American Idol

American Idol continues its record-breaking pace in Canada. Audiences for last night’s Season 6 premiere on CTV grew throughout the two-hour broadcast (8-10 p.m.) to peak at 3.6 million viewers in its last half-hour (9:30 – 10 p.m.)

The final average audience was 3.04 million, the biggest audience ever for an American Idol season premiere and up 3 per cent compared to last year’s season opener. It was the most-watched program on Canadian television last night in all demographics, both nationally and in Toronto and Vancouver.

All audience figures are courtesy of BBM Nielsen Media Research and represent a nation-wide picture of television viewing in Canada.