Leno Opens Huge in Toronto, Vancouver

Jay Leno killed in Canada, too. Monday’s opener scored 1,469,000 viewers nationally, easily winning its timeslot for the night–and, as a Citytv show, on far fewer stations across the country than the competition. CTV’s CSI: Miami repeat drew 1,018,000 at 10, CBC’s National News snagged 474,000 and a repeat of the premiere of Global’s new Melrose Place managed just 280,000 viewers.
Leno really kicked ass in Toronto where 544,000 tuned in on City, beating the combined total on the other networks (CTV 192,000, CBC 124,000 and Global 92,000). The Vancouver PPM overnight estimates also had Leno outdrawing the other three combined: City 201,000, CTV 82,000, CBC 56,000 and Global 24,000.
The biggest draw Monday in Canada overall was the second last episode of America’s Got Talent, which cracked 2 million viewers on CTV (2,054,000). And look at CTV’s Evening News at 6: 1,706,000 nationally!
CTV’s Dr. Oz Show got off to a strong start Monday at 5 p.m. with 786,000 across Canada. Canada’s Super Spellers on CBC didn’t do great–323,000–but it still outdrew Melrose Place.

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