The top-rated Canadian TV of 2016

Reality, mysteries, breakout hits and final-season runs: which primetime series topped the charts last year?
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Last year’s Canadian TV series represent a mix of first-season breakout hits, established series further cementing their spots on the primetime schedule (particularly in the reality genre), and some shows making their final-season runs before being cancelled. So without further ado, the most-watched TV shows across the major broadcasters in 2016 (all figures 2+ AMA).

Corus Entertainment
1. Big Brother Canada, season 4  – Global – 1,185,031
2. Private Eyes, season 1 – Global  – 1,056,924
3. Houdini & Doyle, season 1 – Global – 787,109

Source: Numeris data (Jan. 4 – Dec. 6 2016) – confirmed data, 3+ airings, Total Canada, Ind.2

Bell Media
1. The Amazing Race Canada, season 4 – CTV – 1,860,000
2. MasterChef Canada, season 3 – CTV- 1,410,000
3. Saving Hope, season 4 – CTV – 1,260,000

Source: Numeris, Jan. 1 to Dec. 11, 2016, original airings, final data

CBC
1. Murdoch Mysteries, season 10 –  1,352,000
2. Heartland, season 9 –  1,048,000
3. Kim’s Convenience, season 1 –  933,000

Source: Numeris TV Meter, Jan. 4 – Dec. 4, 2016, CBC Total, A2+, Monday-Sunday 7-11 p.m., Total Canada, AMA, generated by InfoSys+TV

Rogers was unable to provide its ratings numbers at press time. 

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