Canada’s TV ratings rise for the week ending September 19, 2019
A new national TV ratings index has been released for the weeks ending September 14 and September 20, 2019, according to data from the CRTC.
As of Friday, September 19th, the CRTF TV Ratings Index (CRTI) shows Canada is the second highest rated country in the world, with an average rating of 4.6.
The country also had a +9.4% increase in the average viewership, which was the highest rating of the week.
This year marks the centennial of the CRTI, which launched in 2013.
The CRTC began measuring the ratings in January 2017, and the CRTI has a maximum of three ratings categories.
In 2019, the two highest ratings categories are “strong” and “moderate”, which are used for the ratings on a scale of one to five.
The CRTC says Canada’s average TV rating of 5.7 has been the highest for two years in a row, with the country also getting a +5.1% increase, with a +6.6% increase over the previous year.
Canada’s average viewership has remained relatively stable, with average viewers for each week averaging 1.5 million, up from 1.3 million in the same period in 2018.
Canada’s overall average has been 4.7, down from 5.4 a year ago.
The ratings index is based on a three-day average of TV viewership, including the overnight newscast, and an average of total viewers for the broadcast stations in each province and territory.
The index also accounts for the average rating for all TV channels and the overall population.
The overall CRTI average has improved in every year since the program began, with 2017 ranking as the second best year ever for the index, ahead of 2015.
The rating has also remained consistent over the past decade, with no year in the last five years seeing the rating fall below 5.9.