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Canadian TV Ratings: June 8-14, 2015

It appears that Canadians spent most of the week of June 8 doing things other than watching TV. Outside of MasterChef, America’s Got Talent, Bones, Rookie Blue and of course the NHL, ratings were pretty tepid.

I suppose I could include So You Think You Can Dance on that list, but the nearly 1.2 million it drew in on June 8 looks small in comparison to MasterChef’s audience of nearly 1.8 million on June 10 and America’s Got Talent’s audience of nearly 1.7 million on June 9.

Very few programs managed to crack the 1.5 million viewer mark during the week of June 8, but could you blame anyone for that? Who wants to sit around watching reruns?

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Canadian TV Ratings: May 25-31, 2015

I think we might as well say that the lazy days of summer are here. Many of the year’s top programs have ended their seasons and are off the air or in rerun mode till the fall.

At least we have some summer replacement series to hold us over till then, right? MasterChef was the top summer replacement program for the week of May 25. It drew 1,669,000, and while that’s not too bad, it was down from the finale of MasterChef Canada, which drew over two million viewers. City’s America’s Got Talent wasn’t too far behind MasterChef with 1,612,000 viewers. Global’s Thursday duo Bones and Rookie Blue also did nicely with 1,580,000 and 1,576,000 viewers, respectively.

For more on TV’s other top programs, check out the charts below and visit Numeris at the source link. 

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Press Release: GLOBAL’S TRIED-AND-TRUE FALL SCHEDULE DELIVERS BIG NUMBERS

Global (screenshot via Global GO)

Global (screenshot via Global GO)

TORONTO, November 27, 2014 – Global’s lineup of returning hits and explosive new series continues to solidify the network as a primetime destination for audiences. Global has seen impressive primetime growth in Canada amongst total viewers, with a  four percent increase versus the same time last year. Propelled by newcomers Stalker and Madam Secretary and returning favourites Bones,  Hawaii Five-0 and Survivor, Global is seeing solid growth across primetime, with audiences up Wednesday through Sunday versus last year.

The highlights don’t stop there. Global’s primetime series are delivering massive audiences for the network. In addition to owning  six of the top 20 series, a number of primetime series have increased audiences in their timeslots over last year, including BonesMadam Secretary and Stalker.

The most watched show in the world, NCIS welcomed another spinoff to its franchise, and Canadians are hooked. NCIS: New Orleans joins the original in the top ten nationally, and maintains nearly all of the audience from NCIS. In addition, NCIS: New Orleans  is locked in a virtual tie with Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

Other programming highlights include:
• After 29 seasons, Survivor continues to be the #1 Reality program in Canada this fall
• Fan favourite Bones continues to deliver impressive audiences, increasing its new Thursday at 8 pm timeslot by  65%
Chicago Fire has increased its audience by 26% versus last year
• Newcomers  Stalker and Madam Secretary have improved their timeslots by 67% and 58% respectively
• The network has seen increased audiences Wednesday through Sunday:
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Canadian TV Ratings: October 27-November 2, 2014

Well, this was the week that The Big Bang Theory, the nation’s biggest show, moved from Monday back to its familiar home on Thursday nights. That of course brought with it a few ups and downs.

With The Big Bang Theory out of the picture, Castle became Monday’s most watched show despite shedding 36,000 viewers from last week. Without the major lead in provided by an original Big Bang, Gotham sank below the two million viewer mark to only 1,981,000 to take third place for the night behind Global’s Blacklist.

Over on Thursday, The Big Bang Theory was tops for the night and the week on a whole (of course) with 4,414,000 watching, but that viewership wasn’t enough to help prop up CTV for the rest of the night. The Millers, which immediately followed The Big Bang Theory, gathered a rather weak 1,416,000, which is down dramatically from the 4,414,000 that Big Bang pulled in. Two and a Half Men did okay at 9 p.m. with 2,009,000 tuning in, but by the time The McCarthys came on, CTV’s audience fell down to 1,474,000. That’s just a hair better than The Millers, which aired days before out of simulcast on CBS.

It also looks like How To Get Away With Murder suffered significantly because of the return of comedy and Elementary on Thursday nights. It dipped to a viewership of only 1,919,000, not even high enough to claim third place for the day. (That title goes to Global’s Bones.) Continue reading

Press Release: SAVING HOPE Grows to 1.3 Million Viewers as CTV’s Female-Driven Thursday Night Lineup Reigns

CTV (logo via CTV.ca)

CTV (logo via CTV.ca)

TORONTO (October 3, 2014) – Halfway through its fall event, CTV’s own SAVING HOPE solidly owned its Thursdays at 9 p.m. timeslot last night with an initial audience of 1.3 million viewers, preliminary overnight data from Numeris (BBM Canada) confirms. Along with the Top 2 programs of the night – HOW TO GET AWAY WITH MURDER and GREY’S ANATOMY – SAVING HOPE allowed CTV to claim the Top 3 programs of the night among F18-49 and F25-54, as well as three of the Top 4 programs of the night for total viewers and all key demos.

CTV won every hour of primetime with total views and both key demos, but it was women who powered the evening. CTV’s primetime lineup averaged more than 1 million female viewers, 85% more than CTV’s next closest competitor.

With preliminary Playback + 7 data now in, last Thursday’s (Sept. 25) female-driven lineup on CTV saw the series premiere of one of this fall’s biggest new series HOW TO GET AWAY WITH MURDER climb to 3.1 million (from 2.4 million), the season premiere of GREY’S ANATOMY grow to 2.2 million viewers (from 1.8 million), and the second episode of SAVING HOPE increase to 1.5 million (from 1.2 million).

A closer look at Thursday’s Numeris (BBM Canada) preliminary data:

  • With 1.66 million viewers at 8 p.m., GREY’S ANATOMY was #2 for the night with total viewers and the key A18-49 and A25-54 demos, besting BONES (1.65 million; Global/FOX) by +21% A18-49 and +18% A25-54.
  • Winning its timeslot at 9 p.m., the stand-alone broadcast of SAVING HOPE (1.32 million) led the simulcast series premiere of GRACEPOINT (1.1 million; Global/FOX) by double-digits with total viewers and in all key demos (+19% P2; +25% A18-34; +86% A18-49; +54% A25-54). With only two episodes left before its Fall Finale, SAVING HOPE grew 10% with total viewers and 7% among A25-54 over last Thursday’s episode. SAVING HOPE also more than doubled SCANDAL’s (510,000; City/ABC) audiences with total viewers (+158%), as well as in the key A18-49 (+129%) and A25-54 (+145%).
  • Retaining 97% of its premiere audience, HOW TO GET AWAY WITH MURDER delivered an initial overnight audience of 2.34 million viewers at 10 p.m., winning its hour and ranking #1 for the day for the second week in a row with total viewers and all key demos.

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Press Release: The Verdict is In: HOW TO GET AWAY WITH MURDER is Fall’s #1 New Series with 2.4 Million Viewers Thursday on CTV

CTV (logo via CTV.ca)

CTV (logo via CTV.ca)

TORONTO (September 26, 2014) – It was a criminally good premiere for HOW TO GET AWAY WITH MURDER as the series debut snuck past CTV’s own GOTHAM (2.37 million) to instantly become the most-watched debut of the season with an initial audience of 2.40 million viewers, preliminary overnight data from Numeris (BBM Canada) confirms. HOW TO GET AWAY WITH MURDER was the most-watched program Thursday, taking the top spot in all key demos. Ranking #2 for the night, the season premiere of GREY’S ANATOMY returned with 1.8 million viewers at 8 p.m. At 9 p.m., SAVING HOPE grew 10% from its Monday premiere, winning its regular Thursday night timeslot with 1.2 million viewers.  Overall, CTV won every hour of primetime Thursday.

A closer look at Thursday’s Numeris (BBM Canada) preliminary data:

  • At 8 p.m., GREY’S ANATOMY bested BONES by 34% in the key A25-54 demo, and 45% among A18-49 (Global/FOX).
  • At 9 p.m., SAVING HOPE won its timeslot with more than double the viewers of its next closest competitor.
  • At 10 p.m., the season’s most-watched new program to-date HOW TO GET AWAY WITH MURDER delivered ratings as high as 6.7 (Toronto) and 6.9 (Montréal) for A25-54.
  • All three dramas saw half-hour growth in their broadcasts.

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Press Release: GLOBAL ANNOUNCES FALL PREMIERE DATES

TORONTO, August 11, 2014 – This fall, Global delivers the wow factor with a powerhouse schedule of captivating new dramas, charming comedies, and long-awaited comebacks of returning favourites, drawing viewers in to sensational TV moments.

With a schedule packed with TV’s fiercest females, hottest men and thrilling event series, Global gears up for an unstoppable season. Ten o’clock is home to Global’s most buzzed about new dramas, including the heart-pounding new thriller Stalker, premiering on October 1, comic book adaptation Constantine beginning October 24, and the gripping CIA drama State of Affairs, debuting on November 17. Unapologetic political drama Madam Secretary joins critically acclaimed The Good Wife rounding out Global’s must-see Sunday night schedule. From dynamic characters to spine-tingling twists, Global also brings viewers the highly anticipated event of the season Gracepoint, premiering October 2. Continue reading