|Evan Soloman, Michael Ignatieff and Mark Critch in festive 22 Minutes finale|
Two CBC shows enjoyed strong finales this week: 22 Minutes and Being Erica. 22 Minutes has earned a shot at a 18th season with a higher season average than it achieved last year. More in doubt is Erica‘s fate. Will a late rally be enough to rescue a low-rated season? There’s talk of a U.S. network versioning the three-year-old CBC series and, if they do, look for them to make one crucial fix–cutting it to half an hour.
I don’t know how many viewers are indulging in the constant parade of Christmas movies from U.S. movie stations TCM and AMC, but it may be having an impact on the Canadian network holiday movie numbers. They are steady but perhaps not as robust as in past years.
Here are the overnight, estimated viewing numbers across Canada 2+ for the week of Dec. 13 to 19: