Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Take me to your ratings leaders

Doctor Who takes Space to a scary high
Looking for numbers? The latest weekly look at the complete primetime picture can be found over at Toronto.com's "Remote Control" section, jump to it here.
Among the leaders across Canada the week of April 18 to 24 are two Stanley Cup round one playoff games involving the victorious Canucks (whew!) and the Canadiens which came in around the 3.5 million viewers range. Hockey fans so far, however, are pretty much sitting out games involving teams from California.
American Idol, Dancing with the Stars, Survivor: Redemption Island and The Amazing Race all drew near or past their 2.5 million averages in a week that saw no new Big Bang Theory on CTV. Canadian scripted winners included The Listener (873,000), The Kennedys (down 10% in Week Three on History to 489,000), History's Canadian Pickers (336,000), The Borgias on Bravo! (258,000 and just renewed for a second season in the U.S. on Showtime), Sanctuary (up slightly in Week Two to 235,000) and Wipeout Canada on TVTropolis (231,000).
The big winner on Space Saturday night was the premiere of the sixth season of Doctor Who, which drew 538,000 overnight, estimated viewers, the most-watched show so far this season on Space.
UPDATE: Oops! Showcase has been premiering so many shows lately I forgot to report one. King fought her way into the Sunday night winner's circle, scoring 207,000 viewers. The cop drama, starring Amy Price-Francis, was Showcase's most-watched show of the night.
Also XIII, starring Stuart Townsend as a spy who can't remember why, opened to 134,000 viewers on Wednesday April 20. The second episode airs tonight at 10 p.m. on Showcase.
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