Forget, for a moment, that many of us, if we’re watching broadcast at all so far this fall, have been binge-ing baseball, football or hockey. Set aside the fact that non-sports fans are finding their primetime fix on Netflix, Disney+, AppleTV+, Prime Video or Paramount+. Disregard the utter chaos from the strikes that has left
Can Frasier make it without Niles, Daphne, Roz and Eddie the dog? Rebooting Kelsey Grammer’s Frasier without David Hyde Pierce as younger brother Niles does seem a little like reteaming Laurel without Hardy. Consider, however, that Grammar brought nobody with him when he left Cheers. Sometimes fresh blood is an essential part of new surroundings.
The Rob Lowe firefighter drama 9-1-1: Lone Star continued to perform well across Canada this winter, topping all shows in terms of total audience ages 2+. Several other imported procedural dramas followed as schedules got more or less back to normal post-Olympics. Seven of the Top-10 were CTV shows, with Global claiming the other three
As the first full week of the New Year arrived, viewers across Canada welcomed back the mid-season returns of many hour-long imports. 9-1-1: Lone Star topped the English Canada ratings with the Rob Lowe firehouse drama drawing over 1.8 million viewers the week of January 3-9, 2022. Plenty of other usual suspects followed as a
With some simulcasted imports — such as The Good Doctor — already on hiatus through the holidays, an old reliable climbed to the top of English Canada’s weekly Top 30. NCIS, now in its 18th season, was the only series to crack the two million viewer barrier the week of Dec. 8 – 13 according
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,