“Good and Guilty” — two castaways bond over their differences.on the March 16 episode of Survivor. Photo: Robert Voets/CBS Entertainment ©2022 CBS Broadcasting, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

More of the same as the usual imported and simulcast procedurals topped the March 14-20 list of most-watched shows across English Canada as tracked by Numeris. Last season’s No. 1 drama The Good Doctor bobbed back to the top of the list, edging out a strong showing by Survivor, No. 2 nationally but No. 1 for the week in Toronto-Hamilton.

Here is how the Top-10 broadcast network and specialty programs fared in total (ages 2+) viewers, as measured in terms of average minute audience:

  1. The Good Doctor (CTV) Mon 1,757,000
  2. Survivor (Global) Wed 1,672,000
  3. 9-1-1: Lone Star (CTV) Mon 1,639,000
  4. CTV Evening News (CTV) MTWTF 1,395,000
  5. NCIS (Global) Mon 1,338,000
  6. The Cleaning Lady (CTV) Mon 1,335,000
  7. NCIS: Hawai’i (Global) Mon 1,326,000
  8. Station 19 (CTV) Thurs 1,316,000
  9. The Masked Singer (CTV) Wed 1,281,000
  10. Grey’s Anatomy (CTV) Thurs 1,201,000

This was a bounce back week for Global’s Big Brother Canada, shut out of the preceding week’s Top-30. While none of the three episodes cracked the million viewer mark, Wednesday’s BBC drew 941,000 for a 17th place finish nationally, followed by Monday (913,000; 21st place) and Thursday (855,000; 27th place).

In terms of Canadian scripted originals, CTV’s Transplant remained steady with 1,103,000 viewers, adding up to an 13th place finish. Murdoch Mysteries on CBC drew 858,000 for a 26th place score. New comedy Son of a Critch did not make the Top-30 and hasn’t since episodes were interrupted by CBC’s coverage of the Winter Olympic Games.

Only one hockey game made the English national list, with Sportsnet’s portion of the Saturday Hockey Night in Canada early prime audience coming in 23rd with 890,000 viewers. Four NHL games made thee Toronto-Hamilton list, with a Thursday night Leafs game on Sportsnet Ontario finishing second overall, behind only Survivor that week in the region. TSN scored at No. 7 in the GTA the same week with a Tuesday night Leafs game.

Other numbers of note: in specialty, The Curse of Oak Island was 28th overall with 854,000 History viewers. On Citytv, all three Chicago procedural imports cracked the national Top-30, led by Fire in 11th place with 1,138,000 viewers.


Most-viewed in francophone Quebec, again, were District 31 (1,637,000 SRC viewers) and Star académie 2022 (1,543,000 watching on TVA).

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