A few quick observations after a glance at today’s latest Live+7 TV totals in English Canada.

Older skewing shows dominate the Feb. 11 – 17 Top 30, which was released by Numeris Wednesday. This is good news for Global, which is loaded with American procedurals and has six of the Top 10 and 11 of the Top 20 programs in a week where Canada’s usual No. 1, The Big Bang Theory, was resting.

That allowed NCIS, in its 16th season, to reach the top for the first time in several years with 2,290,000 2+ viewers – many of them more like 60+. Mark Harmon, 67, is still the big draw. Fans especially turned out for that week’s episode which suggested special agent Ziva David was, indeed, live and well and still battling the bad guys.

Global also had that week’s No. 2 series, the rookie hospital drama New Amsterdam, with 2,247,000 viewers. CTV clung to the No. 3 spot with the Nathan Fillion police drama The Rookie (2,003,000) with Global’s sim-sub of another first season series, FBI, in at No. 4 (1,839,000). Rounding out the Top 5 was CTV’s pick up of Tom Selleck’s sitting around the dinner table police procedural Blue Bloods (1,748,000).

CBC’s Coroner stars Roger Cross and Serinda Swan

Made in Canada shows? They were, as usual, well down the list of English Canada’s most watched TV series. In at No. 22 was CBC’s steady draw Murdoch Mysteries, pulling 1,153,000 viewers. Closely behind was the biggest hit of CBC’s January starts, Coroner. It comes in at No. 24 with 1,102,000 2+ viewers.

Just two spots after that comes the most-watched series on the specialty channel History: The Curse of Oak Island. The sixth season episode was found by 1,073,000 viewers.


Not on Numeris’ Live+7, weekly totals list was a Saturday Hockey Night in Canada game, mainly because the NHL All-star game that weekend took the usual CBC/Rogers hockey showcase off the schedule.

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