“Game of Chicken” , Day 17 of Survivor 42. Photo: Robert Voets/CBS Entertainment

For the fifth week this season, Survivor was the most-watched show on broadcast TV in all of English Canada. It narrowly edged out 9-1-1 on Global and The Rookie on CTV for top spot among viewers 2+ in Live+7 totals on Numeris’ April 25-May 1 Top-30.

There were few surprises among that week’s Top-10 in average minute audience:

  1. Survivor (Global) Wed 1,657,000
  2. 9-1-1 (Global) Mon 1,652,000
  3. The Rookie (CTV) Sun 1,650,000
  4. 9-1-1: Lone Star (Mon 1,578,000
  5. Blue Bloods (CTV) Fri 1,470,000
  6. FBI (Global) Tues 1,446,000
  7. FBI: International (Global) Tues 1,350,000
  8. CTV Evening News (CTV) MTWTF 1,304,000
  9. This Is Us (CTV) Tues 1,250,000
  10. Magnum, P.I. (CTV) Fri 1,246,000

Sports fans will recall that the Raptors were briefly in a six game opening round series. The audience for that final game on a Tuesday night was 1,172,000 fans on TSN, a 12th place ranking. The game before drew 1,007,000 on Sportsnet National, finishing 17th fpr the week.

Nova Scotia native Mattea Roach was still on her 23-game winning Jeopardy! streak that week, driving the quiz show to 15th and 16th spots in separate time slots with 1,144,000 and 1,118,000 viewers.

Further down the list: two of threee Big Brother Canada episodes cracked the Top-30: Thursdays episode at No. 23 (877,000 Global viewers) and Mondays at 29 (833,000). Four Blue Jays games avraged 862,000 viewers on Sportsnetet National, finishing 25th for the week. Finally, in its sixth week, Canada’s Got Talent on Citytv ranked 30th with 826,000 viewers.

In the Toronto-Hamilton market, the Top-5 most-watched shows that week were 1. Raptors (TSN), 2. Raptors (Sportsnet Ont.), 3. Jeopardy! (Yes-TV), 4. 9-1-1 (Global) and 5. a Tuesday night Leafs game on Sportsnet Ont. In francophone Quebec, the top show was Tout le monde en parle on SRC with1,030,000 viewers.


MEANWHILE, On Netflix only, in terms of hours viewed, here the Top-10 most-streamed shows in Canada for the week just passed, May 2-8:

  1. Ozark: Season 4
  2. Grace and Frankie: Season 7
  3. Selling Sunset: Season 5       
  4. Bullsh*t The Gameshow: Season 1
  5. The Circle: Season 4
  6. Meltdown: Three Mile Island: Season 1
  7. Bridgerton: Season 2
  8. The Marked Heart: Season 1
  9. Welcome to Eden: Season 1
  10. Anatomy of a Scandal: Limited Series   

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