Big Bang Theory steps up: BBM Canada, May 16 – May 22, 2011

The Big Bang Theory takes the number one spot for the week while the NHL Playoffs record a four-night win.

Monday: Reality series Dancing with the Stars‘ performance show on CTV at 8 p.m. rose to the top spot for the evening with 2.457 million viewers, while House on Global at 8 p.m. sat at #2 with 2.104 million.

Tuesday: NCIS: Los Angeles on Global at 9 p.m. with 2.230 million viewers, up from 1.764 million viewers the previous week, took the #1 spot for Tuesday night viewing. Celebrity salsa watching was another favourite for the night, as the Dancing with the Stars results show on CTV at 8:59 p.m. took second place with 1.845 million viewers.

Hockey had its first win of the week, with the NHL Playoffs Round 3 on CBC at 9 p.m. getting 2.948 million viewers. American Idol on CTV at 8 p.m. sat just below it at #2 with 2.561 million viewers.

The week’s most watched show, Big Bang Theory on CTV at 8 p.m. took the genius crowd to the #1 spot with 3.448 million viewers, a jump from the previous week’s viewership of 2.936 million viewers. The Mentalist on CTV at 9 p.m. with 2.537 million viewers sat at #2 for the second consecutive week.

Friday: NHL Playoffs Round 3 on CBC at 9 p.m. charged to the top with 2.948 million viewers, while CTV Evening News on CTV at 6 p.m. landed the #2 spot for the night with 1.493 million viewers.

Hockey ruled with a third win for the week as NHL Playoffs Round 3 on TSN at 8 p.m. scored 1.472 million viewers. CTV National News on CTV at 11 p.m. held its own at second place with 1.395 million viewers for the night.

How about some more hockey? The NHL Playoffs Round 3 on CBC at 9 p.m. scored at the fourth win for the week with 2.948 million viewers, while the Billboard Music Awards on CTV at 8 p.m. sat below at #2 with 1.481 million viewers.