Last Monday’s coverage of the final services for Queen Elizabeth II drew a large daytime audience — but nowhere near as spectacular as has been hyped. There were initial social media reports suggested that this was TV’s biggest show ever, with a worldwide audience of four billion. People, please. According to the British audience research
On Monday, nine days after her death on September 8, HRH Queen Elizabeth II’s funeral service aired live on TV networks across Canada. It is nearly 70 years and a far cry from the early days of television when, in 1953, the Queen’s coronation was paraded in the streets of London. It was filmed, swiftly
As they say in The UK, Bloody brilliant. There she was, Lisa LaFlamme, a month after her CTV ouster, in the middle of the biggest story in the world, and working it for a rival broadcaster at home. The death of HRH Queen Elizabeth II on Sept. 8 was sad news for many but the
Lisa LaFlamme’s abrupt departure continues to impact CTV’s National News ratings. The latest Numeris data report showing the Top-30 most-watched shows across English Canada is for the week of August 22 to 28 — the week after LaFlamme’s firing was announced. It shows that an average minute audience of 791,000 Total, Live+7 viewers watched an
Is it possible that Lisa LaFlamme’s decision to go grey actually played a role, however minor, in her dismissal as CTV’s top news anchor? There’s so much buzz still about L’affair LaFlamme it defies the modern notion of 24-hour news cycles. Social media keeps on spinning tales of what may have motivated network executives to
With The Amazing Race Canada taking a week off after four straight weeks at No. 1, the title of most-watched show of the week in Canada (in broadcast) was up for grabs. Wouldn’t you know it — a day after the abrupt departure of CTV News chief anchor Lisa LaFlamme — it was a CTV
I have some news… pic.twitter.com/lTe3Rs0kOA — Lisa LaFlamme (@LisaLaFlamme_) August 15, 2022 “I was blindsided, and am still shocked, and saddened by Bell Media’s decision.” That was Lisa LaFlamme’s message, delivered on Twitter Monday, regarding her unexpected exit after 35 years at CTV — the last 11 as Chief Anchor of the CTV National News.