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All throughout the COVID outbreak and subsequent production shut downs, one key ratings question kept nagging in my noggin: would fans of older broadcast dramas come roaring back after sampling a summer and fall full of streaming and cable options? Questioned answered. The most recent Numeris Top 30, surveying the week of November 16 to

This year, November is really September. All those network favourites postponed due to COVID and delayed due to strict safety protocols are finally back this month. We’re talking just about everything scripted: NCIS, Grey’s Anatomy, Blacklist, FBI, Chicago Fire, Law & Order: SVU and even sitcoms such as Young Sheldon and Mom and Canadian shows

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

Overnight estimates — a measure that means less and less these days — are in and the numbers for Kim’s Convenience so far are right where I expected. Tuesday’s back-to-back opener measured 835,000 and 805,000 viewers on the overnight scale. That was good enough for third in the timeslot in Canada behind Global’s strong rookie

Thursday in Toronto Corus hosted the third leg of the Canadian private network Triple Crown. Front and centre at Thursday’s Corus upfront was EVP and COO Barb Williams. The savvy network executive has had a Tartikoff-like ride in the TV game, making tons of money for her company although never exactly the poster child for Canadian TV