How does The Border compete against Grey's Anatomy? Grey's, starring Katherine Heigl, right, did 2,884,000 Thursday night on CTV, winning the night and flooding the CBC drama which managed just 427,000 opposite it at 9 p.m.
The weak Doc Zone lead in (395,000) sure didn't help The Border's chances.
Global's Survivor Samoa was No. 2 overall on the night, with 2,758,000 viewers according to BBM Canada's overnight estimates. CTV had the next five most-watched shows, including CSI at 2,415,000, The Mentalist with 2,386,000 and the CTV supper hour Evening News at 1,444,000.
CTV's rookie The Vampire Diaries staked its way to 1,049,000 Thursday night. Global's The Office did 981,000. The season premiere of 30 Rock did 475,000 on Citytv.
CBC's highest rated show of the night was Jeopardy! at 7:30 (840,000). A channel cracked the Top 20 with Private Practice (750,000). The rookie drama Flash Forward drew 472,000 Thursday night on A channel.
It was another big PPM night for those 'tween sitcoms on the kiddie channels. The Suite Life on Deck drew 455,000 on family, SpongeBob SquarePants get 448,000 on YTV. Ottawa Senators Hockey on TSN (447,000) outdrew the Phillies/Dodger baseball playoff opener on Sportsnet (429,000).