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TV Top 10: What Canadians Watched in 2013

- THE AMAZING RACE CANADA and THE BIG BANG THEORY are the most-watched TV series this year -
- Football reigns as Canada's most popular sport as SUPER BOWL XLVII and the 101st GREY CUP are among the top television events of the year -
- Boston marathon bombings, Remembrance Day, and Pope Francis are most-watched news events -

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TORONTO, Dec. 19, 2013 /CNW/ - As 2013 comes to an end, full-year data from BBM Canada provides a snapshot of what Canadians were watching on television this calendar year, and football ranks at the top. The SUPER BOWL, along with the GREY CUP, are among the most-watched television events of 2013 in Canada. Other live television events, like the OSCARS®, and GOLDEN GLOBE® AWARDS, were also of major interest to Canadian viewers. While THE BIG BANG THEORY remained at the top of the charts, for the first time in many years a Canadian series is the most-watched program in the country, THE AMAZING RACE CANADA. On specialty, Doctor Who, curling, and women's hockey caught the attention of viewers, while GAME OF THRONES and TRUE BLOOD ruled on pay. Meanwhile, the Boston Marathon bombings, the election of Pope Francis, and the controversy surrounding Toronto Mayor Rob Ford were among the most-watched news events of 2013.  

Below is a closer look at Top 10 TV programs Canadians watched in 2013:

Canada's Top 10 Television Events of 2013

  Program Network Date Audience
1. SUPER BOWL XLVII CTV 2/3/2013 6.6 million
2. THE OSCARS® CTV 2/24/2013 6.3 million
3. 101st GREY CUP TSN 11/24/2013 4.5 million
4. THE 70th ANNUAL GOLDEN GLOBE® AWARDS CTV 1/13/2013 3.5 million
5. 2013 STANLEY CUP FINAL - Chicago @ Boston (Game 6) CBC 6/24/2013 3.4 million
6. THE 55th ANNUAL GRAMMY AWARDS® Global 2/10/2013 3.2 million
7. 65th PRIMETIME EMMY® AWARDS CTV 9/22/2013 2.5 million
8. THE 2013 JUNO AWARDS CTV 4/21/2013 1.9 million
9. THE PEOPLE'S CHOICE AWARDS Global 1/9/2013 1.8 million
10. THE 48TH ANNUAL ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS CTV 4/7/2013 1.7 million

Canada's Top 10 Regularly Scheduled Television Programs of 2013**

  Program Network Audience
1. THE AMAZING RACE CANADA CTV 3.5 million
2. THE BIG BANG THEORY CTV 3.0 million
3. THE AMAZING RACE 22 and 23 CTV 2.5 million
4. UNDER THE DOME Global 2.43 million
5. MARVEL'S AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D CTV 2.41 million
6. SURVIVOR: CARAMOAN and SURVIVOR:
BLOOD VS. WATER
Global 2.28 million
7. GREY'S ANATOMY CTV 2.27 million
8. HOCKEY NIGHT IN CANADA  (East) CBC 2.22 million
9. THE BLACKLIST Global 2.19 million
10. CSI CTV 2.1 million

Canada's Top 10 Drama Programs of 2013

  Program Network Audience
1. UNDER THE DOME Global 2.43 million
2. MARVEL'S AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D CTV 2.41 million
3. GREY'S ANATOMY CTV 2.3 million
4. THE BLACKLIST Global 2.2 million
5. CSI CTV 2.1 million
6. NCIS Global 2.02 million
7. BONES Global 1.97 million
8. PERSON OF INTEREST CTV 1.9 million
9. CASTLE CTV 1.8 million
10. NCIS: LOS ANGELES Global 1.7 million

Canada's Top 10 New Series of 2013

  Program Network Audience
1. THE AMAZING RACE CANADA  CTV 3.5 million
2. UNDER THE DOME Global 2.43 million
3. MARVEL'S AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D CTV 2.41 million
4. THE BLACKLIST Global 2.2 million
5. THE FOLLOWING CTV 1.7 million
6. MASTERCHEF JUNIOR CTV 1.6 million
7. SLEEPY HOLLOW Global 1.5 million
8. HOSTAGES CTV 1.3 million
9. VEGAS Global 1.21 million
10. GOLDEN BOY CTV 1.18 million

Canada's Top 10 Comedy Programs of 2013

  Program Network Audience
1. THE BIG BANG THEORY CTV 3.0 million
2. TWO AND A HALF MEN CTV 1.7 million
3. THE BIG BANG THEORY (Monday-Friday) CTV 1.3 million
4. MOM City 1.1 million
5. THE GOLDBERGS CTV 968,000
6. THE MILLERS Global 940,000
7. TROPHY WIFE CTV 913,000
8. 2 BROKE GIRLS City 846,000
9. THE SIMPSONS Global 843,000
10. HOT IN CLEVELAND CTV 836,000

Canada's Top 10 Competition Series of 2013

  Program Network Audience
1. THE AMAZING RACE CANADA  CTV 3.5 million
2. THE AMAZING RACE 22 and 23 CTV 2.5 million
3. SURVIVOR: CARAMOAN and SURVIVOR: BLOOD VS. WATER Global 2.3 million
4. MASTERCHEF  CTV 2.0 million
5. AMERICAN IDOL (Performance) CTV 1.7 million
6. MASTERCHEF JUNIOR CTV 1.60 million
7. BIG BROTHER Global 1.57 million
8. THE VOICE CTV 1.56 million
9. AMERICA'S GOT TALENT City 1.4 million
10. HELL'S KITCHEN City 1.2 million

Canada's Top 10 Canadian Series of 2013

  Program Network Audience
1. THE AMAZING RACE CANADA  CTV 3.5 million
2. ROOKIE BLUE Global 1.5 million
3. SAVING HOPE CTV 1.2 million
4. THE LISTENER CTV 1.12 million
5. DRAGONS' DEN CBC 1.05 million
6. BATTLE OF THE BLADES CBC 1.043 million
7. MOTIVE CTV 1.037 million
8. BOMB GIRLS Global 982,000
9. VIKINGS History 928,000
10. MURDOCH MYSTERIES CBC 888,000

Canada's Top 10 Most-Watched News Events of 2013

Newscasts from CTV, Global, and CBC, plus full-day reaches for CTV News Channel, CBC News Network, and City News Channel. Ranking based on the total reach from the quoted news properties.

  Program Date Total Reach
1. Boston marathon bombing 4/15/2013 14.0 million
2. Remembrance Day ceremony 11/11/2013 13.7 million
3. Stanley Cup Playoffs Round 1 - Toronto @ Boston
(Game 7) / Chris Hadfield returns to earth
5/13/2013 13.5 million
4. Pope Francis is revealed 3/13/2013 13.32 million
5. Manhunt ends  for Boston Marathon bombing suspect  4/19/2013 13.28 million
6. Rob Ford loses control of budget and staff / Toronto
City Hall goes into Chaos
11/18/2013 13.27 million
7. Rob Ford admits to smoking crack cocaine / U.S. general
elections
11/5/2013 13.2 million
8. Aftermath of Rob Ford losing control of budget and staff 11/19/2013 13.0 million
9. Rob Ford admits to being "extremely inebriated" in new
video / Typhoon Haiyan hits Pacific Islands
11/7/2013 12.95 million
10. Prince George of Cambridge is born 7/22/2013 12.93 million

Canada's Top 10 Specialty Television Events of 2013*

  Program Network Date Audience
1. 101st GREY CUP TSN 11/24/2013 4.5 million
2. DOCTOR WHO 50th Anniversary episode "The Day of the Doctor" Space 11/23/2013 1.2 million
3. 2013 Ford World Men's Curling Championship - Final TSN 4/7/2013 1.13 million
4. THE WIZARDS RETURN: ALEX VS. ALEX Family Channel 3/22/2013 1.09 million
5. SCOTTIES TOURNAMENT OF HEARTS - Final TSN 2/24/2013 1.0 million
6. 2013 NHL DRAFT TSN 6/30/2013 951,000
7. ANDERSON COOPER SPECIAL REPORT -
Boston marathon manhunt
CNN 4/19/2013 903,000
8. TIM HORTONS BRIER - Final TSN 3/10/2013 893,700
9. TEEN BEACH MOVIE Family Channel 7/19/2013 893,100
10. 2013 IIHF WORLD WOMEN'S CHAMPIONSHIP - Final TSN 4/9/2013 782,000

Canada's Top 10 Specialty Series of 2013

  Program Network Audience
1. THE BIBLE History 963,000
2. VIKINGS History 928,000
3. THE WALKING DEAD AMC 888,000
4. LONGMIRE A&E 706,000
5. THE GLADES A&E 684,000
6. BIG BROTHER CANADA Slice 671,000
7. GOLD RUSH Discovery 648,000
8. DOCTOR WHO Space 631,000
9. DUCK DYNASTY A&E 552,000
10. BATES MOTEL A&E 549,200

Canada's Top 10 Pay TV Series of 2013

  Program Network
1. GAME OF THRONES   HBO Canada
2. TRUE BLOOD HBO Canada
3. SHAKE IT UP! Family Channel
4. THE NEXT STEP Family Channel
5. GOOD LUCK CHARLIE Family Channel
6. THE NEWSROOM HBO Canada
7. BOARDWALK EMPIRE HBO Canada
8. DOG WITH A BLOG Family Channel
9. REAL TIME WITH BILL MAHER HBO Canada
10. SOFIA THE FIRST Disney Junior

Canada's Top 10 Live-Viewing Programs of 2013

  Program Network Audience
1. THE AMAZING RACE CANADA  CTV 2.30 million
2. THE BIG BANG THEORY CTV 2.27 million
3. HOCKEY NIGHT IN CANADA (East) CBC 2.1 million
4. CRIMINAL MINDS CTV 1.78 million
5. THE AMAZING RACE 22 and 23 CTV 1.76 million
6. CSI CTV 1.68 million
7. NCIS Global 1.65 million
8. UNDER THE DOME Global 1.60 million
9. GREY'S ANATOMY CTV 1.56 million
10. SURVIVOR: CARAMOAN and SURVIVOR:
BLOOD VS. WATER
Global 1.55 million

Canada's Top 10 Family Viewing Programs of 2013

Family Viewing defined as programs viewed simultaneously by children (Aged 2-17) and Adults (A18+).

  Program Network
1. THE AMAZING RACE CANADA  CTV
2. THE BIG BANG THEORY CTV
3. MARVEL'S AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D CTV
4. HOCKEY NIGHT IN CANADA (East) CBC
5. THE AMAZING RACE 22 and 23 CTV
6. GREY'S ANATOMY CTV
7. SURVIVOR: CARAMOAN and SURVIVOR:
BLOOD VS. WATER
Global
8. MASTERCHEF CTV
9. CRIMINAL MINDS CTV
10. UNDER THE DOME Global

About CTV
CTV is Canada's #1 private broadcaster. Featuring a wide range of quality news, sports, information, and entertainment programming, CTV has been Canada's most-watched television network for the past 12 years in a row. CTV is a division of Bell Media, Canada's premier multimedia company with leading assets in television, radio, digital, and Out-of-Home. Bell Media is owned by BCE Inc. (TSX, NYSE: BCE), Canada's largest communications company. More information about CTV can be found on the network's website at CTV.ca.

- CTV-

Source: BBM Canada, 1/1/2013-12/1/2013, final data.
Audience data for SUPER BOWL XLVII on CTV excludes 8:37-9:10 p.m. ET during the power outage.
*Special event broadcasts including championship sports finals and excluding individual telecasts and regularly-scheduled programming
**Most-regular timeslot for series defined by greatest number of telecasts

 

SOURCE Bell Media



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