Night Three of CBC’s new season roll out and Allah was not pleased. Little Mosque on the Prairie‘s third season debut opened to 603,000, one of its lowest ratings ever. This despite all those faux Beatle posters and other ad incentives. Sophie returned for a second season of 20 new episodes with just 352,000 viewers.
The big winner in Canada Wednesday night was CTV’s CSI: NY at 10 p.m. with 1,721,000 viewers. The more interesting contest was at 8, where the winner in total viewers was Global’s Bones with 1,514,000 viewers. You’d never know it from CTV’s ratings release, headlined, “CTV Buries Bones as So You Think You Can Dance Canada Captures Urban Audiences.” Nationally, Bones rattled Dance, which drew 1,141,000. Dance, however, did beat Bones in key demos in T.O. and Vancouver.
CBC’s big show of the night? Again, Jeopardy!, with 892,000 viewers.
Source: Preliminary overnight data, CTV Total, Global Total and CBC Total (BBM Nielsen Media Research).