I’m not going to pretend I watched a minute of The 62nd Annual Grammy Awards but a lot of other people did. In Canada, an overnight, estimated 1,790,000 tuned in to the music industry salute on Citytv. In the U.S., despite controversies leading up to the telecast, 16.5 million-plus watched on CBS in initial estimates
Canadian viewers who watched the premiere of Star Trek: Picard on CTV Sci-fi last Thursday sent the premiere ratings into orbit. Overnight estimates show the series drew 1,128,000 viewers coast to coast in Canada.That made it the third most-watched broadcast network or specialty channel offering of the night. The total doesn’t even include viewers who
I watched the first three episodes of Star Trek: Picard for this review and I have to report: it was a chore. Remember that first “Star Trek” movie? Way, way back with Kirk and Spock circling the Enterprise for, like, half an hour of forced awe? The early arc of this series, I’m sad to
It’s getting to the point now where I hate getting a call from a producer at the CTV News Channel. Almost invariably, it means that someone of note in television has passed away. Such was the case Wednesday when Murtz Jaffer called to say that Terry Jones had died. Jones, who suffered from a rare
What’s an Awkwafina? If you have to ask, you simply haven’t been paying attention. Breakout rapper and comedian Nora Lum is Awkwafina. She stars in the new series Awkwafina is Nora From Queens, premiering Wednesday, Jan. 22 on Comedy Central and in Canada on Much. In the past year or so she’s been on several
The 2020 Television Critics Association press tour has been a great place to test out an app that has changed my life: The Google Recorder app. As demonstrated in the above video, this free (yes, free) app takes seconds to download and helps writers escape the time-consuming task of transcribing. On press tours, where there
PASADENA, Calif. — There are so many streaming on demand services out there these days its easy to overlook the one we’ve all been watching for years — YouTube. The media company presented Saturday morning at press tour and there were several announcements about their programming. Their 2019 slate of shows had three billion views.
PASADENA, Calif — Friday on the TV critics tour there was a Madam Secretary session. Not the series — Hillary Clinton. The former First Lady, secretary of state and popular vote winner was here to promote the four-hour Hulu documentary Hillary. It will be features at Sundance and Berlin film festivals before premiering on Hulu