PASADENA, Calif.--Here's the solution: Jay Leno moves to Canada.
After all the turmoil-in-late-night-headlines, The Jay Leno Show pulled 525,000 viewers Monday night on City stations in Canada, well up over the usually 350,000.
Yet in the U.S. on NBC, Leno barely budged, doing 4.8 million.
Still, even with the bump, Leno was barely Top-30 for the night according to BBM Canada overnight estimates. CTV won the night with a show they should have had on the mother network all along, Two and a Half Men. It edged Global's mighty House 2,,281,000 to 2,168,000 (although House won the night 25-54 with 1,142,000 viewers). New CTV slide-over Big Bang Theory was right behind with 2,099,000 viewers. CSI: Miami did 1,968,000. That crazy CTV Evening News drew 1,837,000 in the supper hour.
City had a strong night with The Bachelor (1,036,000). CBC rookie 18 to Life had a solid second outing with 802,000, far outpacing its Littiler Mosque (473,000).
The National News race: Global at 5:30: 1,234,000, CTV at 11: 1,175,000; CBC at 10/10:25 543,000/478,000.