Big Bang back on top: Numeris

The three geniuses – Sheldon Cooper, Shaun Murphy and Sheldon Cooper – took the top three spots nationally.
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For TV, three fictional geniuses were at the top of the ratings heap: Sheldon Cooper, Shaun Murphy and… Sheldon Cooper.

After a quick hiatus, CTV’s The Big Bang Theory was back on the air, meaning it ended up nabbing the highest average-minute audience of all single-night programs for the week of March 4 to 10.

The comedy powerhouse took in more than three million viewers. It was followed by two more top performers from CTV, The Good Doctor and Young Sheldon. Global rounded out the week with New Amsterdam and Survivor taking fourth and fifth, respectively.

Although Big Bang dominated nationally, it wasn’t bulletproof regionally. In Anglophone markets, while it took the top spot in Toronto/Hamilton and Calgary, it was beaten out by The Good Doctor in Montreal, and by other dramas such as The Rookie and New Amsterdam in Edmonton and Vancouver (plus, in both markets, a match-up between the Oilers and the Canucks).

For Francophone Quebec, reality show La voix continued to grab the top ratings.

Canada (Anglophone)

1. The Big Bang Theory on CTV Thursday at 8 p.m.: 3.15 million viewers
2. The Good Doctor on CTV Monday at 10 p.m.: 2.74 million viewers
3. Young Sheldon on CTV Tuesday at 8:31 p.m.: 2.47 million viewers
4. New Amsterdam on Global Tuesday at 10 p.m.: 2.06 million viewers
5. Survivor on Global Wednesday at 8 p.m.: 2.04 million viewers

Quebec (Francophone)

1. La voix on TVA Sunday at 7 p.m.: 1.39 million viewers
2. Unité 9 on SRC Tuesday at 9 p.m.: 1.39 million viewers
3. L’échappé on TVA Monday at 9 p.m.: 1.23 million viewers
4. Les pays d’en haut on SRC Monday at 10 p.m.: 1.2 million viewers
5. La vraie nature on TVA Sunday at 7:16 p.m.: 1.16 million viewers

Montreal (Anglophone)

1. The Good Doctor on CTV Monday at 10 p.m.: 111,000 viewers
2. The Big Bang Theory on CTV Thursday at 8 p.m.: 96,000 viewers
3. Young Sheldon on CTV Thursday at 8:31 p.m.: 89,000 viewers
4. This is Us on CTV Tuesday at 9 p.m.: 83,000 viewers
5. The Rookie on CTV Tuesday at 10 p.m.: 77,000 viewers

Toronto/Hamilton

1. The Big Bang Theory on CTV Thursday at 8 p.m.: 766,000 viewers
2. The Good Doctor on CTV Monday at 10 p.m.: 548,000 viewers
3. Young Sheldon on CTV Thursday at 8:31 p.m.: 507,000 viewers
4. Survivor on Global Wednesday at 8 p.m.: 486,000 viewers
5. The Resident on CTV Monday at 8 p.m.: 376,000 viewers

Edmonton

1. Oilers vs. Canucks on Sportsnet Thursday at 7:11 p.m.: 157,000 viewers
2. The Rookie on CTV Tuesday at 10 p.m.: 115,000 viewers
3. The Big Bang Theory on CTV Thursday at 9 p.m.: 109,000 viewers
4. The Good Doctor on CTV Monday at 10 p.m.: 91,000 viewers
5. Hockey Night in Canada on Sportsnet Saturday at 5:15 p.m.: 82,000 viewers

Calgary

1. The Big Bang Theory on CTV Thursday at 9 p.m.: 143,000 viewers
2. Young Sheldon on CTV Thursday at 9:31 p.m.: 127,000 viewers
3. The Good Doctor on CTV Monday at 8 p.m.: 123,000 viewers
4. New Amsterdam on Global Tuesday at 8 p.m.: 106,000 viewers
5. The Rookie on CTV Tuesday at 10 p.m.: 93,000 viewers

Vancouver/Victoria

1. Survivor on Global Wednesday at 8 p.m.: 231,000 viewers
2. New Amsterdam on Global Tuesday at 10 p.m.: 225,000 viewers
3. Canucks vs. Oilers on Sportsnet Thursday at 6:11 p.m.: 201,000 viewers
4. The Big Bang Theory on CTV Thursday at 8 p.m.: 198,000 viewers
5. Canucks vs. Leafs Wednesday at 6:14 p.m.: 187,000 viewers