This Week’s Podcast: 22 Minutes and More –

This week, CHML’s Scott Thompson asks about my trip earlier this week to Halifax to attend a taping of 22 Minutes. The series is nearing the end of its 17th season on CBC, with the last two episodes airing the next two Tuesday night’s at 8:30. The numbers were up around 750,000 viewers this week according to overnight estimates, with its lead-in, the Rick Mercer Report, drawing a robust 1,220,000 viewers.
We also talk about another show 22 Minutes showrunner Mark Farrell executive produces, CTV’s hot new comedy Dan for Mayor (airing Mondays at 8:30 on CTV), and rehash one more time just how lame the Oscar telecast was last Sunday. Scott also asks how Leno is doing now that he’s back behind the Tonight Show desk. The comedian started strong with 6.6 million NBC viewers March 1 at 11:35. A string of Olympic heroes and a visit by Sarah Palin powered Leno to a dominant first week. But by this Monday, David Letterman had caught and passed his old rival, at least in the 18-49 and 35-54 demos. Listen to all the radio blather here.


  1. Bill
    That wasn’t the season high for The Rick Mercer Report. The show broke over 1.3 million twice this season.

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