Dragon’s on Fire as Series tops 1.8 million

Those Dragons continue to roar. The CBC venture capital series Dragon’s Den (featuring Robert Herjavec, right) drew 1,820,000 Wednesday night, with about half that in the valued 25-54-year-old range. Look at how these Dragons have roared after six episodes this season (all figures BBM Canada overnight estimates):
Sept. 30 1,320,000
Oct. 7 1,479,000
Oct. 14 1,678,000
Oct. 21 1,717,000
Oct. 28 1,709,000
Nov. 4 1,820,000
Smart move, CBC, doubling up on this series and shooting season’s four and five at the same time. Take it to the bank–it’s only a matter of time before this sucker cracks the 2 million viewer mark.
Global’s Bones still managed to edge Dragon’s in the 8 p.m. slot, scoring 1,992,000 2+ and 905,000 25-54.
CTV had the night’s two top ratings grabbers, Criminal Minds (2,762,000) followed by CSI: NY (2,388,000). The CTV local supper hour Evening News rang up 1,776,000 viewers while Global National at 5:30 did 1,193,000, edging CTV’s National News (1,162,000).
That Yankee World Series win connected with 853,000 Sportsnet viewers. The Tudors reigned in 765,000 at 9 on CBC.
That massive Dragon’s Den start to the night may have helped CBC’s The National to their biggest audience since before last week’s re-boot, with a standing count of 759,000. The bad news was that, at 10:25, it sat right down again to 438,000. That’s a big bail out. Blame Yankee fans who switched to see Mariano Rivera pitch the last few outs?
OTHER WEDNESDAY NUMBERS: Citytv’s high score was Cougar Town at 576,000. Family’s high was Suite Life at 568,000, followed by YTV’s SpongeBob at 561,000. TSN scored 508,000 with Calgary/Dallas hockey. History steered 407,000 toward Ice Road Truckers. Eastwick scared up 268,000 over at A. YTV original ‘tween sketch series That’s So Weird drew a respectable 165,000. Strombo’s The Hour sank to 96,000.

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