The week of June 4 was very good to the CBC, which nabbed the No. 1 and No. 2 ratings positions thanks to the Stanley Cup playoffs and the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee festivities. Nearly 2.8 million Canadians tuned into the Stanley Cup finals, while more than 1.6 million watched Queen Elizabeth II celebrate her 60th year on the throne.
CTV also had plenty to celebrate this week; the network’s debut of new medical drama Saving Hope nabbed third place with just over 1.5 million, followed by CTV broadcasts of CTV Evening News, So You Think You Can Dance and The Big Bang Theory.
Meanwhile, Global’s made-in-Canada police drama Rookie Blue appears to be holding its audience, dropping a bit from the previous week’s third-place standing to seventh place with more than 1.3 million viewers.
Meanwhile, America’s Got Talent seems to be doing well for Citytv, with the Monday episode attracting an audience of about 1 million and building to 1.1 million for the Tuesday show. CTV’s debut of Fox dating show Take Me Out was solid if unspectacular, landing in 22nd place with 932,000 viewers, while History Television cracked the top 30 with the second installment of Hatfields & McCoys, which ranked No. 23 with 925,000 Canadian viewers (down from last week, when the first episode made it to 10th place).
Top 10 Shows in Canada June 4-June 10, 2012 (Courtesy BBM Canada)
1. Stanley Cup Finals (CBC)
2. Diamond Jubilee (CBC)
3. Saving Hope (CTV)
4. CTV Evening News (CTV)
5. So You Think You Can Dance (CTV)
6. The Big Bang Theory (CTV)
7. Rookie Blue (Global)
8. NCIS: Los Angeles (Global)
9. CTV National News (CTV)
10. Blue Bloods (CTV)