CTV’s new sitcom Jann launched Wednesday to 768,000 overnight estimated viewers across Canada. That’s a pretty decent score nowadays for a homegrown series with no simulcast support. Streaming and PVR data should easily send the Live+7 totals to 900,000+. The rest of CTV’s Wednesday night went like this: The Goldbergs at 8 p.m. (525,000) followed
For me, The Beatles’ 1964 classic “A Hard Day’s Night” is how I measure singer-songwriters and comedy chops. Take Ringo Starr for instance. Just turned 24 the month the film was released, the fab drummer steps in front of a camera and before you can say, “Act Naturally,” he does. He’s walking by a riverbank,
Holy Schitt’s! Perhaps no other series in Canada demonstrates how times have changed in the eyeball counting business than Schitt’s Creek. Acclaimed in both Canada and the United States, the five-year-old comedy could likely not survive on live viewing alone given the low overnight estimates it has charted this season. Take last week for example.
Starting this September, Canada’s Lilly Singh will become the only woman in America’s late night lineup. The Scarborough, Ont., native will take over Carson Daly’s middle-of-the-night time slot as host of A Little Late with Lilly Singh. The half-hour nightly series will feature the Internet sensation conducting interviews, performing comedy sketches and preaching inspiration to
Monday’s episode of Murdoch Mysteries — available for streaming now at CBC Gem — features one of those historical howlers that keeps this series fun for fans. It shows Detective Murdoch (Yannick Bisson) teaming up with inventor Nicola Tesla (Dmitry Chepovetsky) to create a new fangled bit of sorcery called television! The episode (“Murdoch and
On Friday, with precious little fanfare, Darryl Dahmer filed his final traffic report from high over Toronto. It marked the end of a 45-year radio broadcasting career as an airborne traffic reporter. When I spoke with him five years ago for The Toronto Star, Dahmer called it “the best job in the world.” Commuters in
Have to thank cottage neighbour Jimmy for the heads up on Sunday’s episode of Family Guy. If you missed it live (as I did), check out the high points in the video, above, or stream it here at Citytv Go. Basically, Family Guy ran Donald Trump through a shredder. Every possible joke about his tiny
Spun Out’s Foley (left) and Campbell Last January during the TCA press tour, I spoke with Canadian-born actress Cobie Smulders on the set of How I Met Your Mother. I was among a group of critics shuttled to the CBS Radford Studios lot where the series tapes as it wound down towards its final episodes.