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Blades battlers Shae Lynn Bourne and Anson Carter Remember the CBC? The Canadian public broadcaster has coasted along with reruns since around the time the Leafs were eliminated from the Stanley Cup. No network can afford to take the summer off anymore but that’s exactly what CBC did.  With the surprise exit of former programming

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

It figured with Global planning to launch Big Brother Canada that CTV would get into the race. The Amazing Race Canada was officially announced Sunday night on a CTV station break by Phil Keoghan. The series will commence in the summer of 2013, with contestants racing, not around the world as in The Amazing Race, but

CBC and TSN were probably counting on long playoff runs from the mighty Vancouver Canucks and Pittsburgh Penguins. Now Sidney Crosby and the Sedin twins are out of the race for the Stanley Cup, and Southern teams such as Phoenix and Nashville are on to Round Two.With Detroitalso eliminated, and Ottawa do or die to

The puck dropped on the 2012 Stanley Cup playoffs and once again hockey dominated the Canadian TV Top-10. Vancouver’s poor start, however, has to be a concern for CBC, which will miss those west coast ratings should Canucks do the unthinkable and bow out early.  The Amazing Race and Survivor were one-two for the week despite

The Big Bang Theoryis such a story in Canada. It tops the prime time ratings every week, Canada’s only show that consistently draws over three million viewers. It is stripped weekdays on CTV, pulling millions more. Comedy milked it again all Easter weekend, and got by far its best run of ratings of the year.