Betty White's new sitcom Hot in Cleveland was a hot pickup for CTV, drawing an overnight, estimated 1,819,000 viewers across Canada Monday. The sitcom, which also stars Valerie Bertinelli, Jane Leeves and Wendie Malick, has been a big draw for TV Land in the States but so far has done even better, proportionally, in Canada.
Monday's opener also provided a boost for a rerun of Hiccups, which followed Cleveland at 8:30 with 711,000 viewers. That was a 200,000 jump from the Hiccups season finale the week before. At 9, reruns of CBS comedy imports Two and a Half Men (1,483,000) and the night's highest-rated network entry, The Big Bang Theory (1,881,000), continued to power through another rerun summer. CSI Miami did an overnight, estimated 1,176,000 at 10 on CTV.
Hot in Cleveland put a dent in Global's first run summer import Lie to Me, which arrested 830,000 at 8 p.m. The new Fox buddy cop series The Good Guys slipped to 422,000 at 9.
Soccerless CBC went nil-nil Monday at 8 with reruns of comedies 18 to Life and Little Mosque failing to crack the More People Live in Brampton threshold--even if you added their totals together.