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The Amazing Race roars out of the gate with 2.03 million viewers

From a media release:

CTV’s THE AMAZING RACE CANADA confidently sprinted back to its position as the #1 program of the summer last night with more than 2 million viewers (preliminary overnight data) tuning into last night’s Season 3 premiere on CTV. Growing 7% in the key A25-54 demo and holding steady with total viewers versus the Season 2 premiere (2.03 million), the debut is the most-watched premiere of any series this summer and the #1 Canadian premiere of the 2014/15 broadcast season. In the episode, twelve teams from across Canada tackled challenges that tested their bodies and minds – including a TSN broadcasting roadblock and chilly water obstacle course – before Jon Montgomery revealed that Max and Elias had been eliminated from the first leg of the race. Final data for last night’s season premiere will follow.

Also to note:

  • THE AMAZING RACE CANADA overwhelmingly won Wednesday night among total viewers and key demos A18-49 and A25-54 nationally and was #1 for the night in Toronto and Edmonton among total viewers and A25-54.
  • The series premiere was also up compared to last year with key female demos F18-34 (+12%), F18-49 (+13%), and F25-54 (+23%).
  • In Toronto, the premiere delivered an amazing 9.2 rating for A18-34, up 39% over last year’s premiere. In the same demo, THE AMAZING RACE CANADA had an impressive 32% share, translating to nearly 1 in 3 viewers watching TV were tuned into the premiere. The premiere also drew a 7.1 rating for A18-49, up 8% from last year.
  • In Montreal, the premiere delivered an impressive 8.1 rating for total viewers (8.8 for A25-54; 8.2 for A18-49; and 7.9 for A18-34).
  • More than one in four adults in all key adult demos watching television in English Canada last night tuned into the broadcast.
  • In addition, last night’s MASTERCHEF on CTV enjoyed a season-high audience of 1.69 million viewers.

On the next episode of THE AMAZING RACE CANADA (Wednesday, July 15 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on CTV and CTV GO), teams are surprised with an early adventure outside of Canada when they travel to South America. In Santiago, Chile, tensions run high and racers fly higher. Some teams struggle to communicate with the locals, while others express themselves with body language, as they race for a pair of Express passes.

Ratings: Week of March 16

From Numeris:

Top Programs – Total Canada

  • #10 Masterchef Canada – 1.659 million
  • #17 Murdoch Mysteries – 1.261 million
  • #19 Motive – 1.154 million
  • #21 Rick Mercer Report – 1.082 million
  • #26 Marketplace – 969,000
  • #27 Dragons’ Den – 960,000
  • #29 Heartland – 950,000

Big Brother Canada earns 1 million viewers

From a media release:

Big Brother Canada’s nail-biting season three premiere drew over 1 million (2+)* viewers on Global and Slice Monday’s opener reached 2.6 million** viewers over the hour, who watched with anticipation as the houseguests moved in to an empty house and were forced to instantly nominate two people for eviction, putting Risha Denner and “Sindy with an ‘S’” on the chopping block.

With Sindy winning POV, saving herself from eviction and nominating Pilar Nemar, the fate of the evictees was instantly put in Canada’s hands, and viewers flocked to BigBrotherCanada.ca to vote for this week’s eviction. Over 100,000*** fans visited the show’s robust digital platform on Monday, a 45% increase to the site’s season two premiere day traffic.


  • Big Brother Canada won the time period nationally in the coveted 18-49 demo, with over 500,000 viewers.*
  • Big Brother Canada won the night in Calgary and Edmonton across all demos.****
  • Exceeded last spring’s premiere on Global by 14% (2+), 22% (A18-49), and 26% (A25-54).*****

The drama continues Wednesday night at 9pm ET/PT on Global with the first eviction of the season. Big Brother Canada airs three nights a week, on Sundays at 7pm ET/PT, Mondays at 8pm ET/PT and Wednesdays at 9pm ET/PT. The Big Brother Canada Side Show airs on Slice Thursdays at 10pm ET starting March 26 in a new, one-hour format. Big Brother After Dark will also air Monday through Sunday from 3am to 6am ET on Slice starting March 26.

*Numeris (BBM Canada) PPM Overnight Data, Mar 23, 2015, Total Canada.
**Numeris (BBM Canada) PPM Overnight Data, Mar 23, 2015, Total Canada. Ind2+, CumeRch(000)
*** Adobe Analytics – Unique Visitors Mar 23, 2015 vs. March 5th, 2014
****Numeris (BBM Canada) PPM Overnight Data, Mar 23, 2015, Total Canada.***Ind2+, A18-49, A25-54, W18-49, W25-54
***** Numeris (BBM Canada) PPM Overnight Data, Mar 23, 2015 vs. Feb 24, 2014, Total Canada.