'Big Bang Theory' premieres big in Canada

Is second most-watched comedy ever on TV after 'Friends'

TORONTO – CBS moving "The Big Bang Theory" to Thursday paid off for broadcaster CTV, which pulled in 3.11 million viewers, the second most-watched ever for a comedy on Canadian TV after the finale of "Friends."

"Big Bang" delivered a 36% share with A25-54 viewers, according to BBM Canada PPM data, on Thursday night at 8 p.m. in simulcast with its CBS airdate south of the border.

CTV last season had "The Big Bang Theory" on Monday nights, and shifted the comedy to Thursday nights in step with CBS.

The geeky comedy did more than double the audience of Fox's "Bones" on rival Global Television with 1.74 million total viewers, CTV reported.

At 8:30 p.m., CTV secured 940,000 viewers for the results episode of "So You Think You Can Dance Canada, which will be replaced in a month with "$#*! My Dad Says," the new William Shatner comedy from CBS.
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