The Rookie debuts on top: Numeris

Election night coverage also brought in big ratings for several networks.
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The Rookie is an early winner in this year’s fall premiere season, according to Numeris data for the week of Sept. 20 to 26.

The fourth season premiere of CTV’s police procedural was the top ratings earner nationally, with top-five rankings in the Toronto/Hamilton and Edmonton markets.

Other premieres that had a strong showing were Survivor, a three-hour block of the three FBI shows, The Masked Singer and New Amsterdam.

The other big ratings draw that week was coverage of the federal election results. As different networks’ broadcasts were split in different ways on Numeris’ rankings, a network-to-network comparison isn’t quite apt, but the numbers do show that news coverage was a big draw. Global’s 8 p.m. timeslot drew an average minute audience of 1.583 million viewers, with 1.502 million staying tuned for the 9 p.m. slot, while an average of 1.415 million Canadians tuned in to CBC’s coverage from 9 p.m. to 11 p.m.

In other election-night broadcasts, CBC’s late coverage from 11 p.m. to 1:45 a.m. earned 1.016 million viewers, CTV’s coverage before polls closed earned 1.001 million viewers and CBC’s early coverage earned 943,000 viewers.

Meanwhile, in Quebec, TVA’s adaptation of The Masked Singer continued to be the top draw with 1.696 million viewers.

National

1. The Rookie on CTV Sunday at 10 p.m.: 1.791 million
2. Survivor on Global Wednesday at 8 p.m.: 1.751 million
3. FBI/ FBI: Most Wanted/ FBI: International on Global Tuesday at 8 p.m.: 1.641
4. 9-1-1 (Election) on Global Monday at 8 p.m.: 1.583 million*
5. NCIS (Election) on Global Monday at 9 p.m.: 1.502 million*
6. Canada Votes 2021 on CBC Monday at 9 p.m.: 1.415 million

*Note: Numeris logged the viewers for these timeslots under the two shows that would have regularly aired, despite Global airing its Election Night coverage at the time. Combined, the two-hour broadcast averages to an AMA of 1.54 million.

Quebec (Francophone)

1. Chanteurs masqués on TVA Sunday at 6:30 p.m.: 1.696 million
2. Revolution on TVA Sunday at 7:30 p.m.: 1.424 million
3. 5e rang on SRC Tuesday at 9 p.m.: 1.076 million
4. Infoman on SRC Thursday at 7:30 p.m.: 1.048 million
5. Tout le monde en parle (en direct) on SRC Sunday at 8 p.m.: 1.032 million

Toronto/Hamilton

1. Survivor on Global Wednesday at 8 p.m.: 450,000
2. The Rookie on CTV Sunday at 10 p.m.: 385,000
3. 9-1-1 (Election) on Global Monday at 8 p.m.: 374,000
4. Chicago Fire on Citytv Wednesday at 9 p.m.: 335,000
5. The Masked Singer on CTV Thursday at 8 p.m.: 334,000

Montreal

1. The Masked Singer on CTV Thursday at 8 p.m.: 67,000
2. FBI/ FBI: Most Wanted/ FBI: International on Global Tuesday at 8 p.m.: 64,000
3. The Masked Singer on CTV Wednesday at 8 p.m.: 60,000
4. The Conners on CTV Wednesday at 9 p.m.: 59,000
5. Law & Order: SVU on Citytv Thursday at 8 p.m.: 57,000

Calgary

1. The Masked Singer on CTV Wednesday at 9 p.m.: 98,000
2. New Amsterdam on Global Tuesday at 8 p.m.: 91,000
2. Survivor on Global Wednesday at 9 p.m.: 91,000
4. The Masked Singer on CTV Thursday at 9 p.m.: 86,000
5. NCIS (Election) on Global Monday at 7 p.m.: 85,000

Edmonton

1. NCIS (Election) on Global Monday at 7 p.m.: 124,000
2. The Rookie on CTV Sunday at 8 p.m.: 82,000
3. FBI/ FBI: Most Wanted/ FBI: International on Global Tuesday at 9 p.m.: 80,000
4. Decision Canada 2021 on Global Monday at 8 p.m.: 69,000
5. New Amsterdam on Global Tuesday at 8 p.m.: 65,000

Vancouver/Victoria

1. Survivor on Global Wednesday at 8 p.m.: 184,000
2. The Masked Singer on CTV Wednesday at 8 p.m.: 182,000
3. The Masked Singer on CTV Thursday at 8 p.m.: 178,000
4. Canada Votes: After the Vote 2021 on CBC Monday at 8 p.m.: 154,000
5. FBI/ FBI: Most Wanted/ FBI: International on Global Tuesday at 8 p.m.: 147,000

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