The Amazing Race Canada was solidly in first place again as Canada’s most-watched broadcast network series the week of July 11-17. It was one of several reality competition series in Numeris’s weekly Top-30 tally of Canadians ages 2+ as calculated over Live+7 day viewing.
Citytv’s simulcast of America’s Got Talent and two episodes of Big Brother, simulcast on Global, also cracked the Top-10, as did CTV’s pickup of Masterchef. Add in the average audience for six Toronto Blue Jays games plus newscasts and the top-rated scripted series, Departure on Global and you have the Top-10 most-watched shows of the week:
- The Amazing Race Canada (CTV) Tues 1,589,000
- CTV Evening News (CTV) MTWTF 1,243,000
- America’s Got Talent (Citytv) Tues 1,043,000
- Big Brother (Global) Sun 989,000
- Baseball: Blue Jays (Sportsnet National) TWTFSS 986,000
- Big Brother (Global) Thurs 901,000
- Masterchef (CTV) Wed 881,000
- CTV Evening News Weekend (CTV) Sat, Sun 875,000
- CTV National News (CTV) MTWTFSS 822,000
- Departure (Global) Wed 667,000
Other show rankings of note for the week: Jeopardy! sat just outside the Top-10 in 11th and 13th spots with 640,000 and 611,000 estimated viewers. A third night of Big Brother was in 21st place on Wednesdays with 523,000 watching. Stunt shows Holey Moley (17/567,000), Dancing with Myself (25/473,000), both CTV simulcasts, are doing as expected; others, such as $100,000 Pyramid, failed to make the national Top-30.
TSN’s average of three weekend football games drew 460,000 for a 26th place finish. CBC clung to the Top 30 with The Great British Baking Show (27/459,000) as did History with Alone (29/450,000).