CTV continues to rule prime time with Winter Olympics

CTV continues to rule prime time with Winter Olympics

The Winter Olympics in Vancouver lead Canada’s most watched TV programming for another week. CTV’s coverage is tops in primetime, but the combined average primetime audience (which includes coverage on APTN, CPAC, CTV, MuchMusic, OLN, Omni, RDS, RIS, Sportsnet, TSN and V.) is 5.4 million. Phenomenal numbers that should rise in the final week as […]

The Winter Olympics in Vancouver lead Canada’s most watched TV programming for another week. CTV’s coverage is tops in primetime, but the combined average primetime audience (which includes coverage on APTN, CPAC, CTV, MuchMusic, OLN, Omni, RDS, RIS, Sportsnet, TSN and V.) is 5.4 million. Phenomenal numbers that should rise in the final week as the curling and hockey medal events are factored in.

Top TV SHOWS: FEB. 15-21. 2010 NETWORK VIEWERS
1 Winter Olympics Primetime
Daily 6 p.m.
CTV 2,827,000
2 Survivor: Heroes vs. Villains
THURSDAY 8 p.m.
Global 2,228,000
3 Winter Olympics Daytime
Daily 12 NOON
CTV 1,859,000
4 CTV Local News
MON, Wed-SUN 5:30 p.m.
CTV 1,758,000
5 Dragons’ Den
WEDNESDAY 8 p.m.
CBC 1,317,000
6 American Idol
WEDNESDAY 9 p.m.
A-Channel 1,255,000
7 24
MONDAY 9 p.m.
Global 1,218,000
8 NCIS
tuesday 8 p.m.
Global 1,183,000
9 The Bachelor
monday 8 p.m.
Citytv 1,165,000
10 American Idol
TUESDAY 8 p.m.
A-Channel 1,140,000
11 Winter Olympics Primetime
DAILY 6 p.m.
TSN 1,018,000
12 House
MONDAY 8 p.m.
Global 957,000
13 Family Guy
SUNDAY 9 p.m.
Global 932,000
14 Global National
WEEKDaily 5:30 p.m.
Global 920,000
15 NCIS: Los Angeles
TUESDAY 9 p.m.
Global 907,000
16 The Amazing Race
SUNDAY 8 p.m.
A-Channel 903,000
17 The Young & the Restless
WEEKDaily 4:30 p.m.
Global 882,000
18 Local Newshour
WEEKDAILY 6 p.m.
Global 881,000
19 Bones
WEDNESDAY 8 p.m.
Global 849,000
20 Two and a Half Men
MONDAY 9 p.m.
A-Channel 842,000

Source: BBM Nielsen Canada. This chart shows the top TV programs for all home market stations for the week indicated. Programs are ranked based on their average minute audience. The chart also indicates the broadcast outlet on which the program aired and the program’s start time (shown in Eastern Time).