TV Top 10: What Canadians Watched in 2014

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TORONTO (December 22, 2014) – As 2014 comes to an end,full-year data from Numeris provides a snapshot of what Canadians were watchingon television this calendar year. The SUPER BOWL, along with THE 86THACADEMY AWARDS®, were the most-watched television events of 2014 inCanada. Meanwhile, THE BIG BANG THEORY and THE AMAZING RACE CANADA remained atthe top of the charts, while superhero series GOTHAM and THE FLASH, along withHOW TO GET AWAY WITH MURDER and MASTERCHEF CANADA, were among the Top 5 NewSeries of the year. On specialty channels, football and curling, along withSpace’s DOCTOR WHO and Discovery’s HIGHWAY THRU HELL caught the attention ofviewers, while GAME OF THRONES continued to rule on Pay TV.

 

Below is a closer look at the Top 10 TV programs Canadians watched in2014:

 

Canada’s Top 10 Television Events of 2014*

 

 

Event

Network

Date

Audience

1.

SUPER BOWL XLVIII

CTV & RDS

2/2/2014

7.9 million

2.

THE OSCARS®

CTV

3/2/2014

6.4 million

3.

SOCHI 2014 MORNING: MEN’S GOLD MEDAL HOCKEY GAME (CANADA VS. SWEDEN)

CBC

2/23/2014

5.7 million

4.

FIFA 2014 WORLD CUP: FINAL (GERMANY VS. ARGENTINA)

CBC

7/13/2014

4.9 million

5.

SOCHI 2014: CLOSING CEREMONY

CBC

2/23/2014

4.3 million

6.

SOCHI 2014 DAYTIME: MEN’S SEMI-FINAL HOCKEY GAME (CANADA VS. U.S.A)

CBC

2/21/2014

4.1 million

7.

102nd CFL GREY CUP (CALGARY VS. HAMILTON)

TSN

11/30/2014

3.8 million

8.

HOCKEY NIGHT IN CANADA SPECIAL: WINTER CLASSIC (TORONTO VS. DETROIT)

CBC

1/1/2014

3.6 million

9.

SOCHI 2014 DAYTIME

CBC

2/16/2014

3.5 million

10.

SOCHI 2014 DAYTIME

CBC

2/09/2014

3.3 million

 

 

Canada’s Top 10 Regularly Scheduled Television Programs of2014**

 

 

Program

Network

Audience

1.

THE AMAZING RACE CANADA (Season 2)

CTV

2.8 million

2.

THE BIG BANG THEORY

CTV

2.7 million

3.

GOTHAM

CTV

2.6 million

4.

THE FLASH

CTV

2.5 million

5.

NCIS: NEW ORLEANS

Global

2.4 million

6.

HOW TO GET AWAY WITH MURDER

CTV

2.29 million

7.

MASTERCHEF

CTV

2.27 million

8.

SURVIVOR (Cagayan / San Juan del Sur)

Global

2.26 million

9.

THE AMAZING RACE (Season 24 and 25)

CTV

2.24 million

10.

GREY’S ANATOMY

CTV

2.17 million

 

 

Canada’s Top 10 Drama Programs of 2014

 

 

Program

Network

Audience

1.

GOTHAM

CTV

2.6 million

2.

THE FLASH

CTV

2.5 million

3.

NCIS: NEW ORLEANS

Global

2.4 million

4.

HOW TO GET AWAY WITH MURDER

CTV

2.3 million

5.

GREY’S ANATOMY

CTV

2.17 million

6.

CRIMINAL MINDS

CTV

2.15 million

7.

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

CTV

2.00 million

8.

UNDER THE DOME

Global

1.98 million

9.

NCIS

Global

1.97 million

10.

CSI

CTV

1.9 million

 

 

Canada’s Top 10 New Series of 2014

 

 

Program

Network

Audience

1.

GOTHAM

CTV

2.6 million

2.

THE FLASH

CTV

2.5 million

3.

NCIS: NEW ORLEANS

Global

2.4 million

4.

HOW TO GET AWAY WITH MURDER

CTV

2.3 million

5.

MASTERCHEF CANADA

CTV

1.78 million

6.

INTELLIGENCE

CTV

1.77 million

7.

FOREVER

CTV

1.7 million

8.

SCORPION

City

1.6 million

9.

STALKER

Global

1.50 million

10.

EXTANT

Global

1.47 million

 

 

Canada’s Top 10 Comedy Programs of 2014

 

 

Program

Network

Audience

1.

THE BIG BANG THEORY

CTV

2.7 million

2.

HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER

City

1.3 million

3.

THE MILLERS

CTV

1.25 million

4.

THE MCCARTHYS

CTV

1.23 million

5.

TWO AND A HALF MEN

CTV

1.16 million

6.

MIKE & MOLLY

City

886,000

7.

MOM

City

859,000

8.

MODERN FAMILY

City

781,000

9.

THE SIMPSONS

Global

777,000

10.

THE GOLDBERGS

CTV

684,000

 

 

Canada’s Top 10 Competition Series of 2014

 

 

Program

Network

Audience

1.

THE AMAZING RACE CANADA (Season 2)

CTV

2.8 million

2.

MASTERCHEF

CTV

2.27 million

3.

SURVIVOR (Cagayan / San Juan del Sur)

Global

2.26 million

4.

THE AMAZING RACE (Season 24 and 25)

CTV

2.2 million

5.

MASTERCHEF CANADA

CTV

1.8 million

6.

BIG BROTHER (Season 16)

Global

1.4 million

7.

AMERICA’S GOT TALENT

City

1.2 million

8.

HELL’S KITCHEN

City

1.1 million

9.

SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE (Season 11)

CTV

1.0 million

10.

AMERICAN IDOL (Season 13)

CTV Two

904,000

 

 

Canada’s Top 10 Canadian Series of 2014

 

 

Program

Network

Audience

1.

THE AMAZING RACE CANADA (Season 2)

CTV

2.8 million

2.

MASTERCHEF CANADA

CTV

1.8 million

3.

ROOKIE BLUE

Global

1.5 million

4.

SAVING HOPE

CTV

1.29 million

5.

MOTIVE

CTV

1.28 million

6.

THE LISTENER

CTV

1.1 million

7.

REMEDY

Global

966,000

8.

MURDOCH MYSTERIES

CBC

898,000

9.

MARKETPLACE

CBC

772,000

10.

DRAGONS’ DEN

CBC

718,000

 

 

Canada’s Top 10 Specialty Television Events of 2014

 

 

Event

Network

Date

Audience

1.

102nd CFL GREY CUP (CALGARY VS. HAMILTON)

TSN

11/30/2014

3.8 million

2.

MLB WORLD SERIES GAME 7

Sportsnet

10/29/2014

1.2 million

3.

2014 FORD WORLD WOMEN’S CURLING CHAMPIONSHIP (Gold Medal Game)

TSN

3/23/2014

1.1 million

4.

2013 IIHF WORLD JUNIOR CHAMPIONSHIP (Gold Medal Game)

TSN

1/5/2014

1.0 million

5.

SCOTTIES TOURNAMENT OF HEARTS (Final)

TSN

2/9/2014

908,000

6.

TIM HORTON’S BRIER (Final)

TSN

3/9/2014

894,000

7.

MLB HOME RUN DERBY

Sportsnet

7/14/2014

777,000

8.

INNERSPACE: DOCTOR WHO COUNTDOWN SPECIAL

Space

8/23/2014

747,000

9.

2014 NHL DRAFT

TSN

6/27/2014

694,000

10.

BIG FUN MOVIES: ICE AGE 4

YTV

11/30/2014

668,000

 


Canada’s Top 10 Specialty Series of 2014

 

 

Program

Network

Audience

1.

THE WALKING DEAD

AMC

1.3 million

2.

VIKINGS

History

904,000

3.

DOCTOR WHO

Space

756,000

4.

HIGHWAY THRU HELL

Discovery

723,000

5.

GOLD RUSH

Discovery

669,000

6.

BIG BROTHER CANADA

Slice

666,000

7.

LONGMIRE

A&E

631,000

8.

THE CURSE/OAK ISLAND

History

600,000

9.

OUTLANDER

Showcase

554,000

10.

KLONDIKE

Discovery

551,000

 

 

Canada’s Top 10 Pay TV Series of 2014

 

 

Program

Network

1.

GAME OF THRONES

HBO Canada

2.

TRUE BLOOD

HBO Canada

3.

TRUE DETECTIVE

HBO Canada

4.

BOARDWALK EMPIRE

HBO Canada

5.

GIRL MEETS WORLD

Family

6.

THE NEXT STEP

Family

7.

DISNEY I DIDN’T DO IT

Family

8.

THE LEFTOVERS

HBO Canada

9.

DISNEY LIV & MADDIE

Family

10.

DISNEY JESSIE

Family

 

 

About Bell Media
With passion and an unrelentingcommitment to excellence, Bell Media creates content and builds brands thatentertain, inform, engage, and inspire audiences through the platforms of theirchoice. Bell Media is Canada’s premier multimedia company with leading assets intelevision, radio, out-of-home advertising, and digital media. Bell Media owns30 local television stations led by CTV, Canada’s #1 television network; 35specialty channels, including TSN and RDS, Canada’s most-watched specialtychannels in English and French; and four pay TV services, including The MovieNetwork and Super Écran. Bell Media is also Canada’s largest radio broadcaster,with 106 licensed radio stations in 54 markets across Canada. Bell Media ownsAstral Out-of-Home, one of Canada’s most dynamic and innovative out-of-homeadvertising companies with a network of more than 9,500 advertising faces inQuébec, Ontario, Alberta, and British Columbia. Bell Media also operates morethan 200 websites; delivers TV Everywhere with premium subscription on-demandstreaming service CraveTV, as well as its innovative GO video streaming servicesincluding CTV GO, TMN GO, and TSN GO; holds an equity stake in digital startupHubub; is partners in Cirque du Soleil Media, a joint venture with Cirque duSoleil; and owns Dome Productions Inc., a multi-platform production company.Bell Media is part of BCE Inc. (TSX, NYSE: BCE), Canada’s largest communicationscompany. For more on Bell Media, please visitwww.bellmedia.ca.

 

– Bell Media –

 

Source: Numeris (BBM Canada), 1/1/2014-11/30/2014, final data.

*Special event broadcasts including championship sports finals and excludingindividual telecasts and regularly-scheduled programming

**Most-regular timeslot for series defined by greatest number oftelecasts

 

For more information:

Jim Quan, Bell Media, 416.384.5311 or Jim.Quan@bellmedia.ca

Laura Heath Potter, Bell Media, 416.384.4633 or Laura.HeathPotter@bellmedia.ca  

Matthew Almeida, Bell Media, 416.384.2629 or matthew.almeida@bellmedia.ca

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TV Top 10: What Canadians Watched in 2014

To tweet this release: http://bmpr.ca/13Kq491

 

TORONTO (December 22, 2014) – As 2014 comes to an end,full-year data from Numeris provides a snapshot of what Canadians were watchingon television this calendar year. The SUPER BOWL, along with THE 86THACADEMY AWARDS®, were the most-watched television events of 2014 inCanada. Meanwhile, THE BIG BANG THEORY and THE AMAZING RACE CANADA remained atthe top of the charts, while superhero series GOTHAM and THE FLASH, along withHOW TO GET AWAY WITH MURDER and MASTERCHEF CANADA, were among the Top 5 NewSeries of the year. On specialty channels, football and curling, along withSpace’s DOCTOR WHO and Discovery’s HIGHWAY THRU HELL caught the attention ofviewers, while GAME OF THRONES continued to rule on Pay TV.

 

Below is a closer look at the Top 10 TV programs Canadians watched in2014:

 

Canada’s Top 10 Television Events of 2014*

 

 

Event

Network

Date

Audience

1.

SUPER BOWL XLVIII

CTV & RDS

2/2/2014

7.9 million

2.

THE OSCARS®

CTV

3/2/2014

6.4 million

3.

SOCHI 2014 MORNING: MEN’S GOLD MEDAL HOCKEY GAME (CANADA VS. SWEDEN)

CBC

2/23/2014

5.7 million

4.

FIFA 2014 WORLD CUP: FINAL (GERMANY VS. ARGENTINA)

CBC

7/13/2014

4.9 million

5.

SOCHI 2014: CLOSING CEREMONY

CBC

2/23/2014

4.3 million

6.

SOCHI 2014 DAYTIME: MEN’S SEMI-FINAL HOCKEY GAME (CANADA VS. U.S.A)

CBC

2/21/2014

4.1 million

7.

102nd CFL GREY CUP (CALGARY VS. HAMILTON)

TSN

11/30/2014

3.8 million

8.

HOCKEY NIGHT IN CANADA SPECIAL: WINTER CLASSIC (TORONTO VS. DETROIT)

CBC

1/1/2014

3.6 million

9.

SOCHI 2014 DAYTIME

CBC

2/16/2014

3.5 million

10.

SOCHI 2014 DAYTIME

CBC

2/09/2014

3.3 million

 

 

Canada’s Top 10 Regularly Scheduled Television Programs of2014**

 

 

Program

Network

Audience

1.

THE AMAZING RACE CANADA (Season 2)

CTV

2.8 million

2.

THE BIG BANG THEORY

CTV

2.7 million

3.

GOTHAM

CTV

2.6 million

4.

THE FLASH

CTV

2.5 million

5.

NCIS: NEW ORLEANS

Global

2.4 million

6.

HOW TO GET AWAY WITH MURDER

CTV

2.29 million

7.

MASTERCHEF

CTV

2.27 million

8.

SURVIVOR (Cagayan / San Juan del Sur)

Global

2.26 million

9.

THE AMAZING RACE (Season 24 and 25)

CTV

2.24 million

10.

GREY’S ANATOMY

CTV

2.17 million

 

 

Canada’s Top 10 Drama Programs of 2014

 

 

Program

Network

Audience

1.

GOTHAM

CTV

2.6 million

2.

THE FLASH

CTV

2.5 million

3.

NCIS: NEW ORLEANS

Global

2.4 million

4.

HOW TO GET AWAY WITH MURDER

CTV

2.3 million

5.

GREY’S ANATOMY

CTV

2.17 million

6.

CRIMINAL MINDS

CTV

2.15 million

7.

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

CTV

2.00 million

8.

UNDER THE DOME

Global

1.98 million

9.

NCIS

Global

1.97 million

10.

CSI

CTV

1.9 million

 

 

Canada’s Top 10 New Series of 2014

 

 

Program

Network

Audience

1.

GOTHAM

CTV

2.6 million

2.

THE FLASH

CTV

2.5 million

3.

NCIS: NEW ORLEANS

Global

2.4 million

4.

HOW TO GET AWAY WITH MURDER

CTV

2.3 million

5.

MASTERCHEF CANADA

CTV

1.78 million

6.

INTELLIGENCE

CTV

1.77 million

7.

FOREVER

CTV

1.7 million

8.

SCORPION

City

1.6 million

9.

STALKER

Global

1.50 million

10.

EXTANT

Global

1.47 million

 

 

Canada’s Top 10 Comedy Programs of 2014

 

 

Program

Network

Audience

1.

THE BIG BANG THEORY

CTV

2.7 million

2.

HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER

City

1.3 million

3.

THE MILLERS

CTV

1.25 million

4.

THE MCCARTHYS

CTV

1.23 million

5.

TWO AND A HALF MEN

CTV

1.16 million

6.

MIKE & MOLLY

City

886,000

7.

MOM

City

859,000

8.

MODERN FAMILY

City

781,000

9.

THE SIMPSONS

Global

777,000

10.

THE GOLDBERGS

CTV

684,000

 

 

Canada’s Top 10 Competition Series of 2014

 

 

Program

Network

Audience

1.

THE AMAZING RACE CANADA (Season 2)

CTV

2.8 million

2.

MASTERCHEF

CTV

2.27 million

3.

SURVIVOR (Cagayan / San Juan del Sur)

Global

2.26 million

4.

THE AMAZING RACE (Season 24 and 25)

CTV

2.2 million

5.

MASTERCHEF CANADA

CTV

1.8 million

6.

BIG BROTHER (Season 16)

Global

1.4 million

7.

AMERICA’S GOT TALENT

City

1.2 million

8.

HELL’S KITCHEN

City

1.1 million

9.

SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE (Season 11)

CTV

1.0 million

10.

AMERICAN IDOL (Season 13)

CTV Two

904,000

 

 

Canada’s Top 10 Canadian Series of 2014

 

 

Program

Network

Audience

1.

THE AMAZING RACE CANADA (Season 2)

CTV

2.8 million

2.

MASTERCHEF CANADA

CTV

1.8 million

3.

ROOKIE BLUE

Global

1.5 million

4.

SAVING HOPE

CTV

1.29 million

5.

MOTIVE

CTV

1.28 million

6.

THE LISTENER

CTV

1.1 million

7.

REMEDY

Global

966,000

8.

MURDOCH MYSTERIES

CBC

898,000

9.

MARKETPLACE

CBC

772,000

10.

DRAGONS’ DEN

CBC

718,000

 

 

Canada’s Top 10 Specialty Television Events of 2014

 

 

Event

Network

Date

Audience

1.

102nd CFL GREY CUP (CALGARY VS. HAMILTON)

TSN

11/30/2014

3.8 million

2.

MLB WORLD SERIES GAME 7

Sportsnet

10/29/2014

1.2 million

3.

2014 FORD WORLD WOMEN’S CURLING CHAMPIONSHIP (Gold Medal Game)

TSN

3/23/2014

1.1 million

4.

2013 IIHF WORLD JUNIOR CHAMPIONSHIP (Gold Medal Game)

TSN

1/5/2014

1.0 million

5.

SCOTTIES TOURNAMENT OF HEARTS (Final)

TSN

2/9/2014

908,000

6.

TIM HORTON’S BRIER (Final)

TSN

3/9/2014

894,000

7.

MLB HOME RUN DERBY

Sportsnet

7/14/2014

777,000

8.

INNERSPACE: DOCTOR WHO COUNTDOWN SPECIAL

Space

8/23/2014

747,000

9.

2014 NHL DRAFT

TSN

6/27/2014

694,000

10.

BIG FUN MOVIES: ICE AGE 4

YTV

11/30/2014

668,000

 


Canada’s Top 10 Specialty Series of 2014

 

 

Program

Network

Audience

1.

THE WALKING DEAD

AMC

1.3 million

2.

VIKINGS

History

904,000

3.

DOCTOR WHO

Space

756,000

4.

HIGHWAY THRU HELL

Discovery

723,000

5.

GOLD RUSH

Discovery

669,000

6.

BIG BROTHER CANADA

Slice

666,000

7.

LONGMIRE

A&E

631,000

8.

THE CURSE/OAK ISLAND

History

600,000

9.

OUTLANDER

Showcase

554,000

10.

KLONDIKE

Discovery

551,000

 

 

Canada’s Top 10 Pay TV Series of 2014

 

 

Program

Network

1.

GAME OF THRONES

HBO Canada

2.

TRUE BLOOD

HBO Canada

3.

TRUE DETECTIVE

HBO Canada

4.

BOARDWALK EMPIRE

HBO Canada

5.

GIRL MEETS WORLD

Family

6.

THE NEXT STEP

Family

7.

DISNEY I DIDN’T DO IT

Family

8.

THE LEFTOVERS

HBO Canada

9.

DISNEY LIV & MADDIE

Family

10.

DISNEY JESSIE

Family

 

 

About Bell Media
With passion and an unrelentingcommitment to excellence, Bell Media creates content and builds brands thatentertain, inform, engage, and inspire audiences through the platforms of theirchoice. Bell Media is Canada’s premier multimedia company with leading assets intelevision, radio, out-of-home advertising, and digital media. Bell Media owns30 local television stations led by CTV, Canada’s #1 television network; 35specialty channels, including TSN and RDS, Canada’s most-watched specialtychannels in English and French; and four pay TV services, including The MovieNetwork and Super Écran. Bell Media is also Canada’s largest radio broadcaster,with 106 licensed radio stations in 54 markets across Canada. Bell Media ownsAstral Out-of-Home, one of Canada’s most dynamic and innovative out-of-homeadvertising companies with a network of more than 9,500 advertising faces inQuébec, Ontario, Alberta, and British Columbia. Bell Media also operates morethan 200 websites; delivers TV Everywhere with premium subscription on-demandstreaming service CraveTV, as well as its innovative GO video streaming servicesincluding CTV GO, TMN GO, and TSN GO; holds an equity stake in digital startupHubub; is partners in Cirque du Soleil Media, a joint venture with Cirque duSoleil; and owns Dome Productions Inc., a multi-platform production company.Bell Media is part of BCE Inc. (TSX, NYSE: BCE), Canada’s largest communicationscompany. For more on Bell Media, please visitwww.bellmedia.ca.

 

– Bell Media –

 

Source: Numeris (BBM Canada), 1/1/2014-11/30/2014, final data.

*Special event broadcasts including championship sports finals and excludingindividual telecasts and regularly-scheduled programming

**Most-regular timeslot for series defined by greatest number oftelecasts

 

For more information:

Jim Quan, Bell Media, 416.384.5311 or Jim.Quan@bellmedia.ca

Laura Heath Potter, Bell Media, 416.384.4633 or Laura.HeathPotter@bellmedia.ca  

Matthew Almeida, Bell Media, 416.384.2629 or matthew.almeida@bellmedia.ca

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