CTV enjoyed a decade of dominance in the English Canada weekly ratings race with their CBS import The Big Bang Theory — the tentpole that always stood tallest. It didn’t take a rocket scientist to assume that, without the Chuck Lorre sitcom, that dominance was in peril. The evidence is in with the release Tuesday
Heading into the first week of October and the Monday-Tuesday overnight estimate ratings races are beginning to tighten. MONDAY SEPT. 30 CBC’s duo of Murdoch Mysteries (845,000) and Frankie Drake Mysteries (459) are deceptive. Murdoch swelled over the million mark and Frankie grew past the 800,000 mark once the Live+7 totals were factored in from
It’s just days into the new season, but early indications show Tuesday will continue to be a strong night for Global. The Corus network stuck with a solid schedule from the season before, with cops and docs keeping a mainly older-skewing audience entertained. The overnight estimate from this Tuesday of premiere week saw Global move
This has been the most muted upfront TV season I can remember. That impression may, admittedly, be due to the fact that I’ve seen a lot of them, but also I think it is because all the action and excitement and, frankly, a great deal of the audience, has shifted over to the streaming side.
School has been out for many in Canada this week, sending some viewers south. Have the ratings gone with them? As reported here earlier, Monday saw a slight dip in Week Two for CBC’s new Street Legal in the old, “overnight estimates” measurement (341,000). Elsewhere on the night was all imports save for sports specialty,
Canadian networks have to be breathing a little easier now that final audience data is in for the first full week of the season. Numeris reports that several scripted shows received hefty lifts once the PVR numbers were added over a seven day period. The Sept. 24 to Sept. 30 chart used a bit of
Time to give some credit where credit is due. Last year’s Corus upfront, I whinged here, seemed a tad awkward. There were super short interview opportunities and a great gulf, in the the group I was in at least, between the talent and the reporters. This Wednesday, things were greatly improved. For starters, this year’s
The 2018 US network upfronts in New York last week were about as stale as a decades old dough-nut. Viewers are being asked to choke down more revivals in the wake of the tremendous success of ABC’s Roseanne. Reboots of Murphy Brown, Magnum (both CBS) and Charmed (The CW) all made the network’s fall schedules. Canada,