The Listener


After five seasons, the show they couldn’t kill with a stick is finally getting unplugged. The Listener will air its final episode Monday night at 9 p.m. CTV always treated this show like a pinch hitter, throwing it in anywhere, anytime, with nary a word of promotion. Astoundingly, it almost always drew over a million

Another slow summer week in Canada, ratings-wise. Here’s a quick look at Aug. 4-10 according to overnight estimates: MONDAY The big news this week was that CTV has announced it is shutting down The Listener after five seasons and 65 episodes. The show they couldn’t kill with a stick is finally getting whacked but there seems

Welcome to summer, folks. There are more mosquito bites on the average Canadian’s leg than there are people watching TV shows in Canada. I give you the week of July 28 – Aug. 3. Keep in mind these are overnight estimates, data that is increasingly becoming just part of the picture–although generally still about 80%

Quite often, TV shows shot in Canadian cities are produced out of “stealth studios.” Lost Girl is shot in Toronto’s West End  in what used to be a pencil factory. A few blocks away, The Strain and Beauty and the Beast share what was once a glass making plant. Up in Downsview, Suits and Covert

When cooking shows, Big Brother (right) and Big Bang repeats top the ratings across Canada, it can only mean one thing—it’s summer. Even those shows failed to crack the two million mark. Viewers continue to sit out this summer season, with network ratings down double digits on Canadian and U.S.broadcast networks. With viewers taking a break,

It’s happened. The most-watched TV show of the week in all of Canadais a soccer game (Sunday’s UEFA England/Italy tilt). Somewhere, Don Cherry weeps. Beyond TSN’s Euro 2012 coverage, the NHL Awards were still a decent draw on CBC. Summer doldrums have set in, however, and despite strong showings by domestic dramas The Listener, Saving

Here’s a shocker—a guy walking on a wire across Niagara Falls beat the final game of the Stanley Cup playoffs as the most-watched program of the week in Canada. Leafs should check to see if he can play goal. Otherwise a week full of Euro Cup soccer, NBA finals and Jays baseball booted reruns in