Big Bang Theory blows up competition: BBM Canada, March 7 to 13, 2011

American Idol remains in second place with 2.772 million viewers.

Monday: Global TV’s doctor drama House handily claimed the top spot on with 2.448 million viewers at 9 p.m., well ahead of CTV Evening News and Two and A Half Men, which scored 1.756 and 1.645 million, respectively. Castle was the winner in the previous week.

Tuesday: More than 1.814 million Canadians tuned in to Global’s musical series Glee at 8 p.m. to catch Gwyneth Paltrow’s return as a substitute teacher. The actress-turned-crooner’s cover of Fleetwood Mac ballad ‘Landslide’ helped keep CTV’s NCIS: Los Angeles in second place with an audience of 1.501 million.

Wednesday: The latest elimination round on American Idol won Wednesday night for CTV with ratings approaching 2.772 million, besting last week’s 2.5 million and enough for the 8 p.m. time-slotted singing competition to claim second place for the week overall.

Thursday: CTV’s Big Bang Theory continued its number one streak, scoring 3.132 million viewers at 8:30 p.m., though the comedy hit’s numbers were slightly down from the previous week’s 3.447. The Mentalist placed second with a not-too-shabby 2.518 million viewers.

Friday: CSI: New York at 9 p.m. was the most-watched Friday night show with an audience of 1.617 million. Another CTV show, Blue Bloods, held steady in second place with 1.479 million Canadians tuning in at 11 p.m.

Saturday: Once again, Hockey Night in Canada Game #1 at 7:02 p.m. was the most-watched Saturday night show with just under 2.095 million sports fans clicking the dial over to CBC. The numbers marked a jump from the previous week’s 1.666 million.

Sunday: The 8 p.m. episode of Amazing Race fell from last week’s top spot to the third-most watched show. The reality competition earned 2.533 million in ratings for CTV, down from 2.786 million from the previous week.