No surprise Wednesday with the release of the latest Numeris Top 30 of the week in English Canada: CTV’s coverage of Super Bowl LV stands well out in front of the pack. CTV’s Total share of the Super Bowl viewing in terms of average minute audience was close to 7.8 million viewers. TSN alone accounted
The first Super Bowl of the COVID era shows that the “Big Game” is still TV’s top draw — even if audience levels slid slightly in both the U.S. and Canada. Host broadcaster CBS claims Super Bowl LV had a Total Audience Delivery of 96.4 million viewers across all their platforms, including the main broadcast
What if comedy teams were chosen by accountants? It might go something like this: “Okay Laurel, you go with Costello. Rowan? Team up with Hardy. Lewis? Stand next to Shuster…” News this week that Dan O’Toole was being axed at TSN caught many sports viewers and industry observers by surprise. If jettisoning one half of
The World Junior Hockey Championships did not end up the way many Canadians had hoped, but they still found a big TV audience. The final two games of the tournament drew an average minute audience of over three million Canadians on TSN and other Bell channels. The United States defeated Canada in the WJC final.
The World Junior Hockey Championships dominated ratings across English Canada the week of December 28, 2020 – January 3, 2021. Canada’s win over the Czech Republic on Sat., Jan. 2 drew 2,859,000 viewers on TSN to top the ratings for the week. The averaged total for two preliminary round games involving Canada earlier in the
I took a chance and emailed Mike Cosentino late Tuesday night after hearing he was out as president, content and programming, at Bell Media. The following reply bounced back immediately: “Hello and thank you for your email. Please be advised that Michael Cosentino is no longer with the company. Please re-direct any inquiries to Justin
Brandon Tartikoff — last century’s John Landgraf — once said that TV ratings had become the box score of the ’90s. I’ve made a career buying in to that. There was a time when I tweeted out overnight TV ratings estimates every single day. I also wrote weekly ratings columns for a couple of years
No Schitts, Sherlock: the 72nd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards was a much bigger hit in Canada than in the US. Overnight estimates Sunday show CTV drew 1,584,000 for the three-hour “PandEmmy” broadcast, making it by far the top draw of the night in Canada. On CTV alone, The Emmys drew three times the audience Sunday