It’s been a strange year. Nothing is like it usually is. No surprise, therefore, to see NFL numbers on the downside as the last of the big American team sports ramps up for another season. All there is to go on so far is last Thursday. That’s when CTV and TSN aired the season opener
It seems only four things matter to Canadian TV viewers during this summer of social distancing and isolation: newscasts, America’s Got Talent, Big Brother and the Toronto Raptors. Those four categories took every spot in the English Canadian Top-10 shows the week of August 17-23 according to data published Tuesday by Numeris. Here are the
Early exits by the Toronto Maple Leafs and Edmonton Oilers as well as warm summer months seem to have quickly melted interest in this summer’s COVID-delayed coverage of the Stanley Cup Playoffs. A glance at the most-recent, Aug. 10 – 16, 2020, English Canada Top 30 Live+7 totals as tabulated by Numeris tells the story.
The latest Total Canada (English) Top 30 TV programs report from Numeris shows the return of NHL hockey has had an impact, albeit not an overwhelming one so far. The top five most-watched programs August 3 – 9, 2020, as measured in average minute audience (AMA) and among viewers 2+ are as follows: CTV Evening
Add August to the months during which The Toronto Maple Leafs can’t win a playoff series. After hitting the draft lottery motherload in 2015 and 2016 and signing free agent John Tavaris, the Leafs have not won a single NHL playoff round. All that promise four years ago — the right coach, the right GM,
How big a deal is the return of live hockey, basketball and baseball to Canadian sports network schedules? Looking at the first weekend ratings, it has seen Sportsnet go from worst to first. This is especially true at Sportsnet, the only home of NHL hockey through till the presentation of the Stanley Cup (or as
The new month is just as crammed with big stars (such as Seth Rogan in HBO’s “An American Pickle”), new broadcast, streaming and cable offerings and, for now anyway, lots of sports. Ignore all the great weather out there, check back often as this list will be updated, and strap onto your couch: SAT/AUG 1
I’ve heard of playoff beards, but this is ridiculous. I tuned in to Sportsnet Tuesday for the resumption of NHL hockey only to see that commentator Elliotte Friedman had turned into San Jose Sharks centre Joe Thornton. They both need to see Bill Barber! As for the action on the ice, for me, the empty