The old rule used to be that it took four weeks for a new series to find it’s level. After three weeks, CBC’s reboot of it’s early ’90s law series Street Legal has gone 376,000, 341,000 and, this past Monday, 306,000 in overnight estimates. Will it bounce up in that important fourth week?
Monday overall was a quiet night in Canada, TV wise, at least in overnight estimates. The highest-rated show of the night was on Global, which started small with simulcast comedies The Neighborhood (284,000) and Man with a Plan (479,000) and jumped up at 9 p.m. with 911 (pictured above, 1,483,000) and Bull (1,071,000). CTV patched things together with The Resident at 8 (1,233,000) followed by two reruns of The Big Bang Theory (612,000/551,000) and then the debut of the O.J. Simpson case copycat law series The Fix (858,000).
CBC’s night began with a repeat or “Best of” episode of Murdoch 526,000) leading into Street Legal. The National did 509,000/399,000. CTV Two pulled 564,000 with The Voice. Citytv had nothing over 150,000 in prime.
Specialty was flat with Discovery’s Homestead Rescue (220,000) the only non-sports overnight draw to top 200,000. The big sports draw was a Raptor’s game on TSN (400,000) followed by WWE Raw on Sportsnet 360 (271,000).
Beating everything in specialty, in older demos at least, was Jeopardy! on YesTV (412,000).
Tuesday March 19 seemed a bit sleepy as well in overnight estimates. With reruns on Global, CTV took the lead with the 7pm debut of The Village (685,000) followed by Ellen’s Game of Games (740,000) and then This is Us (1,096,000) and The Rookie (1,285,000). CBC had a typical start with Kim’s Convenience (above, at 527,000) leading into Still Standing (321,000), which was standing in for 22 Minutes. Taking a big jump was Schitt’s Creek at 507,000. CBC’s biggest gainer in terms of PVR use was close to double what it drew in overnights the week before. Catastrophe, however (196,000), not so much.
CTV Two cooked up 276,000 with MasterChef Junior. Citytv took a stab with the new Rob Lowe gamer Mental Samurai (205,000).
The Leafs vs. Nashville on TSN (558,000) led all specialty broadcasts, followed by Discovery’s Gold Rush (390,000) and History’s Forged in Fire (229,000).