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Rod Coneybeare, the puppeteer and CBC radio host who brought Rusty the Rooster and Jerome the giraffe so vividly to life over 24 season of The Friendly Giant, has gone to the big castle in the sky. He passed away last Thursday in Lindsay, Ontario. He was 89. The CBC children’s classic, which ran weekday

This Friday, production wraps on Season Three of The Great Canadian Baking Show. The competition series will now simmer in post production until it returns as part of CBC’s fall lineup. Earlier this week, I visited the big Baking tent on the lush grounds of The Canadian Film Centre in Toronto and spoke with new

Wednesday, Bell Media announced that the 6th game of the NBA finals between the Toronto Raptors and the Golden State Warriors will be carried on the main CTV network as well as on TSN. This follows Rogers’ decision to broadcast Monday’s Game 5, one-point win by the Warriors on not just their Sportsnet stations but

Sunday’s Game Six of the Stanley Cup finals shows that there are still some Canadians watching hockey this spring — just not as many as are watching basketball. The Boston Bruins victory over the St. Louis Blues Sunday to force a seventh and deciding game drew 1,332,000 viewers on CBC, 1,079,000 on Sportsnet National and

For the first time ever, the weekly list of English Canada’s most-watched TV shows is topped by a basketball game. The sixth and deciding 3rd round playoff game between the Toronto Raptors and the Milwaukee Bucks drew 2,572,000 total 2+ Sportsnet National viewers according to Numeris’ average minute audience data. The May 25th game also

UPDATED WITH MONDAY NIGHT NUMBERS: What is the bigger draw so far this month of June in Canada: hockey or basketball? It’s not even close. Monday’s fourth game of the Stanley Cup finals between the Boston Bruins and the St. Louis Blues drew an overnight, estimated, average minute audience of 1,198,000 viewers on CBC plus