Canadian ratings numbers for the week

What were the top TV shows in Canada Oct. 18-24? Let’s take a look: Monday CTV’s two hour Dancing with the Stars (2,337,000), featuring Jennifer Grey and Derek Hough, right, won its weekly head-to-head battle with Global’s House (2,150,000). This would not happen in Argentina, where Dr. House’s cranky mug is on walls, T-shirts and billboards everywhere.… Read on



Lost Girl finds big ratings, Apprentice tanks

Lost Girl premiered to over 400,000 viewers last Sunday on Showcase, the highest-rated Canadian scripted series premiere ever on the Canwest specialty network. Episode two of the supernatural thriller, which stars New Brunswick native Anna Silk (right), airs Sunday at 9 p.m.Last Sunday saw MuchMusic crack the Canadian weekly Top-30 with 918,000 total viewers watching the MTV Music… Read on


CBC Having a Ball with World Cup Ratings

Turns out that the constant droning of those stoopid vuvuzelas haven’t driven every soccer fan away from the FIFA World Cup. CBC–fresh off a great Stanley Cup spring–had a very good soccer weekend, with 2,275,000 tuning in Saturday afternoon to watch England and U.S.A. battle to a draw. That’s the largest audience ever in Canadian… Read on


Ratings ‘Roids Spike Oscar Snoozefest

According to a CTV release Monday, an average 5,889,000 Canadians watched the 82nd Annual Academy Awards (based on BBM Canada overnight estimates). The enormous leap over last year’s Oscar number–almost a one-third jump–is the latest evidence that the new Portable People Meters are like rocket fuel for live, big event programming in Canada.All those viewers… Read on



PPM Data: Ratings ‘Roids or Accuracy at Last?

That’s not an Olympic timer at left. It is a Portable People Meter. About the size of a pack of smokes, it satisfies and tastes best to Canadian networks, especially the CTV-Rogers consortium broadcasting these Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympic Games.How much of a role does the new PPM data play in the huge Olympic numbers… Read on



Blue Christmas For Elvis, Ratings-Wise

Elvis Costello has said this season of Spectacle will be his last. Too busy, he reports, although CTV is probably OK with that. Friday’s second season premiere, featuring U2, drew just 350,000 viewers.Costello got run over by Santa’s sleigh over at CBC, where 1,351,000 were watching The Santa Clause 2 according to overnight estimates from… Read on


Ratings Less Than Gaga For 2009 MMVAs

You’d think the Jonas Brothers, Lady Gaga, the Black Eyed Peas and all those other A-list acts would have boosted the MuchMusic Video Awards to a record high. But just 368,000 tuned in Sunday night at 9 p.m. on MuchMusic. Maybe they should have worked thagt Perez Hilton clubbing into the show.Three hundred thousand-plus is… Read on