Brandon Tartikoff — last century’s John Landgraf — once said that TV ratings had become the box score of the ’90s. I’ve made a career buying in to that. There was a time when I tweeted out overnight TV ratings estimates every single day. I also wrote weekly ratings columns for a couple of years
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
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 new month is just as crammed with big stars (such as Seth Rogan in HBO’s “An American Pickle”), new broadcast, streaming and cable offerings and, for now anyway, lots of sports. Ignore all the great weather out there, check back often as this list will be updated, and strap onto your couch: SAT/AUG 1
Final ratings across English Canada for the week of September 16 to 22 show the quiet before the full brunt of the new fall season launches. The most watched show of the week was The 71st Emmy Awards on CTV, drawing a Live+7 2+ average minute audience of 1,823,000 according to Numeris. That aired on
Fire up the tiki torch and pass the Doritos: Survivor beat The Masked Singer head-to-head in premiere week overnights in Canada. The 39th season, called Survivor: Island of the Idols and featuring past winners “Boston” Rob Mariano and Sandra Diaz-Twine, drew an overnight, estimated 1,497,000 viewers over its 90-minute season premiere. Global followed that up
Is this the summer when Peak TV finally peaks in Canada? There was only one scripted series in the Canada Top-10 the week of July 31 – Aug. 6: the final episode of Saving Hope at No. 9 with 1,130,000 total viewers according to Numeris. The entire national Top-10 went like this: The Amazing Race Canada