In a quiet week with no new episodes of The Big Bang Theory, Young Sheldon, New Amsterdam or The Good Doctor, the Top 30 leader board in English Canada had a very different look.
Sitting at No. 1 in the most recent Numeris Live+7 national rankings was 9-1-1. The Fox first responder drama, imported by Global, includes Aisha Hinds, Peter Krause and Kenneth Choi (above) among the ensemble. That show’s 2,072,000 total audience made it the only series in Canada to crack two million viewers for the week.
Corus-owned Global, in fact, had four of the Top 5 on the list, which went like this: No. 2 was CTV’s import The Rookie with 1,932,000 viewers followed by three Global pick-ups: old, reliable Survivor at 1,926,000; 16 season wonder N.C.I.S at 1,903,000 and rookie drama FBI at 1,858,000.
The top homegrown series was Global’s Big Brother Canada with the three weekly editions ranking 14th(t), 16th and 17th. Sunday’s episode edged the other two with 1,288,000 viewers but all three cracked 1.2 million.
News and sports were the other homegrown TV hits in the Top 30. The CTV Evening News Weekend broadcasts averaged 1,190,000, good enough for 19th spot overall. Sportsnet National netted 1,041,000 viewers for a Leafs game that Wednesday, earning the 24th spot. Right behind at 25 was The CTV National News with a seven night average audience of 1,020,000. Hockey Night in Canada‘s Prime East broadcast on CBC closed the list at No. 30 with 837,000 viewers.