American Idol out-sings the Grammys
Apparently, Canadians think amateur singers are more interesting than the pros: Idol's Tuesday and Wednesday broadcasts, in first and second place, beat out the Grammy Awards.
Here are the top-ranked shows in Canada (for all persons 2+; all times ET), according to BBM Canada, for Jan. 25 to Jan. 31, 2010.
Monday: Global’s House at 8 p.m. returns to dominate on Monday night with 2.473 million viewers. (CTV’s Big Bang Theory was on top the previous week with 105 million viewers.)
Tuesday: American Idol performance show on CTV at 8 p.m. holds on to the top spot, singing to 3.160 million viewers. (Idol had 3.040 million viewers the previous week.)
Wednesday: American Idol results show on CTV at 8 p.m. won back 3.107 million viewers, as the second-highest rated program of the week. (American Idol had 3.191 million fans the previous week.)
Thursday: Bones on Global at 8 p.m. was most-watched of the night with 1.903 million viewers. (Grey’s Anatomy on CTV was the winner the previous week with 2.339 million viewers.)
Friday: CTV Evening News at 6 p.m. holds on to the top spot with 1.702 million viewers. (The news program had 1.692 million viewers the previous week.)
Saturday: Hockey Night in Canada Game #1 on CBC at 7 p.m. is still on top but with a significant rise in viewership with 2.173 million tuning in. (Hockey Night in Canada Game #1 had 1.451 million viewers the previous week.)
Sunday: The three-hour Grammy Awards on Global at 8 p.m. attracted 2.751 million viewers on Sunday night. (NHL Playoffs were most-watched the previous week with 2.620 million viewers.)