TSN and CBC net highest ratings with hockey telecasts
The World Junior Hockey Championships and NHL score a one-two punch as regular programming is pre-empted by Christmas holidays. Global's NCIS on Tuesday was the week's most-watched drama.
Here are the top-ranked shows in Canada (for all persons 2+; all times ET), according to BBM Canada, for Dec. 21 to 27, 2009.
Monday: The evening was a CTV ratings juggernaut with Two And A Half Men at 9 p.m. leading the night with 1.569 million viewers. (The week previous, the winner was CSI: Miami with 1.735 million viewers.)
Tuesday: Global’s NCIS held steady as the week’s most watched drama with a viewership of 1.871 million in its 8 p.m. timeslot (a sizeable drop from 2.296 million viewers the week before), followed by the CTV Evening News with 1.520 million viewers, slightly down from last Tuesday’s 1.563 million viewers. (Global’s Survivor Samoa was the top program of the week the previous Tuesday with 2.735, which is the same audience size it attracted during the show’s Sunday broadcast.)
Wednesday: Lloyd Robertson’s CTV Evening News‘ 1.520 million viewers won the night, out-distancing The CBC Wednesday Evening Movie‘s 966,000 viewers by a considerable margin. (CSI New York was the top program the previous week with 1.892 million viewers.)
Thursday: Thanks to the absence of CSI (which enjoyed a 2.538 million viewer pinnacle the week previous), CTV Evening News at 11 p.m. was the top program on Christmas Eve with 1.520 million viewers.)
Friday: The Christmas Day winner was CTV National News at 11 p.m. with 1.064 million viewers, an unsurprising drop in viewership from the previous weeks’ winner, CTV Evening News with 1.563 million viewers.
Saturday: Sports – and particularly hockey – took centre stage, with the 4 p.m. World Junior Hockey Championship game featuring Canada racking up 2.521 million viewers – and week’s best numbers – for TSN. The week prior, Hockey Night In Canada took the top spot with 1.876 million viewers.
Sunday: The CBC Sunday Evening Movie entertained 1.440 million viewers, outdistancing the CTV Evening News Weekend broadcast to 1.150 million watchers. (Global’s Survivor Samoa was the top program the previous week with 2.735 million viewers.)
For the week of December 14, to December 20, 2009: