With the Raptors out, Canada rallied behind the Emmys: Numeris

Meanwhile, Quebecers continued to tune into local favourites.
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Although the Toronto Raptors didn’t make the third round of the NBA Playoffs, basketball fans from B.C. to Atlantic Canada had, until that point, united to cheer on the only Canadian team in the Playoffs.

But the Numeris report for the week ending Sept. 20 indicates that the country went on to cheer on another Canadian staple that went up against some U.S. giants: Schitt’s Creek. The most recent Emmy awards – the first of the major award shows to be broadcast virtually, complete with PPE-clad award presenters – pulled in an average of 1.66 million viewers per minute. That’s up from the initial overnight estimates provided by broadcaster CTV (1.6 million).

Overall, the top-five programs continued to pull in big views compared to last month, when major titles struggled to pull in an average of one million viewers per minute. This week, for the second time in a row, not a single show in the top-five posted an audience of under 1.14 million.

The Emmys took all of the individual Anglophone markets.

Notable same-program lifts were seen in Montreal (including America’s Got Talent and the CTV Weekend News, which pulled in higher numbers than they had in previous weeks), as well as Toronto (where the Wednesday broadcast of AGT grew its audience by nearly 50%) and Edmonton (where both AGT and Big Brother made some gains).

For Francophone viewers, La voix‘s return drew plenty of Quebecers back to their TV sets with nearly two million viewers. However, aside from TVA’s big reality hit, most of the top-five belonged to SRC, with the return of programs like Tout la vie, Infoman and more bringing in big numbers.

Canada (Anglophone)

1. Emmys on CTV Sunday at 8 p.m.: 1.66 million viewers
2. Big Brother on Global Thursdays at 8 p.m.: 1.31 million viewers
3. Big Brother on Global Tuesday at 9 p.m.: 1.25 million viewers
4. CTV Evening News: Weekend on Saturday at 6:03 p.m.: 1.18 million viewers
5. America’s Got Talent on Citytv Tuesday at 8 p.m.: 1.14 million viewers

Quebec (Francophone) 

1. La voix on TVA Sunday at 7 p.m.: 1.83 million viewers
2. 5é rang on SRC Tuesday at 9 p.m.: 1.65 million viewers
3. Tout la vie on SRC Tuesday at 8 p.m.: 1.03 million viewers
4. Un autre histoire on SRC Monday at 8 p.m.: 1 million viewers 
5. Infoman on SRC Thursday at 7:30 p.m.: 999,000 viewers

Montreal (Anglophone)

1. Emmys on CTV Sunday at 8 p.m.: 85,000 viewers
2. CTV Evening News: Weekend on CTV Saturday at 6:30 p.m.: 49,000 viewers
3. America’s Got Talent on Citytv Tuesday at 8 p.m.: 44,000 viewers
4. NFL late broadcast on CTV Sunday at 4:23 p.m.: 40,000 viewers
5. America’s Got Talent on Citytv Wednesday at 8 p.m.: 37,000 viewers

Toronto/Hamilton

1. Emmys on CTV Sunday at 8 p.m.: 455,000 viewers
2. Dancing With the Stars on Citytv Monday at 8 p.m.: 392,000 viewers
3. America’s Got Talent on Citytv Tuesday at 8 p.m.: 372,000 viewers
4. America’s Got Talent on Citytv Wednesday at 8 p.m.: 325,000 viewers
5. Celebrity Family Feud on Citytv Sunday at 7 p.m.: 264,000 viewers

Edmonton

1. Emmys on CTV Sunday at 6 p.m.: 57,000 viewers
2. Big Brother on Global Tuesdya at 9 p.m.: 55,000 viewers
3. America’s Got Talent on Citytv Tuesday at 9 p.m.: 53,000 viewers
4. Global News Morning on Sunday at 7 a.m.: 50,000 viewers 
5. Global News Morning on Saturday at 7 a.m.: 49,000 viewers

Calgary

1. Emmys on CTV Sunday at 6 p.m.: 70,000 viewers
2. CTV Evening News: Weekend on Saturday at 6 p.m.: 55,000 viewers
3. Why Women Kill on W Network Sunday at 9 p.m.: 47,000 viewers
4. Big Brother on Global Sunday at 9 p.m.: 39,000 viewers
5. The Big Bang Theory on CTV Thursday at 9 p.m.: 38,000 viewers

Vancouver/Victoria

1. Emmys on CTV Sunday at 5 p.m.: 160,000 viewers
2. America’s Got Talent on Citytv Tuesday at 8 p.m.: 132,000 viewers
3. America’s Got Talent on Citytv Wednesday at 8 p.m.: 131,000 viewers
4. Dancing With the Stars on Citytv Monday at 8 p.m.: 124,000 viewers
5. NFL Sunday Primetime on CTV2 on Sunday at 5:20 p.m.: 95,000 viewers