Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders took quite a tumble on May 11. Its 9 p.m. broadcast drew 1,562,000 viewers, which is around Quantico, Chicago Fire and The Blacklist territory. Its episode that aired the week before at 10 p.m. brought in over two million viewers.
What it seems happened was that it aired without the Criminal Minds lead in it usually had and instead took the place of that show on the schedule.
I know CBS aired a double bill of Beyond Borders that night, but if you take a look at Numeris’ chart, you might think that CTV only aired the first episode because the second one isn’t listed. That seems odd. It might have just been the hardest hit by the Raptors playoff game that night.
Speaking of the Raptors, they did remarkably well. The Monday, Wednesday and Sunday games of the week, which aired on TSN, attracted 1,345,000 viewers. That was enough to best TV staples like Person of Interest, Arrow and Big Brother Canada.
For comparison’s sake, CBC’s round two coverage of the NHL Playoffs drew 1,183,000. I should mention that a lone Sportsnet Raptors game made the chart, too. It garnered roughly 1,149,000 viewers, a bit below the aforementioned NHL Playoffs coverage.
Anyway, for more on the week’s top shows, check out Numeris at the source link.
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