With apologies to the Bard, dis-content — or lack of content — is a plaque upon all our houses heading into the summer season. On Wednesday, CBC is hosting a virtual upfront press conference. We’ll learn a little more about the few new shows they’re adding to their schedule, and the shows that are returning.
It’s just days into the new season, but early indications show Tuesday will continue to be a strong night for Global. The Corus network stuck with a solid schedule from the season before, with cops and docs keeping a mainly older-skewing audience entertained. The overnight estimate from this Tuesday of premiere week saw Global move
CBC did the smart thing once again by getting their new fall offerings out in front of the import onslaught due this coming week. That being said, on the main CBC network at least, there was a fairly tepid response so far against less-than-formidable competition. Keep in mind, of course, that all of these shows
Street Legal‘s six-episode season finale drew an overnight, estimated 254,000 Monday night. CBC had already confirmed that this would also be the series finale, and the bad news no doubt contributed to this being the series’ second-lowest audience estimate. It went out with a bang, creatively, with Jean Yoon from Kim’s Convenience guesting along with
In Canada, the annual television network “Upfronts” are a few weeks later than they are in the States. Our Upfronts are really “Uplaters.” They also don’t draw anywhere near the same amount of advertising revenues. Canadian advertisers tend to commit less of their budgets in the spring, playing more of a wait and see game. Since