Justin Bieber


This has been a rough year for awards shows in terms of TV audience. How, then, did the 50th annual Juno Awards do on CBC a week ago Sunday? Not bad considering. The virtual, two-hour special – the first Junos broadcast since the beginning of the pandemic – pulled in a Live+6, 2+ average audience

World War Two historian and author David O’Keefe to pointed out an interesting irony the other day on Facebook. Tonight’s Juno Awards are airing on June 6 — the anniversary of the allies landing at Juno Beach as part of D-Day invasion. Now it is D-Day for Canada’s quarantined music industry given how many times

This week, CHML’s Scott Thompson asks if I enjoyed The Grammys. Not really, although I only watched a little here and there of it. I was put off by how the whole deal has become one giant CBS promotional opportunity. You had Colbert setting up the Broadway number, Corden sharing the stage for another intro, Gary Sinise

Trevor Noah–how long can you tread water? If I had tweeted that, there might be pushback. Do I have something against South Africans and swimming? Am I trying to link Noah with a man who many years ago made famous fun of the Biblical Noah–Bill Cosby? Am I mocking the current curfew on water usage

From Thursday’s Jimmy Kimmel Live: As you probably know, Justin Bieber recently retired from music to focus on building up his criminal record.Last week, he was arrested in Miami for drag racing a rented Lamborghini while under the influence. The results of the toxicology report from that arrest were released today – they showed that Justin

TSN scored a touchdown with Sunday’s Grey Cup coverage, with an overnight, estimated average audience of 5,478,000 viewers.That’s a record for Cup coverage on TSN. The 2009 Grey Cup thriller swelled to over 5 million viewers on TSN, but that was back when the Portable People Meters were first introduced. Those “ratings ‘roids,” as I

Justin Bieber (above on the red carpet), Lady Gaga and host Selena Gomez (who did a pretty good job,  I thought), helped boost Sunday’s MMVA take on MuchMusic to 1,009,000 overnight, estimated viewers. That’s a record take for the Video Awards, up 10% over last year.For the rest of the ratings for the week of