Wednesday, just in case you didn’t already have the willies from the deadly spread of the Coronavirus, CTV launches the new medical series Transplant. This is the second new, private network, made-in-Canada hospital drama this season. Nurses scrubbed in first last fall on Global. CBC already sort of has a hospital show in Coroner. Canadian
Do people really care that the six actors who starred in Friends are getting back together to make an infomercial to set up the sale of the series to the upcoming streaming service HBO Max? There were reports Friday that Courtney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Matt LeBlanc, Matthew Perry and David Schwimmer will earn between three
Some quick, overnight thoughts on the 92nd Annual Oscars: Haven’t seen the movie yet but it was easy to cheer for “Parasite” and director Bong Joon-ho. The shot of him having a moment with Oscar on stage while a colleague addressed the crowd said everything about somebody from a far off land living their Oscar
English Canada’s insatiable thirst for the latest American first responder drama boosted CTV to the top of the weekly average minute audience ratings list in the Jan. 20-26 Numeris report. Of the Top-30 TV shows in all ages, Live+7 day viewings, third season firehouse series Station 19 on CTV went right to the top, with
Sunday night’s Super Bowl LIV broadcast drew an overnight, estimated 7,837,000 viewers on CTV and TSN, up 81 per cent over last year’s overnight audience according to Numeris data released Monday. Factor in the French language audience watching the game on RDS and a grand total of 9.5 million viewers across Canada watched the game.
Canadian viewers who watched the premiere of Star Trek: Picard on CTV Sci-fi last Thursday sent the premiere ratings into orbit. Overnight estimates show the series drew 1,128,000 viewers coast to coast in Canada.That made it the third most-watched broadcast network or specialty channel offering of the night. The total doesn’t even include viewers who
Paging Doctor television! Is there a surge in Canadian-made medical shows? I argue yes in a feature I wrote appearing in today’s Toronto Star. Fact is, after years of ratings dominance by No. 1 hit The Big Bang Theory, The Good Doctor, as seen on CTV, is now the No. 1 series in Canada. Other
CBC’s week-long mid-season roll out of new and returning shows seemed to run into a wall of clutter Wednesday, at least in overnight estimates. Third year series Burden of Truth returned at 8 p.m. to 265,000 overnight, estimated viewers. At 9 p.m. on CBC, the premiere of the cross border spy drama Fortunate Son was