TV Top 10: What Canadians Watched in 2015

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:

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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