This is starting to get ridiculous — for the third straight week, Canada’s highest rated show was a rerun of The Big Bang Theory, with a second rerun coming in at a close second.
This topped off an exceptionally strong showing for CTV, which took all of the top 10 spots (the streak was broken by a Citytv broadcast of America’s Got Talent, which came in at No. 11).
In what looks to be a near repeat of the previous week’s ratings, two new episodes of MasterChef also rated high with Canadian viewers, taking the No. 3 and No. 6 spots, while CTV’s Evening News and National News also landed in the top 10.
Meanwhile, Saving Hope is definitely no flash in the pan; for yet another week, the Canadian-made doctor drama held its position with the top five highest-rated shows. What makes Saving Hope’s strong Canadian performance all the more interesting is that it seems to be tanking with U.S. viewers; the same episode, simulcast on NBC, earned a measly 0.4 share with American viewers, more than a 40 per cent drop from the previous episode and the show’s lowest rating to date. Clearly, Canadians see something in Saving Hope that Americans don’t.
More good news for Global with Rookie Blue, which continues to perform solidly with a 12th-place ranking for the week, while both NCIS and NCIS: Los Angeles remain strong with Canadian viewers, even in reruns, taking No. 17 and No. 24 respectively.
One of the stranger entries in the top 30, however, is long-running soap opera The Young and the Restless, which came in at No. 27, which is something of an anomaly, as daytime programming rarely rates this high. Chalk it up to summer, I guess.
Top 10 Shows in Canada July 2-8, 2012 (Courtesy BBM Canada)
1. The Big Bang Theory (CTV)
2. The Big Bang Theory (CTV)
3. MasterChef (CTV)
4. CTV Evening News (CTV)
5. Saving Hope (CTV)
6. The Mentalist (CTV)
7. CTV National News (CTV)
8. MasterChef (CTV)
9. The Big Bang Theory (CTV)
10. Criminal Minds (CTV)