Canada’s top TV in 2011

From the Federal Election to The Big Bang Theory, here's a look at what Canadians were watching most this year.
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Canadians were watching TV in more places and on more devices than ever before in 2011, and there is certainly no sign of that slowing down in the coming year. But what were the days, events and shows that pulled in the most viewers? Here is a rundown.

The 2011 Federal Election drew the single most viewers for any day this year, with a reach of 25,117,000, according to BBM Canada.

While not all Vancouverites might have liked the game’s outcome, there is no doubt Canadians were watching the Stanley Cup final game on June 15 on CBC. The broadcast came in at the top spot for the year, with an audience of 8.6 million (2+), according to BBM Canada.

The Big Bang Theory on CTV takes the number one spot for most watched television program of 2011 in Canada with an average audience of 3.2 million viewers (2+), according to BBM Canada.

Canada’s most watched television special for the year went to the 83rd Annual Academy Awards on Feb. 27 on CTV with an audience of 6.28 million viewers (2+), according to BBM Canada.

Taking the top spot for most-watched specialty television broadcast for the year was the gold medal final of the 2011 IIHF World Junior Championship between Canada and Russia on TSN with 6 million viewers (2+), according to BBM Canada.