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After a week off, the Aug. 9 episode of The Amazing Race Canada put that series back on top of the weekly Numeris Top-30 with over 1.6 million total viewers.

The episode, which took place mainly in Alberta and British Columbia, featured kite gliding, skeet shooting and skiing.

Also among the most-watched shows of the week: The CTV National News, ranking 7th overall the week before word reached most viewers that Lisa LaFlamme had been fired as the chief news anchor.

Here are the Top-10 shows of the week in terms of average-minute-audience, all viewers ages 2+:

1 The Amazing Race Canada (CTV) Tues 1,603,000
2 CTV Evening News (CTV) MTWTF 1,253,000
3 America’s Got Talent (Citytv) Tues 1,069,000
4 Big Brother (Global) Wed 1,000,000
5 Big Brother (Global) Sun 979,000
6 CTV Evening News Weekend (CTV) Sat, Sun 955,000
7 CTV National News (CTV) MTWTFSS 927,000
8 America’s Got Talent (Citytv) Wed 918,000
9 Masterchef (CTV) Wed 835,000
10 Baseball Blue Jays (Sportsnet National) MTFSS 827,000

The most-watched Canadian scripted original for the week was Global’s Departure. The Wednesday drama ranked 13th with 711,000 viewers.


Three CFL weekend games on TSN ranked 21st overall with an average of 540,000 viewers.

CBC had two shows in the Top-30 nationally: The Great British Baking Show and the new summer drama SkyMed. They tied at No. 27 with 462,000 viewers. Race Against the Tide missed the national chart but ranked 20th for the week in Toronto-Hamilton.

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