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Snuff out the Tiki torch and toss away the Doritos. Rudy Boesch has left the island. The grizzled Navy SEAL veteran and inaugural Survivor contestant passed away Nov. 1 at 91. Boesch and the 15 other Survivor originals were a sensation when the reality show premiered in the summer of 2000. I was in my

  Sunday, bloody Sunday. That’s not a movie title, that’s a ratings picture. Sunday used to be broadcast’s biggest night, but in the overnights at least, it is becoming a big indicator of a rapidly shifting media landscape. Take this past Easter Friday, April 6. Holidays are always a bit skewed but CTV seemed well

Finally a series of Biblical proportions. That would be A.D. The Bible Continues, the new 12-part miniseries from husband and wife power couple Roma Downey and Mark Burnett. Part One–depicting Christ’s death and resurrection–premieres Sunday night on NBC and CTV. The first hour is told at a brisk pace. Christ is condemned, crucified and entombed in just

Martin Short helped the Screenies double the Gemini take Whatever one thought of the merits of Sunday’s first annual Canadian Screen Awards, they were a winner in at least one area: ratings.The two-hour broadcast drew an overnight, estimated 756,000 viewers on CBC Sunday night, about double what the Gemini or Genie Award telecasts were able

The 30 Rock finale: always go out with a Hitler joke On this week’s podcast, CHML’s Scott Thompson asks if I’ll miss 30 Rock, which goes out with an hour-long finale Thursday night at 8 p.m. ET on NBC and City.The honest answer is no I won’t. Never a consistent viewer, I found the series