I’ve been up at the unplugged cottage the past few days. It’s a good place to put things in perspective — including the strange phenomenon known as summer television. The simple wood frame cottage was built by my dad and his builder buddy over 70 years ago in 1947. That very year was the dawn
Holy Schitt’s! Perhaps no other series in Canada demonstrates how times have changed in the eyeball counting business than Schitt’s Creek. Acclaimed in both Canada and the United States, the five-year-old comedy could likely not survive on live viewing alone given the low overnight estimates it has charted this season. Take last week for example.
School has been out for many in Canada this week, sending some viewers south. Have the ratings gone with them? As reported here earlier, Monday saw a slight dip in Week Two for CBC’s new Street Legal in the old, “overnight estimates” measurement (341,000). Elsewhere on the night was all imports save for sports specialty,
CBC’s second female-driven law series premiere of the week didn’t get the verdict it was hoping for. Diggstown bowed to 338,000 estimated, overnight viewers Wednesday, slightly less than Street Legal‘s Monday estimate of 376,000. Keep in mind both numbers could jump by a third or higher once the Live+7 total data is tallied by Numeris.
All those eleventy-billion-million promo spots did not really do much for the Season 2 launch of The Launch. Combining the take on both CTV and the french language VRAK networks, the song search series bowed to 593,000 viewers Wednesday night in overnight estimates. Consider that CBC drew 502,000 opposite The Launch for a new, barely
Not sure if you got the heads-up, but The Launch returns for a second season tonight, Wednesday, January 30, on CTV. If you’ve been watching the private network at all over the past two months, you might have seen one of eleventy-billion promos for the find-a-hit-song series. At the same time, Bell Media, CTV’s corporate
Wednesday night, Fox kicked off the annual mid-season blitz of new TV shows with The Masked Singer. The series is like America’s Got Talent meets The Gong Show, with real singers hidden in goofy and elaborate, sports team-like mascot costumes. Youpee or whoever sings, and a panel of judges (one of them being Robin Thicke)
PASADENA, Ca. — Are music talent based reality shows still something to sing about? It’s a topic being kicked around in the US and Canada this week. During the current winter TCA press tour, there was a press conference Monday promoting ABC’s revival of American Idol (featuring returning host Ryan Seacrest along with new judges Katy