UPDATED WITH SEASON FINALE AUDIENCE NUMBER (see below). The ratings game is a funny business in Canada. Most if not all ad revenues are based on decades old ratings survey technology. Yet the industry has the means to determine exactly how many people are watching a certain show at a certain time, simply by adding
Holy Schitt’s! Perhaps no other series in Canada demonstrates how times have changed in the eyeball counting business than Schitt’s Creek. Acclaimed in both Canada and the United States, the five-year-old comedy could likely not survive on live viewing alone given the low overnight estimates it has charted this season. Take last week for example.
A few quick observations after a glance at today’s latest Live+7 TV totals in English Canada. Older skewing shows dominate the Feb. 11 – 17 Top 30, which was released by Numeris Wednesday. This is good news for Global, which is loaded with American procedurals and has six of the Top 10 and 11 of
Some end of the week observations from in front of the small screen(s): ONE SAD SEASON FINALE: Tuesday’s episode of The Connors was about the bleakest half-hour of a sitcom I’ve ever seen – even sadder than that time Buffy and Jodie on Family Affair got Uncle Bill and Mr. French to play Santa in
You’ve undoubtedly seen all those ads on bus shelters, billboards and even on television. Instead of declaring when Big Bang or Schitt’s Creek or the new CBC series Coroner will be air, they simply say when each series will start “streaming.” Here’s why: a report last April suggested that streaming will surpass broadcast viewing in Canada by 2020. Yes, next
Wednesday night, Fox kicked off the annual mid-season blitz of new TV shows with The Masked Singer. The series is like America’s Got Talent meets The Gong Show, with real singers hidden in goofy and elaborate, sports team-like mascot costumes. Youpee or whoever sings, and a panel of judges (one of them being Robin Thicke)
In many respects, CBC’s fall TV season really begins in winter. That’s when the network rolls out their more robust slate of rookie shows. Tuesday in Toronto, at the public broadcaster’s broadcast headquarters, the CBC PR department held their full monty Winter Media Day and it was a robust event, with hearty nosh, CBC scarves