Canadian TV Ratings: ‘Big Bang Theory’ tops with 3.9 million viewers

Canadian TV Ratings: ‘Big Bang Theory’ tops with 3.9 million viewers

American programming continues to dominate the Canadian TV ratings. CTV’s simulcast of Big Bang Theory absolutely trounced the competition with over 3.9 million viewers tuning in to see whether Sheldon’s royalty contract would lead to hilarious conflict. (Spoiler: it did.) It’s remarkable how much Canadians love Big Bang Theory. In the U.S., that same Big Bang episode lured 14.68 million viewers […]

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American programming continues to dominate the Canadian TV ratings. CTV’s simulcast of Big Bang Theory absolutely trounced the competition with over 3.9 million viewers tuning in to see whether Sheldon’s royalty contract would lead to hilarious conflict. (Spoiler: it did.)

It’s remarkable how much Canadians love Big Bang Theory. In the U.S., that same Big Bang episode lured 14.68 million viewers — so if you divide that figure by nine, which is roughly the difference between our populations — that would mean Big Bang would have ranked #9 in the Canadian TV ratings with 1.63 million viewers.

It’s official: Canadians love Big Bang Theory 240 per cent more than Americans.

As for Canadian programming, here’s the list of programs that cracked the top 30:

  • CTV Local Evening News (#7, 1,751,000 viewers)
  • Masterchef Canada (CTV, #15, 1,388,000 viewers)
  • Murdoch Mysteries (CBC, #16, 1,360,000 viewers)
  • Big Brother Canada (Global, #19, 23, 27, 1,230,000, 1,187,000, 1,069,000 viewers)
  • CTV Local Weekend Evening News (#24, 1,163,000 viewers)
  • CTV National News (#25 1,095,000 viewers)
  • Heartland (CBC, #29, 1,035,000 viewers)

Here are the top 10 most-watched TV programs in Canada for the week of March 7-13, 2016:

Rank Program AMA 2+
1 Big Bang Theory 3,972,000
CTV, Thu 8 p.m.
2 Survivor: Kaoh Rong 2,428,000
Global, Wed 8 p.m.
3 Lucifer 1,844,000
CTV, Mon 9:01 p.m.
4 CSI: Cyber 1,832,000
Global, Tue 9 p.m.
5 Blindspot 1,813,000
CTV, Mon 10 p.m.
6 Blue Bloods 1,789,000
CTV, Fri 10 p.m.
7 CTV Local Evening News 1,751,000
Weeknights 6 p.m.
8 Quantico 1,679,000
CTV, Sun 10 p.m.
9 Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. 1,517,000
CTV, Tue 9 p.m.
10 Grey’s Anatomy 1,492,000
CTV, Thu 7 p.m.

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