After a year off for bad behaviour, the Hollywood Foreign Press’ Golden Globe Awards returned on a Tuesday night. Did anybody watch? Quite a few in Canada. In overnight ratings, the suspiciously run statue-fest drew an estimated average audience of 875,000 over the three hour broadcast. Not bad considering it had some stiff competition on
For the second week in a row, Ryan Murphy’s The Watcher was the most-watched series in Canada on Netflix. It edged out Season 3 of Love is Blind and Dahmer: Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story, still Top-3 in its fifth week on the chart. Meanwhile, Netflix, besides introducing their ad-supported basic tier (coming in November
After a challenging fall, CBC needed a little good ratings news heading into the New Year. They got it with the launch of Son of a Critch. The St. John’s based comedy is a major success story to start the year for the public broadcaster. On January 4, it opened to 941,000 total confirmed 2+
More Canadians are turning back live as Schitt’s Creek heads towards its final episode next Tuesday night. The six-year-old sitcom drew 640,000 this Tuesday in overnight estimates. This series does extremely well in Live+7 totals, so that live head start may be enough to vault it over the million mark once the Numeris Top-30 totals
CBC has been in the news a lot lately, and not always for the right reasons. There was the whole Don Cherry dismissal, and this week the cancelation of three-year-old series Anne with an E. I had over 100 “ok boomer” tweets Wednesday from young fans of the series just for pointing out that Anne’s
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.
You’ve undoubtedly seen all those ads on bus shelters, billboards and even on television. Instead of declaring when Big Bang or Schitt’s Creek or the new CBC series Coroner will be air, they simply say when each series will start “streaming.” Here’s why: a report last April suggested that streaming will surpass broadcast viewing in Canada by 2020. Yes, next
Workin’ Moms doesn’t officially return until January 9. The second season, however, is teased Tuesday night in a “very special” flashback episode. When we next see Kate Foster (Catherine Reitman), she a young party gal in the back seat of a limo with her best friend Anne (Dani Kind), heading to Anne’s wedding. The episode pulls