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
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
A quick program note: hat’s off to ET Canada for turning this week into Reunion Week. It’s a simple idea and one perfectly suited to today’s desire for some TV comfort food: reunite the stars of old TV shows and bring viewers up to date on where are they now. While American television has never
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.
It is mid-May, 2020. By now, the major US broadcast networks have usually had their blockbuster upfront presentations in New York. Canadian broadcast execs would be flying down to Los Angeles this week to scoop up shows during the annual “Hollywood Screenings.” Not this week and not this year. The COVID-19 pandemic had shut down
The tribe has spoken: after 20 years and 40 seasons, the No. 1 show in English Canada the week of April 27 to May 3 was Survivor. You can’t kill this series with a Tiki torch. The “Winners at War” edition, set to bow out for the season tomorrow night, drew 2,295,000 A2+, Total viewers
Sunday’s multi-network, multi-platform broadcast of Stronger Together– Tous Ensemble was a tremendous success. Over six million dollars was raised for Food Banks Canada during and right after the broadcast, impressive considering the system kept crashing as viewers tried to tweet in their funds. The all-star special featured appearances from Drake, Justin Bieber, the Schitt’s Creek