Last Monday’s seventh and deciding game between the Vancouver Canucks and the Edmonton Oilers — the last two Canadian teams in the Stanley Cup playoffs — drew an overnight, estimated, broadcast and specialty audience of 3,247,000 viewers. (Ages 2+ across Canada.) An estimated 2,027,000 watched the 9:15pm ET start, won by the Oilers, on Sportsnet

Attention Hearties–and especially Hickies! Or is that Bennies? This week’s episode of brioux.tv: the podcast features Ben Rosenbaum. For over a decade, he’s played Jack of all trades Mike Hickam on When Calls the Heart, the longest-running series on both Hallmark and Super Channel. Ben joins several WCTH castmates who can be heard in conversation on

Thursday night, Young Sheldon ends a seven season run with two back-to-back episodes on CBS and CTV. Gone are the day, however, when the end of a sitcom would command record-breakng audiences. CBS is trying to goose the numbers, of course. The Chuck Lorre-produced sitcom will welcome back Jim Parsons (an executive producer and narrator

Milton Berle was television’s earliest non-puppet breakout star. Let’s not forget Howdy Doody. Berle’s Texaco Star Theater (1948-’53) a rambunctious comedy-variety series that stood out in the early days of network television, was the most-watched series among early set buyers. Berle himself joked that he sold more TV’s than anyone else. When his show came

If you listened to the 1972 Canada-Soviet Union Summit Series over the radio — as some of us did with a wire running up one arm and into an ear speaker while pretending to pay attention in a classroom — it wasn’t the voice of Hockey Hall of Famer Foster Hewitt calling the play-by-play. It

Just yesterday, I was watching one of my 16mm film prints of CBS sports reels used to promote seasonal programming back in the ’60s and ’70s. Some early ones featured OJ Simpson back when he was a star running back, first in college at USC and later as a member of the Buffalo Bills. Simpson

Those of us who grew up with SCTV have it deep inside our nervous systems. To this day, if Joe Flaherty and John Candy show up on Instagram, as they did for me yesterday, in a sketch as the two hopeless lads from “Goin’ Down the Road,” we watch it all again and love every