Global execs climbed back in from their window ledges (never shoulda moved to that Toronto high rise on Bloor Street) after House returned strong last night in Canada. The medical drama scored 2.1 million viewers nationally Monday night, giving Global their first 2 million topper not named Survivor in months.
Global likes to break things down to the all important 18-49 numbers (courtesy BBM Nielsen overnight estimates). In that demo, House trounced CTV's Dancing With The Stars nationally 1,097,000 to 575,000. (Dancing does tend to skew older. Ask your parents what THEY were watching Monday night.)
Curiously, House, which will finish off its truncated season on Monday nights over the next three weeks, was not as dominant Stateside. There, 14.51 million viewers tuned in, still good enough for a demo win in the timeslot over ABC's Dancing With The Stars, which won in U.S. households with 17.82 million viewers.
For more on House, including creator David Shore's take on the strike and this season's sweeping cast changes, check out my Canadian Press interview with the London, Ont.-born native. It's posted several places, including here at Calgary's 660 News web site.