'Little Mosque' draws whopping two million viewers for premiere episode
More than two million Canadians tuned in this week to "Little Mosque on the Prairie," the new CBC comedy about a Muslim community in a rural town that has been the subject of worldwide attention.
The figure - 2.1 million - is a huge one for a Canadian television show. "Corner Gas," CTV's big sitcom hit and one of the country's highest-rated shows, routinely pulls in just over a million a week.
Kirstine Layfield, director of network programming for the public broadcaster, says it appears "Little Mosque" won its time slot, even besting a brand-new episode of the red-hot medical drama "House."