Survivor and Dragons’ Den come closest to Olympic ratings domination

Olympic prime time dominated every day of the week, but Survivor: Heroes vs. Villains came closest to the silver.

Here are the top-ranked shows in Canada (for all persons 2+; all times ET), according to BBM Canada, for Feb. 15 to Feb. 21, 2010.

Olympic prime time (6 p.m. to 2 a.m.) dominated the week with 2.827 million viewers. Olympic daytime (noon to 5:30 p.m.) was also a close second for almost every day of the week with 1.859 million viewers, except for Thursday when Survivor: Heroes vs. Villains rose to the Olympic challenge with 2.228 million viewers. This week MiC lists the dramas and reality programs that came closest to Olympic ratings.

Monday: 24 on Global at 9 p.m. had 1.218 million viewers. (Global’s House was on top the previous week with 2.352 million viewers.)

Tuesday: NCIS on Global at 8 p.m. remained in the ratings top 10, attracting 1.183 million viewers. (American Idol performance show on CTV had 3.562 million viewers as the most-watched program the previous week.)

Wednesday: Our favourite Canadian millionaires ousted American Idol this week, with 1.317 million tuning in to Dragons’ Den on CBC at 8 p.m. The Idol results show, which aired on A channel at 9 p.m., had 1.255 million viewers. (American Idol results show on CTV was most popular the previous week with 3.198 million viewers.)

Thursday: Survivor‘s favourite heroes and most love-to-hate villains return for the 20th season in Heroes vs. Villains on Global at 8 p.m. The show beat out Olympic daytime with 2.228 million viewers. (The Mentalist was most popular the previous week, with 2.147 million viewers.)

Friday, Saturday and Sunday: No drama was strong enough to come close to Olympic coverage on the weekend; however, CTV News at 5 p.m., which was in third place for every night except Tuesday and Thursday, had 1.859 million viewers.