It’s a happy new year so far at soaring CBC

PASADENA, CA–It’s early, but CBC’s January starts are soaring. Can Arctic Air keep the momentum going?
The Vancouver-based drama, which stars Adam Beach, premiered Tuesday night. For more on the series, read this article I wrote for the Toronto Star.
Meanwhile, the Monday numbers are in and Gerry Dee’s new classroom comedy Mr. D launched at 8 p.m. to 1.23 million viewers. At 8:30, Little Mosque on the Prairie began its sixth and final season with an overnight, estimated 622,000 viewers.
Kevin O’Leary’s new reality slammer series Redemption Inc. got off to a 789,000 start at 9.
O’Leary was in Pasadena at press tour Tuesday night along with fellow Dragon Robert Herjavec to promote the ABC reality show Shark Tank.
CBC’s “Mammoth Monday” (as they called it on their ratings release) followed a fabulous Friday where Marketplace returned to 1,413,000 and the fifth estate drew 853,000. Both won their timeslots nationally, as did Mr. D.

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One Response to “It’s a happy new year so far at soaring CBC”

  1. CBC has come out with a real bang this January. I loved Arctic Air and I remain a fan of Heartland. My boyfriend and I watched Redemption Inc together (its one of few shows that we’ll actually watch together though I doubt either of us would watch it by ourselves) and Mr. Dee we watched though admittedly, I kind of found it stupid and unfunny (a big disappointment as the premise and promise seemed good). I even watched Little Mosque since it came on between Mr. Dee and Redemption although I probably won’t tune into again unless nothing else is on.

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