CTV continues to rule prime time with Winter Olympics

The Winter Olympics in Vancouver lead Canada’s most watched TV programming for another week. CTV’s coverage is tops in primetime, but the combined average primetime audience (which includes coverage on APTN, CPAC, CTV, MuchMusic, OLN, Omni, RDS, RIS, Sportsnet, TSN and V.) is 5.4 million. Phenomenal numbers that should rise in the final week as the curling and hockey medal events are factored in.

Top TV SHOWS: FEB. 15-21. 2010NETWORKVIEWERS
1Winter Olympics Primetime
Daily 6 p.m.
CTV2,827,000
2Survivor: Heroes vs. Villains
THURSDAY 8 p.m.
Global2,228,000
3Winter Olympics Daytime
Daily 12 NOON
CTV1,859,000
4CTV Local News
MON, Wed-SUN 5:30 p.m.
CTV1,758,000
5Dragons’ Den
WEDNESDAY 8 p.m.
CBC1,317,000
6American Idol
WEDNESDAY 9 p.m.
A-Channel1,255,000
724
MONDAY 9 p.m.
Global1,218,000
8NCIS
tuesday 8 p.m.
Global1,183,000
9The Bachelor
monday 8 p.m.
Citytv1,165,000
10American Idol
TUESDAY 8 p.m.
A-Channel1,140,000
11Winter Olympics Primetime
DAILY 6 p.m.
TSN1,018,000
12House
MONDAY 8 p.m.
Global957,000
13Family Guy
SUNDAY 9 p.m.
Global932,000
14Global National
WEEKDaily 5:30 p.m.
Global920,000
15NCIS: Los Angeles
TUESDAY 9 p.m.
Global907,000
16The Amazing Race
SUNDAY 8 p.m.
A-Channel903,000
17The Young & the Restless
WEEKDaily 4:30 p.m.
Global882,000
18Local Newshour
WEEKDAILY 6 p.m.
Global881,000
19Bones
WEDNESDAY 8 p.m.
Global849,000
20Two and a Half Men
MONDAY 9 p.m.
A-Channel842,000

Source: BBM Nielsen Canada. This chart shows the top TV programs for all home market stations for the week indicated. Programs are ranked based on their average minute audience. The chart also indicates the broadcast outlet on which the program aired and the program’s start time (shown in Eastern Time).