No surprise Wednesday with the release of the latest Numeris Top 30 of the week in English Canada: CTV’s coverage of Super Bowl LV stands well out in front of the pack.

CTV’s Total share of the Super Bowl viewing in terms of average minute audience was close to 7.8 million viewers. TSN alone accounted for 1.6 million, enough to rank seventh for the week.

In Quebec on RDS, the Super Bowl game drew 1,121,000 viewers, making it the eighth most-watched show that week in the province according to Numeris.

In the post-Super Bowl battle, Global scored the bigger touchdown, with 1.5 million catching the premiere of The Equalizer starring Queen Latifah, a simulcast with CBS that cracked the Top 10 in Canada. CTV ranked 23rd and drew 1,022,000 for their stand alone premiere of the feel-good how-to series Holmes Family Effect.

Of the Top 10, Saturday Night Live soared into 9th spot with Canadian Dan Levy as host, drawing 1.6 million-plus the week of Feb. 1-7. Here’s how the Total Top 10 ranked:

  1. NFL Super Bowl (CTV) Sun 7,771,999
  2. Super Bowl Pre-show (CTV) Sun 4,103,000
  3. 9-1-1: Lone Star (CTV) Mon 2,021,000
  4. 9-1-1 (Global) Mon 1,909,000
  5. Blue Bloods (CTV) Fri 1,893,000
  6. CTV Evening News (CTV) MTWTF 1,746,000
  7. NFL Super Bowl (TSN) Sun 1,643,000
  8. Magnum P.I. (CTV) Fri 1,618,000
  9. Saturday Night Live (Global) Sat 1,611,000
  10. The Equalizer (Global) Sun 1,494,000

In terms of comedies, Call Me Kat continues to defy critics, drawing 1,344,000 CTV viewers on Thursdays and ranking 11th overall. The Conners at No. 20 drew 1,125,000 on CTV on Wednesdays.


In the battle of the Canadian scripted hours, CBC’s Murdoch Mysteries (No. 19 with 1,128,000 viewers) topped Private Eyes on Global (No. 25 with 986,000 viewers).

Citytv’s three Chicago imports squatted the middle of the Top 30. They went Chicago Fire (No. 13 with 1,298,000); Med (No. 16 with 1,174,000) and P.D. (1,139,000).

Sportsnet National scored with the early prime East NHL game Saturday, netting 996,000 viewers and ranking 24th for the week.

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