On Tuesday, I posted a ratings report pertaining to last Saturday’s Hockey Night in Canada telecast. I’ve been challenged on some of the data, so, with an assist from the Sportsnet numbers crunchers, I’m taking another run at them here. Reporting on HNiC ratings is a bit tricky as the audience can be seen as
There are two things Canadians are usually very good at – hockey, and saying sorry. Ron MacLean tried to combine the two Saturday night on Hockey Night in Canada following the dismissal this past Monday of his long-time pulpit mate Don Cherry. There were mixed results. MacLean, smarting from a week of sleepless nights, stickhandled
Don Cherry often boasted that his first intermission segment on Hockey Night in Canada drew higher ratings than that week’s actual game. How true that statement was over the many years is a matter for Numeris to verify. One thing is for sure, however — it will be true this Saturday night. Curiosity is building
I have a great fondness for Don Cherry. The Hockey Night in Canada icon has granted me some memorable interviews over the years, dating back to my days at TV Guide and The Toronto Sun. We would talk about his vintage Lincoln Mark VI’s, Bobby Orr, and my dad’s stint in the Provost Corps during
Today’s post is brought to you by the letter S — as in Sunday will make the 50th anniversary of the premiere of Sesame Street. The groundbreaking series is produced by Sesame Workshop (formerly known as the Children’s Television Workshop) and funded by the U.S. Office of Education, the Ford Foundation and the Carnegie Corporation.
Attention foodies: The Great Canadian Baking Show airs its third season finale tonight on CBC and CBC Gem. After seven episodes it all comes down to three remaining finalists: Colin Asuncion, 30, a marketing manager from Toronto; Jodi Robson, 33, a table games dealer from Regina, Sask., and Nataliia Shevchenko, 33, an administrative assistant from
Last Sunday afternoon I checked to see if there was a late NFL football game on Fox. Instead, commentators were making a big deal out of bowling. I thought I was back in 1968. Chubby, middle-aged guys named “Chip” and “The Hammer” (names are approx; don’t make me look them up) were being touted as
If the recent Canadian federal election has left some of us wondering what the heck we ever evolved from, The Nature of Things has some answers. This Friday, Oct. 25, the long-running series takes a look at “First Animals,” the strange creatures that emerged from ancient seas over half a billion years ago. Canadians, it