You never read stories about them. They’re rarely trending on social media. Still, two million (mostly older) Canadians a week are still watching hour-long dramas or half-hour sitcom imports on old-fashioned broadcast television stations. The Good Doctor wins most week’s CTV simulcasts a new episode of the series. The fact 9-1-1 and 9-1-1: Lonestar land
No surprise Wednesday with the release of the latest Numeris Top 30 of the week in English Canada: CTV’s coverage of Super Bowl LV stands well out in front of the pack. CTV’s Total share of the Super Bowl viewing in terms of average minute audience was close to 7.8 million viewers. TSN alone accounted
The tribe has spoken: after 20 years and 40 seasons, the No. 1 show in English Canada the week of April 27 to May 3 was Survivor. You can’t kill this series with a Tiki torch. The “Winners at War” edition, set to bow out for the season tomorrow night, drew 2,295,000 A2+, Total viewers
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