Heading into the first week of October and the Monday-Tuesday overnight estimate ratings races are beginning to tighten.
MONDAY SEPT. 30
CBC’s duo of Murdoch Mysteries (845,000) and Frankie Drake Mysteries (459) are deceptive. Murdoch swelled over the million mark and Frankie grew past the 800,000 mark once the Live+7 totals were factored in from their season premieres two weeks earlier.
Mondays on CTV, The Conners (above) is proving to be a powerful and consistent anchor. It rose slightly in its second outing at 1,013,000 in the overnights, jolted perhaps by Darlene’s two-timing antics and the re-emergence of The Big Bang Theory’s Johnny Galecki. Bob Hearts Abishola is steady in its second outing at 870,000. The courtroom drama import All Rise slid to 668,000. The Good Doctor did a healthy 1,596,000 at 10.
Global is close behind Mondays. It opens soft and early at 7:30 with The Neighborhood attracting 328,000 out of simulcast. At 8pm, 9-1-1 delivers 1,514,000 in healthy overnight estimates. Newcomer Prodigal Son scared up 933,000 estimated viewers. Bull still draws okay, clocking 863,000 Monday. This doesn’t help the CTV National News, which follows at 11 with 955,000.
Citytv Monday hasd Dancing with the Stars (573,000) and what looks like Jimmy Smits next flop, Bluff City Law (196,000). CTV2 made noise with The Voice (437,000).
TUESDAY, OCT. 1
Global dipped as bit in week two overnights but still shows no signs of giving up this night. Things start slowly with NCIS: New Orleans doing 584,000 out of simulcast at 7 pm. Then it is NCIS (down slightly to 1,377,000), FBI (also down from week one at 1,167,000) and New Amsterdam (off around 300,00 in overnights to 1,231,000). Lilly Singh hit 122,000 Tuesday night at 12:30 a.m.
CTV kept pace with its drama slate: The Resident (down 200,000 from week one at 767,000), This is Us (down slightly to 910,000) and Emergence (about the same at 719,000). Their 11 p.m. news was low at 790,000 in overnights.
CBC was virtually unchanged with Still Standing (436,000), 22 Minutes (373,000), TallBoyz (159,000) and Baroness von Sketch Show (148,000). These super low overnights for Baroness, already renewed for next season, are a head scratcher.
Citytv’s top dog of the night is Hudson & Rex (235,000). That’s not a super high total but it does better than the two imported comedies that follow, Mixed-ish (148,000) and Black-ish (165,000). And what would CTV2 do without The Voice (420,000)?