This Wednesday, CTV’s new sitcom Jann reached 586,000 viewers in overnight estimates.
That’s a healthy jump from 441,000 the week before and the show’s second highest overnight outcome yet. So far, Jann has gone 768,000, 526,000, 441,000 and now 586,000. Wednesday’s episode featured Jann Arden’s old pal Rick Mercer as a guest star, plus a song duet between Arden and Zoie Palmer, who plays her sister Max on the series. Arden and Palmer also co-wrote the song, titled, “Mother Mine.”
Next week, Arden’s series shifts to Thursday night for one week before the season finale airs Wednesday, April 24.
Jann‘s strong showing Wednesday is notable as it occurred opposite the opening round of the NHL playoffs. Sportsnet’s broadcast of the game between the Winnipeg Jets and the St. Louis Blues drew an overnight, estimated audience of 1,043,000 viewers. Rogers’ CBC game between Pittsburgh and the Islanders scored 713,000. The late game on Sportsnet between Vegas and San Jose pulled a further 471,000 hockey fans. Columbus’ upset of Tampa Bay drew a further 320,000 on Sportsnet 360.
Global had the highest single show of the night, centuries old Survivor, up to 1,563,000 in overnight estimates. Big Brother Canada did 845,000 at 7 p.m. Besides Jann, CTV went Goldbergs (495,000), Grey’s (915,000), Whiskey (814,000). Citytv’s highest rated show of the night was ten year comedy Modern Family at 455,000.