TV Top 10: What Canadians watched in 2013

'The Amazing Race Canada' drew 3.5 million viewers in a single episode

The TV rating year-end numbers are in and, for the first time in years, a Canadian production ranks as the No. 1 series in the country for 2013.

According to BBM Canada statistics, CTV’s The Amazing Race Canada drew 3.5 million viewers in its timeslot during the reality series’ first season. Hosted by Jon Montgomery, the series beat out last year’s top TV series, The Big Bang Theory, by 500,000 viewers.

Some of the most-watched news events of the year include the Boston Marathon bombings coverage, Pope Francis’s appointment as head of the Vatican, and the Toronto Mayor Rob Ford crack scandal. Meanwhile, for one-time-only television events, Super Bowl XLVII came in first place with 6.6 millions on February 3.

Read on for a complete Top 10 list of the most-watched series and specials in Canada.

Top 10 Series in 2013
1. The Amazing Race Canada, 3.5 million viewers
2. The Big Bang Theory, 3 million viewers
3. The Amazing Race 22 and 23, 2.5 million viewers
4. Under the Dome, 2.43 million viewers
5. Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., 2.41 million viewers
6. Survivor: Caramoan and Survivor: Blood vs. Water, 2.28 million viewers
7. Grey’s Anatomy, 2.27 million viewers
8. Hockey Night in Canada, 2.22 million viewers
9. The Blacklist, 2.19 million viewers
10. CSI, 2.1 million viewers

Top 10 Television Events of 2013
1. Super Bowl XLVII, 6.6 million viewers
2. The Oscars, 6.3 million viewers
3. 101st Grey Cup, 4.5 million viewers
4. The 70th Annual Gold Globe Awards, 3.5 million viewers
5. 2013 Stanley Cup Final, 3.4 million viewers
6. The 55th Annual Grammy Awards, 3.2 million viewers
7. 65th Primetime Emmy Awards, 2.5 million viewers
8. The 2013 Juno Awards, 1.9 million viewers
9. The People’s Choice Awards, 1.8 million viewers
10. The 48th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards, 1.7 million viewers

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