Stars make TV magic

Blue Bloods stars make beau­ti­ful rat­ings to­gether

The Intelligencer (Belleville) - - ENTERTAINMENT - MELISSA HANK

Who knew that Mag­num, P.I. and a New Kid on the Block could make TV magic to­gether? But such is the case with Tom Selleck and Don­nie Wahlberg and their CBS/ CTV po­lice drama Blue Bloods. The show reg­u­larly cuts a swath through Canada’s list of top 10 weekly pro­grams, and it cel­e­brated its 150th episode on March 31.

That in­stal­ment, A Deep Blue Good­bye, took in 1.6 mil­lion Cana­dian view­ers and 9.6 mil­lion U.S. ones — roughly the same num­ber on both sides of the bor­der for the April 6 episode, Love Lost. An eighth sea­son of Blue Bloods is al­ready on tap for this fall. In an in­ter­view with

En­ter­tain­ment Weekly, showrun­ner Kevin Wade hinted at what’s ahead for the sea­son-en­der on May 5: “In the fi­nale, a char­ac­ter who’s been with us for a long time, there’s a straw that breaks that camel’s back, and that char­ac­ter bows out of his life in our fic­tional world of Blue Bloods.” Else­where in the list of 30 most­watched pro­grams, usual sus­pects The Big Bang The­ory, Sur­vivor and NCIS scored the sweet­est spots. In Ed­mon­ton, though, hockey in its var­i­ous forms ruled the top three, while Van­cou­verites opted for NCIS. Over in Cal­gary, Mon­treal and the GTA, Big Bang won out. Here are the top pro­grams in Canada for the week of April 3-9, the most re­cent rat­ings avail­able, cour­tesy of au­di­ence mea­sure­ment or­ga­ni­za­tion Numeris:

1. The Big Bang The­ory, CTV

2. Sur­vivor, Global

3. NCIS, Global

4. Hockey Night in Canada, CBC

5. Des­ig­nated Sur­vivor, CTV

6. NCIS: New Or­leans, Global 7. Bull, Global

8. Blue Bloods, CTV

9. Crim­i­nal Minds, CTV

10. Grey’s Anatomy, CTV

11. MacGyver, Global

12. Hawaii Five-0, Global

13. Chicago P.D., Global

14. The Voice, CTV

15. NCIS: Los Angeles, Global

16. CTV Evening News, CTV 17. The Amaz­ing Race, CTV

18. MasterChef Canada, CTV

19. Big Brother Canada (Wed.), Global

20. Home­town hockey: Leafs (Sun.), Sportsnet Na­tional

21. Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., CTV

22. CTV Na­tional News, CTV

23. Chicago Fire, Global 24. Chicago Jus­tice, Global

25. Chicago Med, Global

26. The Voice Re­sults, CTV

27. Sat­ur­day Night Live, Global

28. Big Brother Canada (Thurs.), Global

29. Big Brother Canada (Mon.), Global

30. Hockey: Leafs (Mon.), Sportsnet Na­tional

SUP­PLIED PHOTO

Tom Selleck is seen in a scene from Blue Bloods The show reg­u­larly makes the top 10 weekly pro­grams in Canada, and re­cently aired its 150th episode.

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