Glee boss Ryan Murphy between Britney and Brittany

Glee emerged as the big Week Two winner in Tuesday’s Canadian TV ratings. The Fox phenom, which featured much music Tuesday night from Britney Spears, pulled an overnight, estimated 2,384,000 viewers at 8 p.m.
CTV, as it aggressively declared in today’s press release, didn’t do bad opposite Glee with the premiere of the new ABC series No Ordinary Hero. The Michael Chiklis starrer opened with 2,074,000 viewers. Global also won the 18-49 face off, by close to a half million viewers in the demo. CTV, on the other hand, says No Ordinary Family is the No. 1 new show in the A18-34 demo.

Rick Mercer seeing nothing but heat opposite Glee

CBC got squeezed in the private network pinch, with the Rick Mercer Report dropping down below 900,000 in Week Two according to overnight estimates. 22 Minutes also took a hit, getting 568,000. Citytv’s two hour The Biggest Loser was reduced to 587,000 viewers from 8-10 p.m..
Things were no less competitive at 9, with CTV’s Dancing with the Stars (2,052,000) shading Global’s NCIS: Los Angeles (1,941,000) in the 2+ estimates. The results were flipped in the 18-49 tally, with Global enjoying 134,000 viewer advantage.
CBC’s Being Erica fell shy of the half million mark for the second week, limping in at 464,000 and fourth in the timeslot.
At 10, Law & Order: SVU on CTV (not quite 1.7 mil) bested the not-so-steamy return of The Good Wife on Global (1.33) in 2+ and demos. While Boomers love it, Good Wife is one of the oldest skewing hours on U.S. network television. Citytv’s Parenthood topped 400,000.
Sports was not a huge factor Tuesday night with TSN scoring around 400,000 for a couple of pre-season hockey games.
Stroumboulopoulos My Dad Says did 176,000 Tuesday night at 11:05 on CBC.

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