Republic under siege in move to Sundays

Doyle’s leap to Sundays probably looked easier at the start of the season It probably seemed like a good idea at the time. CBC’s Republic of Doyle was coming off its third and highest-rated season ever. Every single week last Winter and Spring, the Newfoundland-based cop drama pulled over a million total viewers. With high… Read on



Dancing with the Stars back for a 16th season

Andy Dick and partner Sharna Burgess. ABC/Adam Taylor You can tell spring is in the air once celebrities start springing in the air on another edition of Dancing with the Stars. For this 16th competition, ABC has gathered the usual suspects: a football star (Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Jacoby Jones), an Olympic gymnast (Alexandra Raisman),… Read on


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