What Canada watched in 2012 - Top TV shows of the year

As 2012 comes to an end, full-year data from BBM Canada provides a snapshot of what Canadians were watching on television this calendar year.

The Super Bowl, The 84th Annual Academy Awards and the 100th Grey Cup are the most-watched television events of 2012 in Canada, BBM data confirms.

Additional live television programming like the IIHF World Junior Championship, The Grammy Awards, and American idol were also of major interest.

Comedies and competition series like The Amazing Race and Survivor continued to attract big audiences.

Meanwhile, Canadians were also engrossed in the London 2012 Olympic Games and Nik Wallenda’s historic walk over the Niagara Gorge.

Below is a closer look at 2012’s Top 10 TV:

Canada’s Top 10 Television Events of 2012

1.
SUPERBOWL XLVI
CTV
2/5/2012
7.3 million

2.
THE 84th ANNUAL ACADEMY AWARDS
CTV
2/26/2012
6.5 million

3.
100th GREY CUP
TSN
11/25/2012
5.4 million

4.
LONDON 2012 OLYMPIC GAMES CLOSING CEREMONY
CTV
8/12/2012
5.2 million

5.
THE 54th ANNUAL GRAMMY AWARDS
Global
2/12/2012
5.0 million

6.
MEGASTUNTS: HIGHWIRE OVER NIAGARA FALLS-LIVE!
CTV
6/15/2012
3.8 million

7.
THE 69TH ANNUAL GOLDEN GLOBE AWARDS
CTV
1/15/2012
3.2 million

8.
CTV AT THE OSCARS
CTV
2/26/2012
2.7 million

9.
64th PRIMETIME EMMY AWARDS
CTV
9/23/2012
2.5 million

10.
THE 40TH ANNIVERSARY AMERICAN MUSIC AWARDS
CTV
11/18/2012
1.8 million

 

Canada’s Top 10* Television Programs of 2012

1.
THE BIG BANG THEORY
CTV
3.2 million

2.
THE AMAZING RACE 20 & 21
CTV
2.67 million

3.
SURVIVOR: ONE WORLD & SURVIVOR: PHILIPPINES
Global
2.65 million

4.
GREY’S ANATOMY
CTV
2.5 million

5.
CSI
CTV
2.23 million

6.
AMERICAN IDOL 11 – Performance
CTV
2.19 million

7.
HOCKEY NIGHT IN CANADA – East
CBC
2.09 million

8.
ELEMENTARY
Global
2.08 million

9.
BONES
Global
2.07 million

10.
TWO AND A HALF MEN
CTV
2.05 million

 

Canada’s Top 10 Specialty Television Broadcasts of 2012

1.
100th GREY CUP
TSN
11/25/2012
5.4 million

2.
100th GREY CUP COUNTDOWN
TSN
11/25/2012
3.3 million

3.
2012 IIHF WORLD JUNIOR CHAMPIONSHIP – Semi Final, Canada vs. Russia
TSN
1/3/2012
2.9 million

4.
100th GREY CUP Postgame
TSN
11/25/2012
2.6 million

5.
EURO 2012 – Final, Spain vs. Italy
TSN
7/1/2012
2.5 million

6.
EURO 2012 – Quarter final, England vs. Italy
TSN
6/24/2012
2.03 million

7.
HOMETEAM HOCKEY
Sportsnet
3/6/2012
1.96 million

8.
HOMETEAM HOCKEY
Sportsnet
1/17/2012
1.92 million

9.
NHL PLAYOFFS – Round 1, Philadelphia vs. Pittsburgh
TSN
4/20/2012
1.86 million

9.
CFL PLAYOFFS – Western Final, Calgary vs. BC
TSN
11/18/2012
1.86 million

 

Canada’s Top 10 Comedy Programs of 2012

1.
THE BIG BANG THEORY
CTV
3.2 million

2.
TWO AND A HALF MEN
CTV
2.1 million

3.
ANGER MANAGEMENT
CTV
1.3 million

4.
MIKE & MOLLY
CTV
1.2 million

5.
2 BROKE GIRLS
Citytv
1.1 million

6.
HOT IN CLEVELAND
CTV
1 million

7.
UP ALL NIGHT
CTV
984,000

8.
THE SIMPSONS
Global
925,000

9.
ROB
Global
909,000

10.
THE NEW NORMAL
CTV
904,000

 

Canada’s Top 10 Drama Programs of 2012

1.
GREY’s ANATOMY
CTV
2.5 million

2.
CSI
CTV
2.2 million

3.
ELEMENTARY
Global
2.08 million

4.
BONES
Global
2.07 million

5.
CRIMINAL MINDS
CTV
2.01 million

6.
MISSING
CTV
2.0 million

7.
GLEE
Global
1.95 million

8.
VEGAS
Global
1.86 million

9.
CASTLE
CTV
1.85 million

10.
NCIS
Global
1.8 million

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