Canadian TV Ratings: 'NCIS' tops and 'Big Brother Canada' scores big debut

Which houseguest will get evicted from Big Brother Canada this week? Who cares? Well, apparently, at least 1.4 million people do, as evidenced by this week’s Canadian TV ratings chart.

According to Global, the series grew 17 per cent over last season’s premiere, and drew a rapt legion of 342,000 advertiser-friendly 18-to-34-year-olds.

On the other end of the demo spectrum, older Canadians continue to love their TV crime procedurals. Follow along as a I prove my case: not just one, but three versions of NCIS are at or near the top of this week’s chart. Not to mention CSI: Cyber and the long-running Criminal Minds — even CBC’s 19th century detective series Murdoch Mysteries regularly gets ratings traction.

However, why this is so remains a mystery. (Until next week.)

Here are the top 30 Canadian TV programs for the week of February 29 to March 6, 2016:

RankProgramAMA 2+
1NCIS2,453,000
Global, Tue 8 p.m.
2Criminal Minds2,405,000
CTV, Wed 9 p.m.
3Survivor: Kaoh Rong2,185,000
Global, Wed 8 p.m.
4NCIS: New Orleans2,100,000
Global, Tue 9 p.m.
5Big Bang Theory2,004,000
CTV, Thu 8 p.m.
6CSI: Cyber1,804,000
CTV, Wed 10 p.m.
7CTV Local Evening News1,798,000
Weeknights 6 p.m.
8Blindspot1,791,000
CTV. Mon 10 p.m.
9Grey’s Anatomy1,773,000
CTV, Thu 7 p.m.
10Lucifer1,721,000
CTV, Mon 9:01 p.m.
11Quantico1,714,000
CTV, Sun 10 p.m.
12Gotham1,607,000
CTV, Mon 8 p.m.
13The Amazing Race1,564,000
CTV, Fri 8 p.m.
14Masterchef Canada1,554,000
CTV, Sun 7 p.m.
15Murdoch Mysteries1,496,000
CBC, Mon 8 p.m.
16NCIS: Los Angeles1,446,000
Global, Mon 10 p.m.
17Supergirl1,437,000
Global, Mon 8 p.m.
18Big Brother Canada1,402,000
Global, Wed 9 p.m.
19How to Get Away with Murder1,345,000
CTV, Thu 10 p.m.
20DC’s Legends of Tomorrow1,326,000
CTV, Thu 8:31 p.m.
21Once Upon a Time1,306,000
CTV, Sun 8 p.m.
22Chicago P.D.1,299,000
Global, Wed 10 p.m.
23Big Bang Theory1,278,000
CTV Mon-Wed, Fri 7:30 p.m.
24Scorpion1,276,000
City, Mon 9 p.m.
Madam Secretary1,276,000
Global, Sun 8 p.m.
26CTV Evening News Weekend1,267,000
Weekends 6 p.m.
27Marvel’s Agent Carter1,234,000
CTV, Tue 10 p.m.
28Shades of Blue1,226,000
Global, Thu 10 p.m.
29Big Brother Canada1,224,000
Global, Thu 8 p.m.
30Big Brother Canada1,185,000
Global, Sun 7 p.m.