Not the Super Bowl, CSI Once Again Wins Week

Not the Super Bowl, not American Idol nothing gets in the way of ratings powerhouse CSI which continues to steamroll the competition as the most-watched program on Canadian television. Once again, CSI is the No. 1 program of the week, besting the Super Bowl XLI (down 21 per cent) and leading CTV to 7 out of the Top 10 programs on Canadian television.

The Top 10 programs on television according to Nielsen BBM Media Research for the week ending Sunday, February 4:

1. CSI (CTV) 3.514 million 02/01

2. Super Bowl XLI (Global) 3.367 million
02/04

3. American Idol (CTV) 3.041 million 01/30

4. American Idol (CTV) 2.781 million 01/31

5. Deal or No Deal (Global) 2.678 million
02/04

6. House (Global) 2.622 million 01/30

7. Grey’s Anatomy (CTV) 2.06 million 02/01

8. ER (CTV) 1.791 million 02/01

9. CSI:

New York (CTV) 1.785 million 01/31

10. CSI:

Miami (CTV) 1.698 million 01/29

With an average audience of 3.5 million viewers (original episodes), CSI is enjoying its most successful season to date seven years after its premiere. In this week’s episode (airing Thursday, Feb. 8 at 9 p.m. ET on CTV), Grissom returns from his sabbatical as Keppler (guest Star Liev Schreiber) attempts to conceal his ties to a double murder case that he and his colleagues are investigating.

On Wednesday at 10 p.m. ET on CTV, Canadian singer/songwriter and 2007 JUNO Awards host Nelly Furtado makes her primetime television debut on CSI:

New York.