Toronto.com now also Feeds My Family

If you’ve come here looking for the weekly Canadian TV ratings, follow me here to toronto.com. The folks at The Toronto Star have teamed up with toronto.com in an expanded content sharing deal, and I’ve been invited to join the team providing TV coverage every week. You’ll still find out how The Big Bang Theory (over 3.2 million… Read on



Japan, Egypt and Libya test News Networks

Where did you first learn about the devastation in Japan? For me it was through social media, Facebook postings, Twitter feeds. And while TV is still where most viewers turn to see coverage in times of disaster, it seems more and more redundant to do so. What was on CNN, MSNBC, Fox News, CBC News Network… Read on


This Week’s Podcast: more Bowl blather

This week, CHML’s Scott Thompson wanted my take on CTV’s Super Bowl broadcast. “Could we have seen any more promos for Flashpoint?” Scott asks. He also wondered about that half time show. We both agreed Will.I.am’s plastic Devo head was a nice touch.The two of us also yak about the Super Bowl ads and why they’re so… Read on


This Week’s Podcast: let it snow

This week with on 900 CHML, Scott Thompson wanted to know if more people sit inside and watch TV during winter snow storms. Generally that’s true. Most series ratings peak around January and February. There are plenty of reasons why the Super Bowl broadcasts dominate the U.S. list of all time highest rated TV shows,… Read on



This Week’s Podcast: Oprah, Friends & LaLanne

Been a while since I’ve posted a radio chat with my old pal Scott Thompson over at Hamilton, Ont.’s CHML. Apologies for my froggy voice–it has dogged me since the TCA hack-a-thon earlier this month in Pasadena. Scott wants to talk about Regis Philbin’s announced departure from Live! (he will be 80 this August) as… Read on


This week’s Podcast: yakkin’ about Yellowknife

It was odd, as I tell Hamilton’s CHML radio dude Scott Thompson, to be sitting in Yellowknife earlier this week and watching Southern Ontario get hammered with snow. The TV at the Explorer Hotel was hooked up to satellite, and a CHCH channel was among the options. Things looked a hell of a lot more… Read on


This Week’s Podcast: more on Lennon, Dailey

This week’s chat with CHML’s Scott Thompson starts with a clip from Sunday’s Christmas episode of The Simpsons. Scott wanted to know if the Simpsons were as relevant now as when the series started 21 years ago. I dodge the question but suggest the series is running out of stories. New writers needed, Scott asks? Perhaps,… Read on


This Week’s Podcast: Rogers’ $1.3B bid for Leafs

On this week’s podcast, Scott Thompson at Hamilton’s CHML wants to know how Rogers’ $1.3 billion bid for Maple Leafs Sports and Entertainment could affect how we watch future Toronto Maple Leaf games on TV. Would this ultimately spell the end for Leaf games on CBC’s Hockey Night in Canada or Rogers Sportsnet rival TSN?Not… Read on