Hot Sheet: Departure season two makes national top 10

Meanwhile, The Amazing Race Canada continues to lead TV ratings in Canada for the week of July 11 to 17.


Global original series Departure has returned to the national TV ratings chart in its season two debut.

The thriller (pictured), coproduced by Toronto-based Shaftesbury and Ireland-based Deadpan Pictures, landed at No. 10 in the national chart with 667,000 viewers for the week of July 11 to 17, according to Numeris. Its season two, which was shot in Toronto, premiered on July 13 with a returning cast of Archie Panjabi and the late Christopher Plummer.

The season two return marks a dip in ratings compared to its fall debut in 2020, where it brought in an average viewership of 1.2 million, according to Corus Entertainment. The broadcaster stated Departure was its No. 1 new fall series.

Meanwhile, CTV’s The Amazing Race Canada remained No. 1 in the national list with 1.589 million viewers.

The CTV evening news came in second with 1.243 million viewers on the national list, followed by NBC’s America’s Got Talent with 1.043 million viewers. In fourth was CBS’ Big Brother with 989,000 viewers, while the regular season for the Toronto Blue Jays came in at No. 5 with 986,000 viewers.

Other Canadian titles also landed on the top 30 regional TV lists. In Montreal, CBC’s SkyMed came in at No. 22 with 17,000 viewers, and CTV’s Children Ruin Everything at No. 29 with 14,000 viewers. Meanwhile, Great Pacific Media’s Highway Thru Hell was No. 24 in Edmonton with 32,000 viewers.

As usual, Sphere Media’s unscripted wildlife show Un zoo pas comme les autres led the Quebec francophone list with 797,000 viewers. Coming in second was CBC’s food documentary series L’épicerie with 673,000 viewers, and ComédiHa! French adaptation of NBC’s Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Escouade 99, with 610,000 viewers.

See the chart below, or click here, for the list of top 30 TV programs in Canada. All numbers are represented in thousands.

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