The Wednesday that forgot Global
BBM/Nielsen Top 30 – April 9-15, 2007

Global crept up on juggernaut CTV on Tuesday, won a few on Monday and Thursday, but disappeared from the world of Top 30 during Wednesday's prime time sked.

Here are the national winners (for all persons 2+, all times ET) according to BBM/Nielsen – April 9-15, 2007.

Monday: CTV’s CSI: Miami won the night with an average 2.256 million viewers in the 10 pm time slot (up from 1.521 million on the previous week’s chart). Global’s House put up a fight at 8 pm, attracting 1.489 million viewers, but it couldn’t take the time slot from CTV’s Dancing with the Stars, which got 1.667 million (down from 1.886 million). Global did, however, took 9 pm with 24‘s 1.635 million viewers (up from 1.589 million).

Tuesday: Global’s House crept up on the juggernaut’s numbers on this chart, attracting 2.836 million viewers (up from 2.217 million), taking second place on the Top 30, and winning the 9 pm time slot. CTV’s American Idol kept its crown as the 8 pm winner (and first place on the Top 30) with 2.89 million (down from 2.923 million). Dancing with the Stars at 9 pm attracted 1.464 million (down from 1.503 million), while Law & Order: SVU earned 1.387 million (down from 2.15 million) at 10 pm – making CTV the winner for those two slots.

Wednesday: American Idol won 9 pm for CTV with an average 2.463 million viewers (up from 2.314 million). The net won 10 pm with 2.113 million viewers watching CSI: New York (up from 1.637 million) and 8 pm with Lost‘s 1.154 million (down from 1.23 million). Good thing Canadians have TV listings, ’cause looking at this national chart, there ain’t a hint of Global’s prime time Wednesday.

Thursday: Now here’s an active prime time – three winners and three losers. At 8 pm, Global took the crown with 2.211 million viewers staying in touch with Survivor: Fiji (up from 2.088 million) against CTV’s Grey’s Anatomy, which got 1.113 million. The 9 pm time slot went to CTV’s CSI with a beefed up 2.825 million (up from 2.52 million), while Global’s Are You Smarter Than a Fifth Grader? only got 894,000 (down from 1.102 million). CTV’s ER at 10 pm raked in 1.647 million and won that time slot, but Global’s Shark put up a good fight and earned 1.14 million (a slight fall from 1.236 million the previous week).

Friday: CTV won the only Top 30 spot for dramatic programming with Law & Order at 10. The show earned 1.236 million viewers (down from 1.393 million).

Saturday: CBC’s traditional Saturday night win with Hockey Night in Canada, starting at 7 pm, translated into a Wednesday to Sunday average on these charts. This week’s Top 30 puts the NHL Playoffs Round One at #21, earning an average of 1.168 million across those five nights.

Sunday: CTV ruled the night’s dramatic programming sked, starting with a 7 pm Cold Case lead-in to prime time that attracted 1.056 million viewers. Amazing Race at 8 pm got the night’s top numbers with 1.955 million viewers (up from 1.692 million). Desperate Housewives at 9 pm lost a little, but not much, of that audience as 1.945 million viewers stuck to CTV. CBC’s 9:30 pm airing of NHL Playoffs ranked third for the night, with 1.431 million viewers. And at 10 pm, Criminal Minds attracted another 1.211 million average for CTV.

For lists of the top 30 TV shows nationally and by region for the week, according to BBM/Nielsen, please click the links below: