase from last season.

I was trying to find the exact numbers for Big Brother Canada’s season three premiere, but I wasn’t able to even spot it on the Numeris Top Programs chart. Apparently, season three debuted on March 23 of last year, but when you check the Numeris Top Programs chart for the week, the season premiere didn’t make it. That may be because it also aired on Slice, Big Brother Canada’s former home.

For what its worth, the episodes that aired on Wednesday and Sunday of that week both each drew fewer than 1.2 million viewers, though, and a Global press release says that the season three premiere reached 2.6 million viewers, but that’s likely looking at unique viewers and they arrived at that number using overnight numbers.

When Global compared the season four premiere numbers to last season’s, the network said it was up 17 per cent over season three’s premiere. Again, that info isn’t worth much considering they used overnight data there; however, if you’re curious, that overnight data showed 988,000 tuning in when the final numbers show over 400,000 more watched the season four premiere.

Anyway, putting Big Brother Canada aside, NCIS topped the week. Survivor and CSI: Cyber kept up their inexplicably strong numbers. Lucifer continued its downward spiral, but Supergirl perked up a bit.

For more on those shows and the week’s other top programs, check out Numeris at the source link.

Source: Numeris

(Featured Image: Big Brother Canada Season 4 Houseguests via Shaw Media)
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