You wonder how much longer broadcast networks are going to keep carrying The Golden Globes and other award shows. Until recently, award shows have been a guaranteed win atop a weekly ratings chart. The 2021 Globes, however, barely beat out an episode of Young Sheldon for fifth place in the Numeris tally of the Feb.
All throughout the COVID outbreak and subsequent production shut downs, one key ratings question kept nagging in my noggin: would fans of older broadcast dramas come roaring back after sampling a summer and fall full of streaming and cable options? Questioned answered. The most recent Numeris Top 30, surveying the week of November 16 to
Viewers flocked back to the comfort food of old TV favourites the week of November 9 – 15 as several long-running imports continue to return this month to Canadian TV schedules. Production shut downs and delays due to strict COVID-related safety measures pushed back start dates this fall of old favoruites Grey’s Anatomy, Station 19,
The first week of November saw the US presidential election impact ratings and schedules in Canada, not just for one night, but for an entire week of cliffhanger coverage. Add to that the return of a few US imports delayed due to COVID safety measures and you’ve got seven days worth of upheaval. The week’s
Thanks to the phenomenal ratings success of The Big Bang Theory, CTV owned Thursdays for a decade plus in Canada. Before that, Global owned the night for their own long winning streak. While scheduling and linear are no longer everything, as long as there are advertisers, Thursday nights are still a key battleground. Despite the
CTV enjoyed a decade of dominance in the English Canada weekly ratings race with their CBS import The Big Bang Theory — the tentpole that always stood tallest. It didn’t take a rocket scientist to assume that, without the Chuck Lorre sitcom, that dominance was in peril. The evidence is in with the release Tuesday
The key graphic from CTV’s 93-minute upfront stage presentation Thursday at the Sony was a variation on a trick chief show fetcher Mike Costentio has used before: a giant chart showing the Top 50 highest-rated single episodes over the past 12 months. It shows that The Big Bang Theory occupied 24 of those 50 spots,