No Schitts, Sherlock: the 72nd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards was a much bigger hit in Canada than in the US. Overnight estimates Sunday show CTV drew 1,584,000 for the three-hour “PandEmmy” broadcast, making it by far the top draw of the night in Canada. On CTV alone, The Emmys drew three times the audience Sunday
The return of NFL football gained some welcome ratings yards for Bell Media Sunday. Still, Week One was far from a thunderous return as many sports fans still seem unsettled by this COVID-impacted season. Bell gang tackles viewers Sundays with a three-network approach to their NFL coverage, sharing games between CTV, CTV2 and TSN during
It’s been a strange year. Nothing is like it usually is. No surprise, therefore, to see NFL numbers on the downside as the last of the big American team sports ramps up for another season. All there is to go on so far is last Thursday. That’s when CTV and TSN aired the season opener
It seems only four things matter to Canadian TV viewers during this summer of social distancing and isolation: newscasts, America’s Got Talent, Big Brother and the Toronto Raptors. Those four categories took every spot in the English Canadian Top-10 shows the week of August 17-23 according to data published Tuesday by Numeris. Here are the
Early exits by the Toronto Maple Leafs and Edmonton Oilers as well as warm summer months seem to have quickly melted interest in this summer’s COVID-delayed coverage of the Stanley Cup Playoffs. A glance at the most-recent, Aug. 10 – 16, 2020, English Canada Top 30 Live+7 totals as tabulated by Numeris tells the story.
The latest Total Canada (English) Top 30 TV programs report from Numeris shows the return of NHL hockey has had an impact, albeit not an overwhelming one so far. The top five most-watched programs August 3 – 9, 2020, as measured in average minute audience (AMA) and among viewers 2+ are as follows: CTV Evening
Add August to the months during which The Toronto Maple Leafs can’t win a playoff series. After hitting the draft lottery motherload in 2015 and 2016 and signing free agent John Tavaris, the Leafs have not won a single NHL playoff round. All that promise four years ago — the right coach, the right GM,
How big a deal is the return of live hockey, basketball and baseball to Canadian sports network schedules? Looking at the first weekend ratings, it has seen Sportsnet go from worst to first. This is especially true at Sportsnet, the only home of NHL hockey through till the presentation of the Stanley Cup (or as