TSN’s Grey Cup Beats Super Bowl, Oscars

TSN scored a massive victory Sunday night, with an average minute audience of 5,087,000 watching a thrilling, come-from-behind victory by Montreal over Saskatchewan in the 97th Grey Cup. Add the 1,009,000 Alouette fans who tuned in on RDS, and an overnight, estimated 6.1 million Canadians watched the CFL championship.BBM Canada counted a peak of 8.35… Read on

Fox Winter Vid Clip Feeds My Family

It’s the most wonderful time of the year–not. On deadline trying to nail down the last several hundred details in a killer holiday viewing guide for the Toronto Star. Feeling more overwhelmed than a Green Rider defensive coordinator.Fortunately, those savvy content kids at Fox just sent me this link to embed this cool little vid… Read on

Post Sweeps Survivor Takes Quiet Night

The November “sweeps” were over by Thursday night, with reruns and lower viewing levels the result. One of those filler episodes of Survivor (with host Jeff Probst, right) took the night with an overnight, estimated audience of 1,861,000 according to BBM Canada. The ever strong CTV supper hour Evening News was next nationally at 1,778,000,… Read on

Y&R’s Eric Braeden Knows His Canadian Sports

Hardly ever interview soap stars, but was glad to talk recently with Eric Braeden. The daytime icon was in the news recently when word surfaced that he was leaving The Young and the Restless after nearly 30 years when talks to renegotiate his contract broke down. Times being what they are, especially in the daytime… Read on

Are Those PPMs Losing Some Lift?

Is it just me or are those BBM Canada Portable People Meter numbers starting to come back down to earth a bit? The high scores for Tuesday and Wednesday all seem a tad off from where they were just a few weeks ago.Take the Top 3 shows in Canada for this Wednesday, for example:Criminal Minds… Read on

Burbank Born Blatz a Stone’s Throw from T.O.

Spoke Tuesday in Toronto with Kelly Blatz (right), who stars Friday in the shot-in-Toronto Disney XD sci-fi TV-movie Skyrunner (premiering Friday Nov. 27 at 7:30 p.m. on Family Channel).The 22-year-old Burbank, Calif.-native is a fan of T.O., having spent much of the past couple of years here shooting Skyrunners as well as the Disney adventure… Read on

This Week’s Podcast: Passport to The Pacific

What’s it like to travel so often you no longer need to buy bars of soap–you just keep using all the ones you swipe from all the hotels?Listen in as I give CHML’s Scott Thompson all the details from my recent trip to Beverly Hills to screen episodes and interview stars from the upcoming HBO… Read on

CBC News at 10 Fix: Paging Jack Bauer

People seemed pretty darn pleased with the new CBC National News at Tuesday’s Winter Launch but have they looked at the numbers? Monday’s news score: CTV National News at 11 1,253,000, Global National at 5:30 1,114,000, CBC National at 10 479,000, 10:25 449,000.Still, don’t look for CBC to move the newscast out of that hopeless… Read on