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. Continue reading
TORONTO (June 2, 2015) City’s momentum continues today as it unveils its strongest and most dynamic schedule to date, announced this morning as part of the annual Rogers Upfront. Up six per cent year-over-year, * the City fall/mid-season schedule builds upon a successful foundation of 11 returning series with the addition of 12 new series.
“City is the home of unconventional conventional programming,” said Colette Watson, Vice President of Television & Broadcast Operations, Rogers. “Our schedule this year has the best mix of proven performers, avant-garde series, sports blockbusters, and the next big hits. It’s our most diverse programming lineup ever, and features a perfect blend of premium comedies and dramas, live event programming, and sports. The City schedule has something for everyone.” Continue reading
While ratings for the week of Dec. 8 weren’t particularly noteworthy, the ratings for the week of Dec. 15 sure were. CTV decided to go with a Cancon-heavy schedule, and naturally, you might expect that CTV’s ratings would have dipped without a few of its American anchors. So how did CTV’s programming fair? I’m glad you asked.
CTV aired a MasterChef Canada Christmas special on Monday, and with only 1,407,000 tuning in, it even lost out to City’s Scorpion. While 1,407,000 for a Canadian show is far from awful, it’s still down from what a typical MasterChef Canada episode would pull in, and I can’t help but imagine that the head honchos over at CTV are now a bit nervous about season two of MasterChef Canada starting in the mythical Sunday at 7 p.m. time-slot in a few weeks.
CTV’s presentation of Corner Gas: The Movie on Dec. 15 did far better and managed to crack the two-million-viewer mark. Unfortunately, that wasn’t enough to make it the night’s most watched program according to the Numeris chart. Global managed to best it with Survivor. However, the broadcast of Corner Gas: The Movie was a “super-simulcast network premiere,” which is a fancy way of saying that it aired on CTV, CTV Two and CTV GO. I’m not sure if Numeris included the CTV Two numbers with CTV’s for the broadcast chart, but if they didn’t, I wouldn’t be surprised if CTV Two’s numbers along with CTV’s would have helped Corner Gas: The Movie top Survivor. Continue reading
TORONTO (October 8, 2014) – Final data from Numeris (BBM Canada) confirms that GOTHAM is the most-watched series premiere of the 2014/2015 TV season thus far, with a final audience of 3.4 million viewers on CTV, it was announced today. CTV delivered four of the Top 6 most-watched new programs during Premiere Week among total viewers. Along with CTV’s HOW TO GET AWAY WITH MURDER (#2) and FOREVER (#3), GOTHAM allowed CTV to complete a clean sweep of the Top 3 new series of the week for A25-54 and A18-49, performing well beyond projected audiences among those demos and total viewers.
The announcement comes as last night’s series premiere of THE FLASH on CTV ranks #3 among series debuts this fall based on preliminary overnight audiences, and is sure to become one of the top-ranked new programs of the season with final data.
Additionally, both GOTHAM and CTV’s HOW TO GET AWAY WITH MURDER (3.1 million) landed among the Top 3 most-watched television programs in Canada for the week overall (along with THE BIG BANG THEORY, 3.9 million), and among the Top 4 for all key demos. Continue reading