The fact that jPod slips dramatically from This Hour Has 22 Minutes (well off its weekly average at 512,000) ain't good news, either.
CTV continues to win Tuesday with American Idol, scoring the night's (and likely week's) biggest number at 2,786,000 viewers. Rick Mercer still managed nearly a million opposite on CBC with 904,000.
Despite that huge lead-in from House, Global's new Canadian drama The Guard slipped to 650,000 viewers in week two, down from 770,000 the week before. Global's bragging rights to having the nation's No. 1 new domestic drama lasted exactly one week.
Also on Monday, The Week The Women Went (858,000) was a very competitive third behind CTV's Corner Gas (1,138,000) and Two And A Half Men (1,115,000) and Global's movie night entry Batman Returns (913,000).
In early evening, Degrassi continues to languish at 446,000 kids. Isn't it time for school to be out already?
UPDATED: One Monday show I forgot: Part Two of Would Be Kings was a royal bomb with 448,000 viewers, CTV's lowest-rated TV-movie numbers in memory. And that was opposite a nothing State of the Union address on the U.S. nets.