CBC wins Sunday in 10 minutes
BBM/Nielsen Top 30 – August 5-12, 2007

The pubcaster pushed other nets down the charts on Sunday night with a primetime movie. A spike in viewers for a newsy 10-minute time slot gave the net a double win.

Here are the national winners (for all persons 2+, all times ET), according to BBM/Nielsen for August 5-12, 2007.

News and daily shows: CTV Evening News at 6 pm climbed two spots to #5 with an average minute audience of 1.248 million viewers (up from 1.103 million on the previous week’s chart). The net’s Jeopardy/Access Hollywood at 7:30 pm fell three spots to #14 with 992,000 (up from 880,000). Global’s National at 5:30 pm fell six spots to #19 with 861,000 (up from 813,000), while News Hour at 6 pm fell six spots to #22 with 818,000 (up from 765,000). CTV National News at 11 pm fell three spots to #21 with 830,000 (up from 733,000). Global’s The Young & The Restless at 4:30 pm fell eight spots to #29 with 650,000 (down from 661,000).

Monday: CTV won the night without competition on the Top 30. At 9 pm, Canadian Idol fell two spots to #3 with 1.426 million viewers (down from 1.517 million). CSI: Miami at 10 pm fell 11 spots to #15 with 959,000 (down from 1.188 million). Corner Gas at 8 pm returned to the charts at #28 with 682,000 viewers.

Tuesday: CTV’s Canadian Idol at 9:30 pm took #1 with 1.641 million viewers (up from 1.405 million). The net’s America’s Got Talent, airing 8-9:30 pm, climbed two spots to #4 with 1.333 million (up from 1.127 million). Global’s Big Brother won the 9 pm time slot, edging up one spot to #7 with 1.186 million (up from 1.055 million). CTV’s Law & Order: SVU won 10 pm with 1.01 million (up from 934,000) but fell three spots to #13. Global’s game show Power of 10 hit the chart at #18 with 897,000 viewers.

Wednesday: CTV’s So You Think You Can Dance? won the night and the 8 pm time slot, falling three spots to #8 with 1.135 million (down slightly from 1.136 million). The net’s Criminal Minds at 9 pm earned 1.077 million (up from the 835,000 average the show got in the previous week’s Thursday 10 pm time slot). The net’s CSI: New York at 10 pm raked in 1.055 million (up from 796,000). With Global’s American Inventor and 1 vs. 100 gone from the chart, the net had no Wednesday primetime showings on the Top 30.

Thursday: CTV’s CSI at 9 pm won the night and shot up 10 spots to #2 with 1.436 million viewers, while the show’s 8 pm airing hit #25 with 779,000. Global’s Big Brother won 8 pm with 1.051 million (up from 1.007 million) but fell three spots to #12. CTV’s Criminal Minds at 10 pm fell five spots to #17 with 943,000 (up from 835,000).

Friday: CTV kept its two shows on the chart. Law & Order at 9 pm climbed 10 spots to #20 with 843,000 viewers (up from 567,000), while Law & Order: CI at 10 pm fell six spots to #26 with 764,000 (up from 689,000).

Saturday: CTV’s weekend Evening News on Saturday and Sunday at 6 pm earned an average of 727,000 viewers. The net’s W-Five at 7 pm attracted 636,000 viewers at #30.

Sunday: CBC’s Sunday Night News, airing 10-10:10 pm, took the title of the night, winning with 1.212 million viewers and hitting the chart at #6. The Ceeb’s Sunday Night Movie sandwiched that 10-minute win, airing from 8-10:50 pm and attracting 1.084 million at #9. Global’s previous winner, Big Brother at 8 pm, earned 951,000 (up from 719,000) and climbed three spots to #16. CTV’s Law & Order: SVU at 10 pm jumped five spots to #23 with 806,000 (up from 578,000). The net’s Cold Case at 9 pm climbed two spots to #24 with 795,000 (up from 609,000).

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