American Idol ends on a high note: BBM Canada, May 23 – May 29, 2011

American Idol’s season finale took the show to the #1 spot for the week, with the NHL Playoffs coming in at a close second.

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Here are the top-ranked shows in Canada (for all persons 2+; all times ET), according to BBM, for May 23 to 29, 2011:

Monday: The NHL Playoffs Round 3 on CBC at 8 p.m. took the #1 spot with 3.102 million viewers, surpassing previous Monday winner, Dancing with the Stars on CTV at 8 p.m. which sat at #2 with 2.487 million viewers for the night.

Tuesday: With hockey still in the air, the NHL Playoffs Round 3 on CBC at 8 p.m. came on top for the second night of the week with 3.102 million viewers,  The final performance round of American Idol 10 on CTV at 8 p.m. sat below with 2.887 million viewers.

Wednesday:
American Idol on CTV at 8 p.m. shot to the top with 3.353 million viewers as the show came to a close, making it the top-watched show for the week as well as Wednesday night’s winner. The NHL Playoffs Round 3 on CBC at 8 p.m. came in at #2 with 3.102 million viewers.

Thursday: Breaking its runner-up trend, The Mentalist on CTV at 10 p.m. took the #1 spot with 1.690 million viewers for the evening, while So you Think you Can Dance on CTV at 8 p.m. with 1.673 million viewers made an appearance in the #2 spot.

Friday:
NHL Playoffs Round 3 on CBC at 8:05 p.m. with 3.102 million viewers came in at #1 and CTV Evening News on CTV at 6 p.m. sat in the #2 viewing spot with 1.555 million viewers for Friday night.

Saturday: News-hungry Canadians put CTV National News on CTV at 11 p.m. in the top spot, as it received 1.274 million viewers for the night, while CTV Evening News Weekend on CTV at 6 p.m. came in a close second with 1.074 million viewers.

Sunday: CTV National News on CTV at 11 p.m. was the top watched program for Sunday evening with 1.274 million viewers. The CTV Sunday Movie at 6 p.m. sat in the #2 spot with 1.141 million viewers.