CTV’s at home, virtual upfront presentation for advertisers took a while to start streaming Tuesday afternoon. The same thing happened Monday to Rogers/Citytv/Sportsnet. Before we all make with the media companies that can’t run media jokes, these presentations are complex productions shared with thousands of ad buyers simultaneously, on a variety of systems, across Canada
I wondered if any of the Canadian networks would dare use phrases such as “the most coveted new series of the season” to hype their September schedules. After all, thanks to COVID-19, this is a year with a record low number of American rookies to cherry pick. There weren’t even pilots to watch. It’s like
CTV gave reporters the heads up Wednesday that they’ll be hosting a virtual “Homefront” next Tuesday to unveil their plans for the 2020-21 season. Could one of their announcements be details on a possible Cardinal spinoff? That’s part of the speculation after comments made on social media by Cardinal star Billy Campbell. The Canadian Screen
A quick look at the June 1 to June 7 Canada TV Top-30 finds that, when it comes to broadcast, Canadians are now watching newscasts or nothing. The Numeris Totals list, which ranks programs in English Canada and includes, “total,” Live+7 data, shows the supper hour CTV Evening News as the national’s most-watched program with
In the mid-’50s, Nat King Cole was the first black entertainer to host a US variety series — at 15 minutes an episode. While top entertainers such as Tony Bennett, Ella Fitzgerald and Peggy Lee lined up to be on his show, no national sponsor was ever found, and the NBC series ended after a
Transplant hit it’s highest overnight number yet on Wednesday with an estimated 1,291,000 CTV viewers. Look for that season finale number to soar close to two million in a week-and-a-half when the Live+7 totals are calculated. The first year medical drama, recently acquired by NBC in the US, has finished the season strong. It ranked
With apologies to the Bard, dis-content — or lack of content — is a plaque upon all our houses heading into the summer season. On Wednesday, CBC is hosting a virtual upfront press conference. We’ll learn a little more about the few new shows they’re adding to their schedule, and the shows that are returning.
Something unusual was announced today — a Canadian-made series has landed on a US broadcast network schedule. Usually it works the other way around. In this instance, the CTV medical drama Transplant is set to join NBC. It helps that NBC Universal partnered with CTV and Sphere Media Plus on Transplant from the beginning. As