From a media release:
CBC-TV IS HOME TO THE TOP TWO CANADIAN SERIES, DRAGONSâ€™ DEN AND MURDOCH MYSTERIES, THIS WINTER
CBC is home to the two top-rated Canadian series’ this winter, with the critically-acclaimed MURDOCH MYSTERIES ending its sixth season as Canadaâ€™s number one drama and DRAGONSâ€™ DEN continuing to hold its spot as the highest-rated Canadian unscripted program on television. Each week, over 1.2 million Canadians tune -in to the sixth season of MURDOCH MYSTERIES making it CBCâ€™s most watched scripted program.
The winter, the crime-drama earned a top-spot as the second highest rated program, following DRAGONSâ€™ DEN of all Canadian entertainment series. Garnering growing audience numbers and boasting enthusiastic and engaged fan-bases,
MURDOCH MYSTERIES and DRAGONS DEN return to CBC-TV in the fall 2013 and winter 2014 seasons.
MURDOCH MYSTERIES reached a program milestone on CBC-TV, as the homegrown series gained all-time highs in audience ratings. The season six premiere episode debuted to series high numbers with an audience of over 1.3 million viewers. On an average week, 2.2 million Canadians tuned in to CBC-TV to catch the drama and over the course of the season, one in five Canadians was tuned in to MURDOCH MYSTERIES.
Each week, the series held steady with strong viewer numbers, boasting increased audience growth which continued throughout the season. The ongoing success has earned the period crime-drama a seventh season on CBC next winter, with an extended 18 episode run.