Canada Top 30: Premiere Week Results

Below are the ratings results for U.S. shows above the border. Unless otherwise stated, the programs air at the same day and time as in the United States. Note: Live+same day (L+SD) figures were available and used for Monday programs; L+7 figures are used Tuesday through Sunday.

CTV's 'The Big Bang Theory' began its season with 2.367 million viewers on Monday Sept. 24. This was down heavily from last year's overnight figure (2.952 million); however, still enough to take the top spot on the week. Lead-out 'Young Sheldon' averaged 1.903 million viewers. The Live+7 figures for both shows are the average the Monday and Thursday ratings together so the numbers are not particularly meaningful, but nevertheless, those two figures were: 3.487 million (#1) for the former and 2.489 million (#3) for the latter. 'The Resident' which led off the night at 7 p.m., had 843,000 viewers in L+SD but rose to 1.113 million in L+7 (#25).

'The Good Doctor' averaged 1.504 million viewers on Monday, but rose over 1.1 million viewers in seven-day timeshifting to a total of 2.634 million viewers, second on the week. Impressively, while the L+SD figure for 'Doctor' was down from its premiere last fall (1.82 million), it's L+7 figure was actually higher than last fall's timeshifted number (2.61 million). 'Magnum PI' also had a solid start on CTV, averaging 1.301 million overnight viewers and 2.018 million in L+7 (#8).

Over on City, 'Dancing with the Stars' (580,000) led into the series-premiere of 'Manifest' (512,000), the latter which barely cracked the Top 30 this week, averaging only 962,000 viewers in L+7 (#30). On Global, '9-1-1' (1.518 million) saw tremendous growth from its 'NCIS: New Orleans' (917,000) lead-in, while 'Bull' (1.273 million) also performed well. In L+7, those three shows averaged 2.187M (#6), 1.240M (#22), and 1.844M (#11) respectively.

On CBC, 'Murdoch Mysteries' (known as 'The Artful Detective' in the U.S.) averaged 735,000 overnight viewers (997,000 in L+7), and 'Frankie Drake' had 460,000. TSN's 'Monday Night Football' had 593,000, and CTV2's 'The Voice' had 464,000.

Global's premiere of 'FBI' led the Tuesday ratings with 2.267 million total viewers (#4). The premiere of 'New Amsterdam' saw tremendous retention behind its 'FBI' lead-in, averaging 2.244 million viewers (#5), while 'NCIS,' which led off the night, averaged 1.938 million viewers (#10). Elsewhere, CTV's 'This Is Us' had 1.952 million viewers (#9) behind its 'The Voice' (1.208 million, #23) lead-in.

The top program on Wednesday was Global's 90-minute episode of 'Survivor' (2.052 million, #7) which led into the season finale of 'Big Brother' (1.687 million, #13). 'Grey's Anatomy' had 1.816 million on CTV (#12). While 'Survivor' lost about 200K viewers from its premiere last fall (2.239M), 'Grey's Anatomy' was relatively stable year-to-year (1.881M).

CTV's 'Law & Order: SVU' (1.442 million, #16), Global's 'S.W.A.T' (1.273 million, #21), and City's 'Murphy Brown' (1.18 million, #24) all made the top 30 this week. Of note, 'Murphy Brown' had 751,000 viewers in L+SD.

CTV's 'Blue Bloods' (1.599 million, #14) reined supreme on Friday, on top of both Global's 'Hawaii Five-0' (1.572 million, #15) and 'MacGyver' (1.323 million, #20).

Global's airing of 'Saturday Night Live' (1.326 million, #19) was the top Saturday program. The show was remarkably up from its premiere last fall which had only 1.142 million viewers.

Global's 'NCIS: Los Angeles' (1.385 million, #18) and CTV's 'God Friended Me' (1.058 million, #27) were the only programs to make the list.

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Live+7 data data unless otherwise stated, Numeris

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