TV Top 10: What Canadians Watched in 2015

– Canadians love football, hockey, and baseball…but curling too –
Adele and Justin Bieber attract viewers –
Canada's most-watched TV show is Canadian –
– Six new series are among most-watched dramas –

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TORONTO, Dec. 21, 2015 /CNW/ - As 2015 comes to a close, 12-month data from Numeris highlights what Canadians have been watching on television over the past calendar year. Once again, live television events are the most-watched, led by sports championships and awards broadcasts. Among sports tournament broadcasts, we love American and Canadian football, junior and pro hockey, baseball and soccer - but curling and golf too. For regularly scheduled programming, while we wholeheartedly embrace competition series, we prefer dramas over comedies. On specialty, Justin Bieber roasts, red carpet pre-shows, and all things zombie rank high, along with fantasy and historical dramas (and yet more competition series). Meanwhile, the television program Canadians watch the most is an original production showcasing our country.

Below is a closer look at the most-watched TV broadcasts and programs Canadians watched in 2015:

Canada's Most-Watched Entertainment Television Events

Rank

Broadcast

Network

Date

Audience

1

THE 87th ANNUAL ACADEMY AWARDS®

CTV

2/22/2015

5.53 million

2

THE 72ND ANNUAL GOLDEN GLOBE AWARDS®

CTV

1/11/2015

3.30 million

3

THE 57TH ANNUAL GRAMMY AWARDS®

City

2/08/2015

2.87 million

4

THE SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE 40TH ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL

Global

2/15/2015

2.68 million

5

AMERICAN MUSIC AWARDS®

CTV

11/22/2015

2.17 million

6

ADELE LIVE IN LONDON

CTV

11/25/2015

2.14 million

7

67th EMMY® AWARDS

CTV

9/20/2015

1.85 million

8

PEOPLE'S CHOICE AWARDS

Global

1/07/2015

1.45 million

9

THE 2015 JUNO AWARDS (CAN)

CTV

3/15/2015

1.43 million

10

THE 2015 BILLBOARD AWARDS

CTV

5/17/2015

1.27 million

Canada's Most-Watched Sports Tournament Broadcasts

League/Tournament

Broadcast

Network

Date

Audience

NFL

SUPER BOWL XLIX

CTV

2/1/2015

8.26 million

IIHF World Junior Championship

Gold Medal, Canada vs. Russia

TSN

1/5/2015

5.95 million

MLB

ALCS Game 6, Toronto vs. Kansas City

Sportsnet

10/23/2015

5.08 million

CFL

103rd GREY CUP

TSN

11/29/2015

4.06 million

NHL

Playoffs Round 1, Montreal vs. Ottawa

CBC

4/26/2015

3.77 million

FIFA Women's World Cup

Quarterfinal, England vs. Canada

CTV

6/27/2015

2.97 million

Pan Am Games

Opening Ceremonies

CBC

7/10/2015

1.66 million

IIHF World Championship

Gold Medal, Canada vs. Russia

TSN

5/17/2015

1.35 million

Curling – Brier

Final

TSN

3/8/2015

1.25 million

Golf – Masters

Final

Global

4/12/2015

1.19 million

Canada's Most-Watched Regularly Scheduled Television Programs

Rank

Program

Network

Audience

1

THE AMAZING RACE CANADA (CAN)

CTV

2.54 million

2

THE BIG BANG THEORY

CTV

2.48 million

3

SURVIVOR

Global

2.22 million

4

QUANTICO (NEW)

CTV

2.17 million

5

NCIS

Global

2.01 million

6

MARVEL'S AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D.

CTV

1.93 million

7

CSI: CYBER (NEW)

CTV

1.924 million

8

NCIS: NEW ORLEANS (NEW)

Global

1.923 million

9

MARVEL'S AGENT CARTER (NEW)

CTV

1.921 million

10

TWO AND A HALF MEN

CTV

1.88 million

Canada's Most-Watched Dramas

Rank

Program

Network

Audience

1

QUANTICO (NEW)

CTV

2.17 million

2

NCIS

Global

2.01 million

3

MARVEL'S AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D.

CTV

1.93 million

4

CSI: CYBER (NEW)

CTV

1.924 million

5

NCIS: NEW ORLEANS (NEW)

Global

1.923 million

6

MARVEL'S AGENT CARTER (NEW)

CTV

1.921 million

7

BLINDSPOT  (NEW)

CTV

1.817 million

8

THE FLASH

CTV

1.816 million

9

HOW TO GET AWAY WITH MURDER

CTV

1.77 million

10

CODE BLACK (NEW)

CTV

1.74 million

Canada's Most-Watched Comedies

Rank

Program

Network

Audience

1

THE BIG BANG THEORY

CTV

2.48 million

2

TWO AND A HALF MEN

CTV

1.88 million

3

THE ODD COUPLE (NEW)

CTV

1.65 million

4

THE GOLDBERGS

CTV

832,000

4

MIKE & MOLLY

City

832,000

6

2 BROKE GIRLS

City

826,000

7

MODERN FAMILY

City

710,000

8

THE MCCARTHYS

CTV

700,000

8

LIFE IN PIECES (NEW)

City

700,000

10

THE RICK MERCER REPORT (CAN)

CBC

654,000

Canada's Most-Watched Competition Series

Rank

Series

Network

Audience

1

THE AMAZING RACE CANADA (CAN)

CTV

2.54 million

2

SURVIVOR

Global

2.22 million

3

MASTERCHEF

CTV

1.82 million

4

THE AMAZING RACE

CTV

1.69 million

5

MASTERCHEF CANADA (CAN)

CTV

1.66 million

6

BIG BROTHER

Global

1.36 million

7

AMERICA'S GOT TALENT

Global

1.32 million

8

BIG BROTHER CANADA (CAN)

Global

1.12 million

9

HELL'S KITCHEN

City

977,000

10

SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE

CTV

961,000

Canada's Most-Watched Canadian Series*

Rank

Series

Network

Audience

1

THE AMAZING RACE CANADA

CTV

2.54 million

2

MASTERCHEF CANADA

CTV

1.66 million

3

THE BOOK OF NEGROES (NEW)

CBC

1.63 million

4

ROOKIE BLUE

Global

1.59 million

5

SAVING HOPE

CTV

1.35 million

6

MOTIVE

CTV

1.24 million

7

BIG BROTHER CANADA

Global

1.12 million

8

MURDOCH MYSTERIES

CBC

897,000

9

VIKINGS

History

850,000

10

ASCENSION (NEW)

CBC

736,000

Canada's Most-Watched New Series of 2015

Rank

Series

Network

Audience

1

QUANTICO

CTV

2.17 million

2

CSI: CYBER

CTV

1.924 million

3

MARVEL'S AGENT CARTER

CTV

1.921 million

4

BLINDSPOT

CTV

1.82 million

5

CODE BLACK

CTV

1.74 million

6

SUPERGIRL

Global

1.67 million

7

THE ODD COUPLE

CTV

1.65 million

8

THE BOOK OF NEGROES (CAN)

CBC

1.63 million

9

LIMITLESS

Global

1.61 million

10

HEROES REBORN

Global

1.23 million

Canada's Most-Watched Entertainment Specialty Events & Pre-Shows

Rank

Broadcast

Network

Date

Audience

1

THE ROAST OF JUSTIN BIEBER (NEW)

Comedy

3/30/2015

1.19 million

2

2015 MTV VMAs***

Much & MTV

8/30/2015

856,000

3

2015 MUCH MUSIC VIDEO AWARDS (CAN)

Much, MTV, M3 & MTV2

6/21/2015

405,000

4

MTV VMA PRE-SHOW

Much

8/30/2015

391,000

5

THE JUSTIN BIEBER ROAST PRE-SHOW (NEW)

Comedy

3/30/2015

389,000

6

LIVE FROM THE RED CARPET: THE 2015 GRAMMY AWARDS®  

E!

02/08/2015

306,000

7

MMVA RED CARPET (CAN)

Much

6/21/2015

298,000

8

NICKELODEON KIDS' CHOICE AWARDS

YTV

3/28/2015

292,000

9

LIVE FROM THE RED CARPET: THE 2015 ACADEMY AWARDS®  

E!

2/22/2015

275,000

10

LIVE FROM THE RED CARPET: THE 2015 GOLDEN GLOBE AWARDS® 

E!

1/11/2015

219,000

Canada's Most-Watched Regularly Scheduled Specialty Series

Rank

Series

Network

Audience

1

THE WALKING DEAD

AMC

1.64 million

2

FEAR THE WALKING DEAD (NEW)

AMC

1.14 million

3

VIKINGS (CAN)

History

850,000

4

DOCTOR WHO

Space

702,000

5

GOLD RUSH

Discovery

695,000

6

THE CURSE OF OAK ISLAND

History

692,000

7

BETTER CALL SAUL (NEW)

AMC

684,000

8

CANADA'S WORST DRIVER (CAN)

Discovery

602,000

9

HIGHWAY THRU HELL (CAN)

Discovery

587,000

10

TALKING DEAD

AMC

583,000

Canada's Most-Watched Regularly Scheduled Pay TV Series

Rank

Series

Network

Audience

1

GAME OF THRONES

HBO Canada

1.40 million

2

TRUE DETECTIVE

HBO Canada

486,000

3

GIRL MEETS WORLD

Family

319,000

4

THE NEXT STEP

Family

308,000

5

LAST WEEK TONIGHT WITH JOHN OLIVER

HBO Canada

273,000

6

BALLERS (NEW)

HBO Canada

258,000

7

THE BRINK (NEW)

HBO Canada

241,000

8

DISNEY K.C. UNDERCOVER

Family

234,000

9

DISNEY AUSTIN & ALLY

Family

225,000

10

SILICON VALLEY

HBO Canada

215,000

Canada's Most-Watched Late-Night Talk Shows

Rank

Series

Network

Audience

1

THE DAILY SHOW WITH JON STEWART

CTV

426,000

2

THE DAILY SHOW WITH TREVOR NOAH (NEW)

CTV

407,000

3

THE LATE SHOW WITH STEPHEN COLBERT (NEW)

Global

258,000

4

THE TONIGHT SHOW WITH JIMMY FALLON

CTV Two

215,000

5

THE DAILY SHOW WITH JON STEWART

Comedy

203,000

6

THE DAILY SHOW WITH TREVOR NOAH (NEW)

Comedy

195,000

7

LATE NIGHT WITH SETH MEYERS

CTV

191,000

8

THE NIGHTLY SHOW WITH LARRY WILMORE (NEW)

Comedy

100,000

9

@MIDNIGHT

MUCH

93,000

10

THE LATE SHOW WITH DAVID LETTERMAN

OMNI 2

71,000

About Bell Media
With passion and an unrelenting commitment to excellence, Bell Media creates content and builds brands that entertain, inform, engage, and inspire audiences through the platforms of their choice. Bell Media is Canada's premier multimedia company with leading assets in television, radio, out-of-home advertising, and digital media. Bell Media owns 30 local television stations led by CTV, Canada's #1 television network; 34 specialty channels, including TSN and RDS, Canada's most-watched specialty channels in English and French; and four pay TV services, including The Movie Network and Super Écran. Bell Media is also Canada's largest radio broadcaster, with 106 licensed radio stations in 54 markets across Canada. Bell Media owns Astral Out of Home, one of Canada's most dynamic and innovative out-of-home advertising companies with a network of more than 13,500 advertising faces in British Columbia, Alberta, Ontario, Québec, and Nova Scotia. Bell Media also operates more than 200 websites; delivers TV Everywhere with premium subscription on-demand streaming service CraveTV, as well as its innovative GO video streaming services including CTV GO, Discovery GO, TMN GO, and TSN GO; operates multi-channel network Much Digital Studios; holds an equity stake in digital startup Hubub; is partners in Cirque du Soleil Media, a joint venture with Cirque du Soleil; and owns Dome Productions Inc., a multi-platform production company. Bell Media is part of BCE Inc. (TSX, NYSE: BCE), Canada's largest communications company. For more on Bell Media, please visit www.bellmedia.ca.

Source: Numeris (BBM Canada), Jan 1Nov 29, 2015, Top 10 Programs based on most-regular timeslot for series defined by greatest number of telecasts
* Excluding News Programming
** Special event broadcasts includes Championship finals and special events
*** Based on 9-11:30PM daypart audiences

SOURCE Bell Media

For further information: Jim Quan, CTV Networks, 416.384.5311 or jim.quan@bellmedia.ca; Laura Heath Potter, Bell Media, 416.384.4633 or Laura.HeathPotter@bellmedia.ca


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