Heading into the first week of October and the Monday-Tuesday overnight estimate ratings races are beginning to tighten. MONDAY SEPT. 30 CBC’s duo of Murdoch Mysteries (845,000) and Frankie Drake Mysteries (459) are deceptive. Murdoch swelled over the million mark and Frankie grew past the 800,000 mark once the Live+7 totals were factored in from
The new fall TV season officially kicked off this week in English Canada. Which network got off to an early ratings lead? Global’s got it. The Corus-owned network had a strong start Monday in the overnights. Their revamped prime time lineup went like this: 9-1-1 returned at 8/7c with an estimated 1,469,000 followed by the
This has been the most muted upfront TV season I can remember. That impression may, admittedly, be due to the fact that I’ve seen a lot of them, but also I think it is because all the action and excitement and, frankly, a great deal of the audience, has shifted over to the streaming side.
Sunday brought the final, televised gala for the Canadian Screen Awards, the annual salute to the film and TV industry. An overnight, estimated 335,000 tuned in across Canada; doubtless more streamed the Screenies. The big story Sunday, however, was opposite on Global where Big Brother Canada drew an estimated 954,000 overnight viewers. That’s not likely