Big Brother continues to dominate summer viewing: Numeris

However, competition with the Olympics led to some surprising single-day broadcasts cracking the ratings.
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Global’s thrice-weekly broadcasts of new Big Brother episodes continue to be big summer draws, according to Numeris data for the week of July 26 to Aug. 1.

The three new episodes each earned a place in the top five rated shows nationally, with fellow Global program Private Eyes taking second and W’s Good Witch taking fifth.

While those three shows – along with Nurses and The Bachelorette – performed well in several other regional markets, the typical summer drop-off in TV viewership coupled with competition from the Tokyo Olympics did seem to throw viewing for somewhat of a loop in some cities.

For example, the most popular single-day broadcast in Montreal was a TSN morning broadcast of a Formula One race, while re-runs of NCIS and Discovery reality show Naked and Afraid were able to crack the top five in Calgary with around 30,000 viewers each.

In Quebec, Francophone viewers are continuing to tune in to Hôpital New Amsterdam, followed by long-running talk show Vlog.

National

1. Big Brother on Global Wednesday at 8 p.m.: 1.04 million
2. Private Eyes on Global Thursday at 9 p.m.: 983,000
3. Big Brother on Global Sunday at 8 p.m.: 877,000
4. Big Brother on Global Thursday at 8 p.m.: 860,000
5. Good Witch on W Sunday at 8 p.m.: 649,000

Quebec (Francophone)

1. Hôpital New Amsterdam on TVA Tuesday at 8 p.m.: 752,000
2. Vlog on TVA Sunday at 6:30: 539,000
3. Peter Macleod – sagesse reportée on TVA Wednesday at 9 p.m.: 521,000
4. La belle tournée on TVA Monday at 9 p.m.: 516,000
5. S.W.A.T. on TVA Wednesday at 8 p.m.: 497,000

Toronto/Hamilton

1. Big Brother on Global Sunday at 8 p.m.: 234,000
2. Big Brother on Global Wednesday at 8 p.m.: 226,000
3. Good Witch on W Sunday at 8 p.m.: 206,000
4. Private Eyes on Global Thursday at 9 p.m.: 193,000
5. Big Brother on Global Thursday at 8 p.m.: 162,000

Montreal (Anglophone)

1. Formula One Auto Racing on TSN Sunday at 8:53 a.m.: 29,000
2. Love Island on CTV Sunday at 9 p.m.: 26,000
3. Love Island on CTV Thursday at 9 p.m.: 23,000
4. The Bachelorette on Citytv Monday at 8 p.m.: 22,000
4. Holmes Next Generation on CTV Sunday at 7 p.m.: 22,000

Calgary

1. Private Eyes on Global Thursday at 10 p.m.: 66,000
2. Nurses on Global Sunday at 10 p.m.: 37,000
3. NCIS: LA on Global Monday at 8 p.m.: 31,000
3. Naked and Afraid XL on Discovery Sunday at 9 p.m.: 31,000
5. NCIS on Global Tuesday at 9 p.m.: 27,000

Edmonton

1. Private Eyes on Global Thursday at 10 p.m.: 52,000
2. NBA Draft on TSN Thursday at 7:30 p.m.: 36,000
2. Big Brother on Global Thursday at 9 p.m.: 36,000
4. Nurses on Global Sunday at 10 p.m.: 35,000
5. Private Eyes (Encorse) on Global Monday at 10 p.m.: 34,000

Vancouver/Victoria

1. Private Eyes on Global Thursday at 9 p.m.: 133,000
2. The Bachelorette on Citytv Monday at 10 p.m.: 93,000
3. Big Brother on Global Wednesday at 8 p.m.: 84,000
4. Nurses on Global Sunday at 9 p.m.: 82,000
5. Border Security on Global Saturday at 7 p.m.: 76,000

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