Family Channel hits the chart
BBM/Nielsen Top 30 – August 13-19, 2007

The made-for-TV mega-hit High School Musical 2 (dubbed 'Grease without the dirty parts' by one dad) put Astral Television's specialty channel on the Top 30.

Here are the national winners (for all persons 2+, all times ET), according to BBM/Nielsen for August 13-19, 2007.

News and daily shows: CTV Evening News at 6 pm fell three spots to #8 with an average minute audience of 1.249 million viewers (up slightly from 1.248 million on the previous week’s chart). The net’s Jeopardy/Access Hollywood at 7:30 pm stayed at #14 with one million viewers (up from 992,000). Global’s National at 5:30 pm stayed at #19 with 870,000 (up from 861,000), while News Hour at 6 pm fell three spots to #25 with 805,000 (down from 818,000). CTV National News at 11 pm fell two spots to #23 with 808,000 (down from 830,000). CBC’s Coronation Street at 7 pm hit #27 with 725,000. Global’s The Young & The Restless at 4:30 pm climbed one spot to #28 with 706,000 (up from 650,000). CBC’s National News at 10 pm hit #30 with 653,000 viewers.

Monday: CTV kept the other nets off the chart for another Monday night. The net’s Canadian Idol at 9 pm climbed two spots to #1 with 1.589 million viewers (up from 1.426 million). So You Think You Can Dance? at 8 pm raked in 1.041 million and hit #12 (a huge gain over the 682,000 average earned by Corner Gas for this time slot on the previous week’s chart). CSI: Miami at 10 pm stayed at #15 with 999,000 (up from 959,000).

Tuesday: CTV’s America’s Got Talent, airing 8-9:30 pm, overtook the net’s Canadian Idol, climbing to #2 with 1.51 million viewers (up from 1.333 million). Idol‘s Tuesday night half-hour show at 9:30 pm fell from top spot to #5 with 1.315 million (down from 1.641 million). CTV’s Law & Order: SVU at 10 pm climbed six spots to #7 with 1.254 million (up from 1.01 million). Global’s Big Brother at 9 pm lost its winning streak in that time slot, falling three spots to #10 with 1.162 million (down from 1.186 million).

Wednesday: CTV’s So You Think You Can Dance? at 8 pm fell three spots to #11 with 1.161 million viewers (up from 1.135 million). The net’s CSI: New York at 10 pm earned 960,000 (down from 1.055 million) and hit #16. For the second week running, Global failed to get a Wednesday night show in the national Top 30.

Thursday: CTV’s So You Think You Can Dance?, airing 8-10 pm, took #4 with 1.376 million viewers. Global’s Big Brother at 8 pm fell another five spots to #17 with 929,000 (down from 1.051 million). CTV’s Criminal Minds fell four spots to #21 with 857,000 (down from 943,000).

Friday: The Family Channel’s High School Musical 2, airing 8-9:30 pm, won the night, hitting the chart at #13 with 1.001 million viewers (See Playback Daily‘s extensive coverage). CTV’s Law & Order: CI at 10 pm climbed six spots back to #20 with 862,000 (up from 764,000).

Saturday: CTV’s W-Five at 7 pm climbed 12 spots to #18 with 873,000 viewers (up from 636,000). The net’s weekend Evening News at 6 pm hit #24 and earned a Saturday/Sunday average of 807,000 viewers (up from 727,000).

Sunday: For the second week running, CBC dominated Sunday night. The pubcaster’s Sunday night movie, airing 8-10 pm, climbed six spots to #3 with 1.492 million viewers (up from 1.084 million), while the net’s evening news at 10 pm kept the audience strong at 1.29 million (up from 1.212 million) and stayed at #6. Global’s Big Brother at 8 pm climbed seven spots to #9 with 1.221 million (up from 951,000). The net’s Family Guy at 9 pm hit #22 with 842,000 viewers, while the show’s 9:30 pm airing took #26 with 794,000. CTV’s Law & Order: SVU at 10 pm fell six spots to #29 with 661,000 viewers (down from 806,000).

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: