U.S. Turns Deaf Ear To The Listener

The same thing is happening with The Listener that happened with Flashpoint. Strong Canadian numbers, not-so-strong on the U.S. side.
CTV drew 1,079,000 viewers to last Thursdays show, which is well placed between top-rated So You Think You Can Dance (1,552,000) and the resurgent CTV National News (1,155,000. All numbers BBM Canada overnight “commercial” estimates).
The strong CTV Thursday night showing trounced the NHL Awards on CBC (459,000) and reruns of The Office (434,000, 276,000) on Global, although Canwest took the 8 p.m. crown with Bones (833,000).
Only 3.82 million caught The Listener Thursday on NBC, a low total but still good enough for second in its timeslot in TV’s steep ratings slump this summer. A repeat of The Mentalist on CBS (8.82 million) took the hour.
It doesn’t help that The Listener has to follow repeats of The Office (3.33 million) and 30 Rock (2.77 million) on NBC.
People have pretty much turned off their TV’s Stateside. Look at these numbers for first-run network shows: I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here (4.89 million at 8, 5.07 at 8:30), with Fox’s So You Think You Can Dance only pulling in 7.80 million at 9, falling second to a rerun of CSI (9.36 million).

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