Flashpoint Picks Off Dollhouse

Flashpoint continues to be the success story in Canadian drama. According to overnight estimates, the Toronto-lensed sniper series pulled 1,292,000 Total CTV viewers this past Friday at 9, the highest score of the night. CTV’s Ghost Whisperer was second overall with 1,184,000 viewers at 8. CBC’s Rick Mercer repeat drew 599,000, with Marketplace kicking in another 665,000 at 8:30. Global`s fading Howie Do It snared 459,000.
Caught in the Flashpoint crosshairs was Dollhouse, which premiered to 526,000 at 9 on Global. The one bit of good news for Global was that the new series did relatively well in the 18-49-year-old demo, especially in Calgary (where it beat Flashpoint), Toronto and Vancouver.
The new Joss Whedon sci-fi drama drew 4.73 million Friday on Fox, which was up over a million viewers from its Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles lead but still nothing to get re-programmed about. Flashpoint`s CBS number Friday, for example, was more than twice that at 9.02 million.
At 10, Global’s Numb3rs (746,000) beat CTV’s U.S. cable import Raising The Bar (529,000).

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