Two of the oldest prime time shows on televison — Grey’s Anatomy and NCIS — stood atop the Numeris list of the Top 30 TV shows watched in Canada the week of March 15 to 21.
Grey‘s began as a mid-season replacement on ABC in 2005. NCIS premiered in 2003 on CBS and was spun off from JAG. Among current shows, only Law & Order: SVU has lasted longer in terms of prime time scripted, non-animated US network series.
Imported network procedurals continue to dominate the weekly Top 30 in Canada. Two of the three Chicago-based first responder hours made the Top-10, with Chicago PD — also on Citytv — ranking 17th overall with 1,048,000 Live+7 total viewers.
Ranking 1 to 10 in average minute audience, viewers 2+:
- Grey’s Anatomy (CTV) Thurs 1,991,000
- NCIS (Global) Tues 1,885
- New Amsterdam (Global) Tues 1,832,000
- FBI (Global) Tues 1,760,000
- The Masked Singer (CTV) Wed 1,623,000
- CTV Evening News (CTV) MTWTF 1,508,000
- Hockey Night in Canada Prime East (Sportsnet National) Sat 1,469,000
- Station 19 (CTV) Thurs 1,439,000
- Chicago Fire (Citytv) Wed 1,309.000
- Chicago Med (Citytv) Wed 1,224,000
In sports, Sportsnet Ont+ drew such a sizable chunk of the same Hockey Night in Canada national prime time East audience it ranked 23rd with 870,000 viewers.
Big Brother Canada took three spots in the rankings: 15th (Wednesday’s show, drawing 1,067,000); 22nd (Monday, 883,000) and 24th (Thursday, 867,000).
Top Canadian scripted: the 14th season finale of Murdoch Mysteries drew 997,000 good for 18th place.