Russell Peters gifts CTV with 2.1 million viewers

The comedian's Christmas special becomes the net's most-watched Canadian holiday special ever.

Who can resist the idea of Pamela Anderson playing the Virgin Mary? Not 2.1 million Canadians, apparently.

A Russell Peters Christmas became CTV’s highest-rated Canadian holiday special ever Thursday night, and the most-watched Christmas special on Canadian TV in 16 years, according to BBM Canada overnight data.

The special peaked with 2.5 million viewers and took the night in total viewers in all key demos, a release from CTV stated.

The Canadian comic was joined in the one-hour special by the likes of Michael Buble, Anderson and Scott Thompson.

From Playback Daily