You’d think the election was in Canada. On Thursday, an overnight, estimated 1,978,000 Canadians watched the final US presidential debate live on CNN. That will top 2 million and be the No. 1 show in English Canada for the week by the time the Live+7 overnights are tallied. Canadians not watching the one hour and
Here, for CTV News Channel, is my quick take on Sunday night’s historic Emmy sweep by the little Canadian comedy that could, Schitt’s Creek. The beard, of course, is my tribute to David Letterman, who stepped out of a limo in a field to share a delightful moment of comic madness to the proceedings.
ThinkTV is a Canadian media industry advocacy group dedicated to promoting commercial television. Rogers, Bell, Corus, CBC and Quebecor execs all sit on their board of directors. They do a lot of research valued by ad agencies. Their report this week shows what Canadians are watching during this time of isolation at home. The answer,
By now, almost everybody in Canada should be isolating at home by now. How has that affected TV ratings? The assumption would be that, during the current pandemic, news channel numbers must be up year-to-year. In addition, with every major sports leagues sitting out the COVID-19 virus, TSN and Sportsnet channel ratings must be way
If you’re getting stir crazy with all the newscasts and other usual TV options, the major carriers are offering free previews to help your family survive the current lockdownapalooza. Kudos to carriers Rogers, Bell and Cogico, who have already started making several specialty channels available to their subscribers on a free trial basis. Some of
With regular sports programming out of the mix, one of television’s longest-running reality shows — along with COVID-19 coverage — seem to be getting a ratings boost. Here’s a look at Wednesday and Thursday overnights in English Canada: WEDNESDAY, MARCH 18 Global’s big night was topped by 20-year wonder Survivor playing to 1,843,000 according to
More and more Canadians are sticking close to home as they observe self-isolation during this pandemic. Has that led to a spike in TV ratings? A quick look at three days of overnight estimates shows that news viewership has jumped higher so far. Let’s start with last Sunday, March 15: CBC’s The National drew 640,000
Got five minutes? Here’s my instant reaction to the 2019 Emmy Award nominations, announced Tuesday morning in Los Angeles. I was asked to weigh in live on CTV News Channel with Marcia MacMillan and posted my own video response above immediately afterwards. That yelp you hear from Canada are folks cheering the multiple nominations foe