Corner Gas Christmas Special “Merry Gasmas” Delivers Record 1.7 million Viewers

From a media release:

Mike Myers and Brent Butt delivered a double dose of holiday cheer to Canadians last night when Shrek The Halls and Corner Gas became the Top 2 entertainment programs on Canadian television. The Shrek The Halls/Corner Gas power hour bested [a rereun of] House (1.2 million, Global/FOX) by 58%.

At 8:30 p.m., an encore broadcast of the Merry Gasmas shenanigans of the residents of Dog River was the most-watched Corner Gas episode of the year on CTV with 1.7 million viewers. The No.2 entertainment program of the night last night, the Canadian Christmas classic will be rebroadcast Saturday, Dec. 8 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on The Comedy Network and Tuesday, Dec. 11 at 8:30 p.m. ET on CTV.

Source: Preliminary overnight data, CTV Full and Global Full (BBM Nielsen Media Research).