ThinkTV is a Canadian media industry advocacy group dedicated to promoting commercial television. Rogers, Bell, Corus, CBC and Quebecor execs all sit on their board of directors. They do a lot of research valued by ad agencies. Their report this week shows what Canadians are watching during this time of isolation at home. The answer,
By now, almost everybody in Canada should be isolating at home by now. How has that affected TV ratings? The assumption would be that, during the current pandemic, news channel numbers must be up year-to-year. In addition, with every major sports leagues sitting out the COVID-19 virus, TSN and Sportsnet channel ratings must be way
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
Survivor — a.k.a. the Boston Rob Show — just keeps on thriving. Wednesday night, the 20-year-old CBS reality import scored an overnight, estimated 1,701,000 viewers on Global to take show of the night honours. It’s been the second or third most-watched show in English Canada in the last few Live+7 Top 30 Numeris rankings, too,
Sunday night’s Super Bowl LIV broadcast drew an overnight, estimated 7,837,000 viewers on CTV and TSN, up 81 per cent over last year’s overnight audience according to Numeris data released Monday. Factor in the French language audience watching the game on RDS and a grand total of 9.5 million viewers across Canada watched the game.
Canadian viewers who watched the premiere of Star Trek: Picard on CTV Sci-fi last Thursday sent the premiere ratings into orbit. Overnight estimates show the series drew 1,128,000 viewers coast to coast in Canada.That made it the third most-watched broadcast network or specialty channel offering of the night. The total doesn’t even include viewers who
Despite plenty of advance hype about this being Schitt’s Creek‘s sixth and final season, the CBC comedy returned to 450,000 overnight, estimated viewers Tuesday night. Another CBC sitcom getting plenty of acclaim and attention from south of the border of late, Kim’s Convenience, returned for a fourth season to 517,000. Both shows traditionally do very
Global’s new medical drama Nurses premiered to an estimated 923,000 overnight viewers Monday night as mid-season launched into a busy week in broadcast television. The Mississauga-based series held its own opposite the two-hour launch of the ABC import America’s Got Talent: The Champions on CTV. Accommodating these and other mid-season replacements meant shifting some shows