More and more Canadians are sticking close to home as they observe self-isolation during this pandemic. Has that led to a spike in TV ratings? A quick look at three days of overnight estimates shows that news viewership has jumped higher so far. Let’s start with last Sunday, March 15: CBC’s The National drew 640,000
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
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 a quiet week with no new episodes of The Big Bang Theory, Young Sheldon, New Amsterdam or The Good Doctor, the Top 30 leader board in English Canada had a very different look. Sitting at No. 1 in the most recent Numeris Live+7 national rankings was 9-1-1. The Fox first responder drama, imported by
The old rule used to be that it took four weeks for a new series to find it’s level. After three weeks, CBC’s reboot of it’s early ’90s law series Street Legal has gone 376,000, 341,000 and, this past Monday, 306,000 in overnight estimates. Will it bounce up in that important fourth week? Monday overall
I know Randy Lennox reads this blog. He told me so himself during Bell’s annual breakfast with the executives during last Thursday’s upfront in Toronto. The Bell Media president told me, in fact, that he was nearly run over as he was crossing the street while reading my take on the Rogers and Corus upfronts.