NOTE: This story has been corrected below to clarify that the decline in Canadian ratings is true for all broadcast networks, not just CBC. How tough has it been for new broadcast network shows to crack through the clutter this fall? Tougher, so far this season, than trying to root for The Toronto Maple Leafs.
Survivor — a.k.a. the Boston Rob Show — just keeps on thriving. Wednesday night, the 20-year-old CBS reality import scored an overnight, estimated 1,701,000 viewers on Global to take show of the night honours. It’s been the second or third most-watched show in English Canada in the last few Live+7 Top 30 Numeris rankings, too,
SUNDAY, MARCH 1 Dispatches From Elsewhere (AMC). Jason Segel was freaking everybody out at the January TCA press tour. All this talk about moving out of Los Angeles for five years while he sorted himself out. The former How I Met Your Mother player is back with an anthology series about four strangers (played by
CTV’s new Wednesday night medical drama Transplant opened to rave reviews. How did it do in the ratings? Not bad if you accept that 800,000 is the new million in Canadian overnights. The new Montreal-based production premiered to an overnight, estimated 907,000 viewers Wednesday behind Top-10 hit The Masked Singer (1,270,000). In comparison, Global’s medical
CBC has been in the news a lot lately, and not always for the right reasons. There was the whole Don Cherry dismissal, and this week the cancelation of three-year-old series Anne with an E. I had over 100 “ok boomer” tweets Wednesday from young fans of the series just for pointing out that Anne’s
CTV’s new comedy Jann, starring Jann Arden, nosed down in Week Three with an overnight, estimated 441,000 viewers. While the Calgary based series showed from the start it has mighty PVR pull, if you’re CTV, you’re still going to want to see that overnight stay above 400,000 in Week Four (next Wednesday at 8:30 pm
Not that it was ever in doubt, but you can bank on Jann Arden. As reported here over a week ago, the CTV comedy Jann opened to an overnight, estimated 768,000 viewers across Canada on Wednesday, March 20. CTV bumped that up to 1.4 million viewers if you combine those who watched it live and
CTV’s new sitcom Jann launched Wednesday to 768,000 overnight estimated viewers across Canada. That’s a pretty decent score nowadays for a homegrown series with no simulcast support. Streaming and PVR data should easily send the Live+7 totals to 900,000+. The rest of CTV’s Wednesday night went like this: The Goldbergs at 8 p.m. (525,000) followed