Top-rated Canadian TV of 2017

Reality formats and long-running dramas garnered the most eyeballs, but freshman scripted series also made an impact.
The Indian Detective

As we kick off the New Year, it’s often nice to reflect on the year that was – and 2017 was a big year for Canadian TV.

While reality formats and long-running dramas continued to claim the most eyeballs across the major Canadian linear broadcasters, brand new scripted series also managed to break through and gain traction with audiences – which could make for an exciting year ahead in TV.

Here are the most-watched TV shows across the major broadcasters in 2017.

CBC
1. Murdoch Mysteries, season 10 (winter/spring 2017) – 1,365,000
2. Anne, season one – 898,000
3. Heartland, season 10 (winter/spring 2017) – 892,000

Source: Numeris, Total Canada, CBC Total, Ind. 2+, Jan. 1 to Dec. 10, 2017, original airings, confirmed audience data.

Bell Media
1. The Amazing Race Canada, season five – CTV – 1,755,000
2. The Indian Detective (pictured), season one – CTV – 1,541,000
3. MasterChef Canada, season four – CTV – 1,301,000

Source: Numeris, Jan. 1 to Dec. 17, 2017. Includes playback up to Dec. 18, 2017. Original airings.

Corus Entertainment
1. Big Brother Canada – season five – Global – 1,003,700
2. Private Eyes – season two (part one) – Global – 894,200
3. Vikings – season four (part two)  – History – 792,400

Source: Numeris PPM Data. Jan. 1 to Dec. 10 – confirmed data, 3+ airings.

Rogers Media did not submit ratings as of press time.