C.S.I. is tops – BBM/Nielsen Top 30: August 10-16, 2009

With America's top dancer out of the way, cop shows are one and two in the quest for viewers.


Here are the national champs (for all persons 2+; all times ET) according to BBM/Nielsen for August 10 – August 16, 2009.

Monday: Law & Order: CI on CTV at 9 pm was the biggest draw on Monday for the second week in a row and was the second most-watched show of the week with 1.282 million viewers. (The police show had 1.155 viewers the previous week.)

Tuesday: Big Brother 11 was the top Tuesday performer again with 1.135 million viewers on Global at 9 pm. (The reality show had 1.124 million viewers the previous Tuesday.)

Wednesday: CTV Evening News at 6 pm was the most-watched show on Wednesday, attracting 1.053 million viewers. So You Think You Can Dance Canada audition show was a close second with 1.032 million viewers. (The final American So You Think You Can Dance performance show was the previous Wednesday’s top performer with 1.566 million viewers.)

Thursday: C.S.I., on CTV at 9 pm, was the most-watched program of the week with 1.306 million viewers. (The previous Thursday also featured the week’s top performer, with the SYTYCD finale attracting 1.853 million viewers.)

Friday: CTV Evening News at 6 pm kept its stranglehold on Friday’s top spot, a position it has maintained since the end of the Stanley Cup playoffs. The news broadcast received 1.053 million viewers. (The program had 1.022 million viewers the previous Friday.)

Saturday: CTV National News at 11 pm remained the top-rated show on Saturdays, earning 840,000 sets of eyeballs. (The news program had 892,000 viewers the previous Saturday.)

Sunday: For the second week in a row Big Brother 11 on Global at 8 pm was the top performer with 1.014 million viewers. (The reality show had 1.132 million viewers the previous Sunday.)