Good start for Screenies, Vikings and God

Martin Short helped the Screenies double the Gemini take Whatever one thought of the merits of Sunday’s first annual Canadian Screen Awards, they were a winner in at least one area: ratings.The two-hour broadcast drew an overnight, estimated 756,000 viewers on CBC Sunday night, about double what the Gemini or Genie Award telecasts were able… Read on

50 shades of Grey Cup ratings

TSN scored a touchdown with Sunday’s Grey Cup coverage, with an overnight, estimated average audience of 5,478,000 viewers.That’s a record for Cup coverage on TSN. The 2009 Grey Cup thriller swelled to over 5 million viewers on TSN, but that was back when the Portable People Meters were first introduced. Those “ratings ‘roids,” as I… Read on

The Brioux Report: weather hot, ratings not

Kunal Nayyar thanks you for watching Big Bang How hot was it? At just over two million viewers, a repeat of The Big Bang Theory topped the ratings in Canadathe week of July 2-8. Otherwise, viewers have been out frolicking in the sun. The only TV audience that seems to be growing is for baseball.… Read on

The Brioux Report: CBC and TSN see second round slump for Stanley Cup ratings

With Canucks out, can anyone win? With Vancouver, Ottawa, Boston, Detroit, Pittsburgh and Chicagoall out of the hunt, ratings for the Stanley Cup playoffs have been slammed into the boards. Afternoon games are also denting CBC’s playoff coverage, forcing them to air more reruns in prime time as season finales start popping up on other… Read on

The Brioux Report: Canada’s Got Ratings

Canada’s Got Talent judges Whatshisname, Measha Foursylables, Martin Short A repeat of The Big Bang Theory still managed to top the Canadian ratings in a week that saw several premieres. City’s new, homegrown, star search showcase, Canada’s Got Talent, got off to a strong start Sunday. Less auspicious was the second season debut of Kingon Showcase… Read on

Super Bowl ratings higher than ever in Canada

The Super Bowl audience keeps getting bigger each year in Canada. CTV scored 7,280,000 overnight, estimated viewers for Sunday’s big game, well up from the 6,537,000 counted in the overnights the year before. The combined CTV/RDS audience in Canada was tallied at 8.15 million, up from 7.3 million in 2011 and 6.9 million in 2010.CTV… Read on

Weekly Ratings across Canada Nov. 12-20

Canada’s most-watched show remains The Big Bang Theory, with House (right) jumping back up to take the No. 2 spot. Survivor, The Mentalist and Hockey Night in Canada all also cracked the two million mark. Other highlights the week of Nov. 14 to 20: CTV drew 1.9 million with the American Music Awards and saw big returns for the last of Regis Philbin on daytime’s Live! plus the annual… Read on