CTV enjoyed a decade of dominance in the English Canada weekly ratings race with their CBS import The Big Bang Theory — the tentpole that always stood tallest. It didn’t take a rocket scientist to assume that, without the Chuck Lorre sitcom, that dominance was in peril. The evidence is in with the release Tuesday
Saturday Night Live was live from New York for a 45th season on the weekend. Time then for the 44th annual debate: is this show still funny? The answer always is, “It had its moments.” For me the high points were the cold opening with Larry David back as Bernie Sanders as well as the
The traditional broadcast networks used to introduce their new seasons with Fall Preview reels packed with catchy slogans and jingles such as, “Still the One!” “Where the Good Times Are” and “This is the place to be.” This year it’s more like, “Thanks for not cutting the cord yet!” Here’s a look at how shows
Despite tight, seven game series, the lack of Canadian teams in the second round of the Stanley Cup playoffs continues to leave Rogers Media singing the Blues. Take a look at Sunday’s overnight estimates. An afternoon game between the St. Louis Blues and the Dallas Stars drew an estimated 331,000 hockey fans to Sportsnet National.
This December, are you dreaming of a white Christmas? Well, you can stream “White Christmas” and many other holiday favourites pretty much all month long if you’re all set up with a Crave, Netflix, Hollywood Suite (free through early January 5) or some other on-demand accounts. If you’re still getting your Xmas fix the old
Canadian networks have to be breathing a little easier now that final audience data is in for the first full week of the season. Numeris reports that several scripted shows received hefty lifts once the PVR numbers were added over a seven day period. The Sept. 24 to Sept. 30 chart used a bit of
You get some idea as to where awards shows rank these days when The Emmys get bumped to a Monday night just because NBC won’t surrender Sunday Night Football. Fact is, the NFL primetime showcase is the No. 1 show on their schedule. The Dallas/NY Giants game averaged around 19 million viewers this Sunday. The
Jay Pharoah stars in the new Showtime comedy White Famous. The series premieres this Sunday in Canada on CraveTV. I spoke with Pharoah on the phone about a month ago. The publicist threw one of those last-minute curve balls before putting him on the line: “No questions about Saturday Night Live.” Pharoah owes his fame