CTV quick to brag about Week Two numbers

It didn’t take long for the old arrogance to seep back into the CTV ratings releases. “Wipe Out! CTV Wins Monday” crowed the latest. “Castle drowns Hawaii FIVE-0 with 1.8 million viewers.”
All the networks have been spinning the numbers like crazy in the past week and a half. CTV certainly has plenty to crow about, especially 2+ nationally. Monday saw them top House and Hawaii FIVE-0 in 2+ national overnight estimates, a reverse of Fall Launch week’s results seven days earlier.
Castle (starring likable Canucks Nathan Fillion and Stana Katic, right) is probably the biggest surprise so far, drawing over 1.8 million in overnight estimates opposite Hawaii FIVE-0’s 1.7 million plus. CTV’s release Tuesday stated Castle also won the night “in the much coveted A18-34 demo.” Left out of the CTV release was that Global easily won with House and Hawaii in the even more coveted 18-49 demo.
The 2+ score at 8 p.m. Monday had CTV’s Dancing with the Stars waltzing past House with an overnight, estimated 2.35 million viewers to 2.26 mil. Again, results where flipped 18-49, with House way ahead of Dancing in the demo.
CTV continues to kick ass at 7:30 with their Big Bang Theory strip, which exploded to almost 1.5 million viewers Monday. That is putting a dent on CBC’s Jeopardy! totals, beating the quiz show by over half a million viewers in the demo.
CBC took Monday off with the movie Away From Her, which drew BBM (Below the Brampton Mark) 402,000 viewers. Next week, CBC’s Battle of the Blades results show gets back into the Monday night mix.
Global’s second and final episode of Lone Star shed half its opening audience to fall below a half million viewers Monday. Next week, Fox and Global will slide Lie to Me into that timeslot.
Two and a Half Men opened big on /A with 1,065,000 viewers. New comedy Mike & Molly also carried weight, scoring 750,000 on the /A channels.
City was right in the race at 9 p.m. with their NBC pickup The Event, which drew over a million viewers. How I Met Your Mother (663,000) was a factor at 8, with newcomer Chase gaining an overnight, estimated 435,000 at 10.
TSN also scored Monday with 847,000 checking out Monday Night Football.

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