Five Canadian teams a win for Rogers as Cup chase begins

Wednesday marks the beginning of two months of playoff hockey and this year, viewers in Canada have reasons to cheer. Unlike last spring, Montreal, Ottawa, Toronto, Edmonton and Calgary all made the playoffs. Only Vancouver and Winnipeg missed the cut. That’s good news for Scott Moore, president of Sportsnet and NHL Properties at Rogers. He and his… Read on



Burnett’s new Bible epic beaten by Senators

  Sunday, bloody Sunday. That’s not a movie title, that’s a ratings picture. Sunday used to be broadcast’s biggest night, but in the overnights at least, it is becoming a big indicator of a rapidly shifting media landscape. Take this past Easter Friday, April 6. Holidays are always a bit skewed but CTV seemed well… Read on


Leafs break record, 5.2 million hearts

Montreal Gazzette great Terry “Aislin” Mosher Monday’s overnight, estimated audience for CBC’s coverage of the Leafs’ Game Seven heart breaker drew a staggering 5,155,000 viewers. That tops the 4.5M+ who tuned in for Sunday’s Leafs victory over Boston in Game Six and is likely the highest total ever for an opening round playoff tilt.CBC drew… Read on


Early Canadian team exits will dent Cup ratings

Talk about offside. CBC sweats through a long labour mess, finally gets a half-season of  Hockey Night in Canada revenues back come January, and four big Canadian market teams make the playoffs. Happy days are here again.A week or so into May and Canada’s hockey broadcasters are back on their knees recovering from the latest… Read on