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The the arrival of June and the end of the official TV season, ratings take their annual summer nap. With big imports such as Survivor and The Good Doctor resting until Fall, only three shows in English Canada cracked the million viewer mark the week of May 30-June 5 according to Numeris.

Number One was The CTV Evening News, with a five-day average of just over 1.2 million, 2+, Live+7 viewers. Number Two was NHL Stanley Cup hockey, Rounds 3, with Sportsnet National pulling a six game average of 1,158,000 viewers. Number Three was NHL hockey again, where the one remaining Round Two game drew 1,078,000, also on Sportsnet National.

Here is how the entire Top-10 fared May 30 to June 5:

  1. CTV Evening News (CTV) MTWTF 1,201,000
  2. NHL Playoffs Round 3 (Sportsnet National) TWTFSS 1,158,000
  3. NHL Playoffs Round 2 (Sportsnet National) Mon 1,078,000
  4. CTV Evening News Weekend (CTV) SS 930,000
  5. CTV National News (CTV) MTWTFSS 918,000
  6. America’s Got Talent (Citytv) Tues 845,000
  7. Masterchef (CTV) Wed 841,000
  8. Jeopardy (Access indieNET) MTWTF 711,000
  9. Baseball: Blue Jays (Sportsnet National) Thurs, Sat 698,000
  10. Jeopardy (indieNET) MTWTF 684,000

The show that jumps up when the import procedurals go down? The answer is: What is Jeopardy!, scoring two spots on the Top 10. Of the usual, breezy, summer mix, Citytv remains near the top with America’s Got Talent.

CBC’s share of the NHL playoff audience, averaged over six games, earned the public broadcaster a berth at 13th place in the Top 30. The survival series Alone was a hit on History, in 16th place with 576,000 viewers in its ninth season.

There were ten newscasts in the English Canadian Top 30, plus one newsmagazine, 60 Minutes (19th on Global with 538,000 viewers).


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