Olympic talent outdraws variety show talent, at least in the GTA

Tokyo 2020 opening ceremonies captures the attention of viewers in the east, as conventional news gathers steam in the west.

As we hit the dog days of summer, unscripted programming, the Olympics and a hospital drama are capturing the attention of Canadians, according to the latest Numeris ratings, July 19 to July 25, 2021.

Once again America’s Got Talent topped national ratingswhile CTV Evening News came in second.

In the GTA, an encore presentation of the opening ceremonies of the Olympic Games in Tokyo outdrew AGT, followed by Private Eyes, Tokyo 2020 Primetime, and Tokyo 2020 Daytime.

Conventional news programming, meanwhile, saw a boost in the western provinces, with that format dominating in Edmonton, Calgary and Vancouver/Victoria markets.

For Francophone viewers, TVA’s Hôpital New Amsterdam was once again in the number one spot, followed by cultural affairs program, SUCRÉ SALÉ and SRC’s cooking show, L’épicerie.


1. America’s Got Talent on Citvtv Tuesday at 8 p.m.: 1.402 million
2. CTV Evening News on CTV Total Weeknights at 6 p.m.: 1.338 million
3. Tokyo 2020 Opening Ceremony (encore) on CBC Total Friday at 7:30 p.m.: 1.025 million
4. Masterchef on CTV Total Wednesday at 8 p.m.: 976,000
5. Private Eyes on Global Total Tuesday at 9 p.m.: 968,000


1. Hôpital New Amsterdam on TVA Tuesday at 8 p.m.: 695,000
2. SUCRÉ SALÉ on TVA Weeknights at 6:30 p.m.: 608,000
3. L’épicerie on SRC Wednesday at 7:30 p.m.: 604,000
4. TVA NOUVELLES on TVA Weeknights at 6 p.m.: 593,000
5. ARRIVE EN CAMPAGNE on TVA Monday at 7:30 p.m.: 535,000


1. Tokyo 2020 Opening Ceremony (encore) on CBC Total Friday at 7:30 p.m.: 294,000
2. America’s Got Talent on Citytv Ontario Tuesday at 8 p.m.: 282,000
3. Private Eyes on Global Ontario Tuesday at 9 p.m.: 248,000
4. Tokyo 2020 Primetime on CBC Ontario Wednesday/Thursday/Friday/Saturday/Sunday at 8 p.m.: 240,000
5. Tokyo 2020 Daytime on CBC Ontario Saturday/Sunday at noon.: 238,000


1. America’s Got Talent on Citytv Montreal Tuesday at 8 p.m.: 70,000
2. CTV Evening News on CTV Montreal Weeknights at 6 p.m.: 67,000
3. Coronation Street on CBC Montreal Friday at 5:30 p.m.: 46,000
3. CTV Evening News on CTV Montreal Weeknights at 11 p.m.: 45,000
5. Coronation Street on CBC Montreal Monday/Tuesday/Thursday at 7:30 p.m.: 28,000


1. Global News Hour on Global Edmonton Weeknights at 6 p.m.: 87,000
2. America’s Got Talent on Citytv Edmonton Tuesday at 9 p.m.: 78,000
3. Global National on Global Edmonton Weeknights at 5:30 p.m.: 77,000
4. CTV Evening News on CTV Edmonton Weeknights at 6 p.m.: 72,000
5. Island of Bryan on HGTV+ Saturday at 10 p.m.: 71,000


1. CTV Evening News on CTV Calgary Weeknights at 6 p.m.:70,000
2. America’s Got Talent on Citytv Calgary Tuesday at 9 p.m.: 70,000
3. Global National on Global Calgary Weeknights at 6 p.m.: 68,000
4. Global News Hour on Global Calgary Weeknights at 6 p.m.:64,000
5. CTV Evening News Weekend on CTV Calgary Saturday/Sunday 9 p.m.: 61,000


1. Global News Hour on Global BC Weeknights at 6 p.m.: 247,000
3. Global News Weekend on Global BC Saturday/Sunday at 6 p.m.: 208,000
3. America’s Got Talent on Citytv Vancouver Tuesday at 8 p.m.: 207,000
4. Global National on Global BC Weeknights at 5:30 p.m.: 172,000
5. Tokyo 2020 Late Prime on CBC Vancouver Friday/Saturday/Sunday at 9 p.m.: 168,000