What Canadians watched on television in 2011

As 2011 comes to a close, full-year data from BBM Canada provides a snapshot of what Canadians were watching on television over the past 12 months, and Canada’s national pastime ranks at the top.

THE STANLEY CUP playoffs, along with last year’s World Juniors tournament, are among the most-watched television broadcasts of 2011 in Canada.

Additional live sporting events, like the SUPER BOWL and the GREY CUP, were also of major interest to Canadian viewers.

TV comedy continues to attract more and more viewers in Canada, with TWO AND A HALF MEN, THE BIG BANG THEORY, and THE ROAST OF CHARLIE SHEEN attracting some of the biggest audiences of the year.

Meanwhile, the 2011 Federal Election and the Royal Wedding were some of the most-watched days of the year among all English viewers.

 

Canada’s Top 10 Most-Watched Days in 2011

1. May 2, 2011 – 2011 Federal Election 25,117,000

2. November 27, 2011 – Grey Cup Sunday 24,901,000

3. April 26, 2011 – Stanley Cup Playoffs Round 1: Chicago @ Vancouver (Game 7) / Boston @ Montreal (Game 6) 24,854,000

4. June 15, 2011 – Stanley Cup Finals – Game 7 24,824,000

5. June 13, 2011 – Stanley Cup Finals – Game 6 24,814,000

6. November 20, – 2011 CFL East & West Finals, AMERICAN MUSIC AWARDS, THE SANTA CLAUS PARADE 24,800,000

7. April 29, 2011 – Royal Wedding 24,763,000

8. May 23, 2011 – Season Finales, OPRAH’s final episodes, Hockey 24,727,000

9. November 13, 2011 – CFL Semifinals, Sunday Night TV 24,722,000

10. December 4, 2011 – Sports, Sunday Night TV 24,706,000

 

Canada’s Top 10 Television Broadcasts of 2011

1. STANLEY CUP FINAL– Game 7: Boston @ Vancouver CBC 6/15/2011 8,641,000

2. STANLEY CUP FINAL– Game 6: Vancouver @ Boston CBC 6/13/2011 6,687,000

3. SUPER BOWL XLV – Pittsburgh vs. Green Bay CTV 2/6/2011 6,528,000

4. THE 83rd ANNUAL ACADEMY AWARDS® CTV 2/27/2011 6,283,000

5. 2011 IIHF WORLD JUNIOR CHAMPIONSHIP – Gold Medal Final, Canada vs. Russia TSN 1/5/2011 6,083,000

6. STANLEY CUP FINAL– Game 5: Boston @ Vancouver CBC 6/10/2011 6,061,000

7. STANLEY CUP FINAL– Game 2: Boston @ Vancouver CBC 6/4/2011 5,626,000

8. STANLEY CUP FINAL– Game 1: Boston @ Vancouver CBC 6/1/2011 5,506,000

9. STANLEY CUP FINAL– Game 3: Vancouver @ Boston CBC 6/6/2011 5,433,000

10. TWO AND A HALF MEN – Season Premiere CTV 9/19/2011 5,324,000

 

Canada’s Top 10 Television Programs of 2011

1. THE BIG BANG THEORY CTV 3,224,000

2. AMERICAN IDOL CTV 2,844,000

3. GREY’S ANATOMY CTV 2,728,000

4. THE AMAZING RACE 18 & 19 CTV 2,637,000

5. SURVIVOR: REDEMPTION ISLAND & SOUTH PACIFIC GLOBAL 2,617,000

6. $#*! MY DAD SAYS CTV 2,316,000

7. DANCING WITH THE STARS 12 & 13 CTV 2,147,000

8. C.S.I. CTV 1,975,000

9. THE MENTALIST CTV 1,972,000

10. HOUSE GLOBAL 1,959,000

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