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By the time the British spy drama The Avengers made its way to North American TV screens in the mid-’60s, I was not yet into hot babes. More like Hot Wheels. My TV thrills were found watching Batman, and perhaps Get Smart! and Lost in Space — not some imported, tongue-in-cheek James Bond hour for

UPDATED WITH SUNDAY CRAVE GoT NUMBERS: While not everyone was thrilled with the result, the final episode of Game of Thrones was a record-setting draw for HBO in both Canada and the U.S.. Sunday in the U.S., 19.3 million viewers — including those who watched the encore broadcast or streamed the show on HBO Go

First off: I am not a Game of Thrones fan, so this is very much a review by somebody who, while he has sat on the throne, barely knows the series. Nevertheless, here goes. PLEASE READ NO FURTHER IF YOU’VE BANKED BUT NOT YET SEEN THE FINALE. Sunday’s much-anticipated series finale of TV’s No. 1

Kawhi Leonard’s shot heard ’round the world Sunday helped the Toronto Raptors crack the two million mark in English Canada. Sportsnet National’s coverage of the Round 2, Game 7 Raptors’ victory over the Philadelphia 76ers drew an overnight, estimated average minute A2+ audience of 1,752,000, with another 402,000 tuning in over on Sportsnet One+. That

People are still upset about that “Simpsons come to Canada” episode that aired last Sunday. Most of the ruckus, however, comes from south of the border. It seems the good folks of Buffalo, N.Y., are ready to sic Cellino & Barnes on the show’s writing team — including the co-writer of “D’oh Canada,” Exeter, Ont.,

Not since the finale of The Sopranos has there been such reaction to a TV show fading to black. I’m taking about Sunday’s barely lit Battle of Winterfell episode of Game of Thrones. Here’s how it played in late night: It was like listening to a very violent podcast. There were so many blacked out

Some wondered whether that long gap between seasons would take the fire out of Game of Thrones dragons. Quite the opposite. the HBO series roared back to 11.8 million on-air broadcast viewers Sunday in the United States. That was slightly below the 12.07 million who watched the season seven finale nearly two years ago, but