Anybody else surprised to learn that American Ninja Warrior has been on NBC for 14 seasons? That’s a lot of warriors, although goodness knows there is a lot of pent-up warrior-ing going on in North America and the rest of the world these days.

The stunt show, simulcast on CTV, climbed to No. 8 in the Canadian national broadcast network rankings the week of June 27 to July 3 Otherwise the Top-10 was filled with the usual summer suspects according to Numeris estimates (Live+7 totals, ages 2+):

  1. CTV Evening News (CTV) MTWTF 1,179,000
  2. America’s Got Talent (Citytv) 1,020,000
  3. CTV Evening News Weekend (Sat, Sun 878,000
  4. Baseball: Blue Jays (Sportsnet National) MTWTFSS 873,000
  5. CTV National News (CTV) MTWTFSS 870,000
  6. Blue Jays Ceremony (Sportsnet National) Fri 851,000
  7. Masterchef (CTV) Wed 726,000
  8. American Ninja Warrior (CTV) Mon 685,000
  9. Weakest Link (CTV) Mon 676,000
  10. CTV Late News (CTV) MTWTFSS 615,000

There was a total of ten newscasts in the English Canadian Top-30 at the end of Jun/beginning of July. Other shows of note: the Formula One auto race from Montreal drew 581,000 TSN viewers for an 12th place finish. Jeopardy! placed 11th and 13th for the week. Star Trek: Strange New Worlds on CTV Sci-Fi beamed up to 17th spot. Alone was alone in 21st on History+. In 23rd, an average of three weekend CFL games drew 472,000 TSN viewers.

NEXT WEEK‘s totals: will The Amazing Race Canada bounce back into first after a two summer pandemic pause?

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