How did CBC do without Being Erica Monday night? The good news was that Little Mosque on the Prairie did a bit better than usual, up to 686,000 viewers according to BBM Canada Nielsen Media Research overnight “commercial” estimates. Sophie also “soared” to 268,000.
The bad news was Being Erica’s replacement at 9, Just For Laughs, which drew just 437,000 viewers, down more than 200,000 from Erica’s score the week before.
Jeopardy! is still packing them in at 7:30, with 1,093,000 viewers Monday night on CBC.
Little Mosque may have benefited from a last minute switcheroo at CTV. Instead of a new Corner Gas at 9:30, as originally scheduled, a repeat aired at 8. The Gas repeat drew a low 664,000 viewers. CBS import Gary Unmarried, which drew 532,000 on CTV at 8:30, should hook up with Sophie; together they have an audience.
CTV scored big at 9 with Two and a Half Men (1,447,000) followed by a strong Big Bang Theory (972,000). As usual, CSI: Miami had the night’s biggest score (1,666,000).
With a House rerun at 8 (1,372,000), Global wasn’t as strong Monday. At 9, 24 drew 999,000, and at 10, Heroes did 717,000.
Global’s sleeper show? The Young & The Restless, which pulled 911,000 at 4:30 (clobbering CTV’s Oprah at 598,000). After 35 years, Victor Newman and Company can still draw a crowd.