Premiere week ratings in Canada Sept. 24 – 30

Canadian networks have to be breathing a little easier now that final audience data is in for the first full week of the season. Numeris reports that several scripted shows received hefty lifts once the PVR numbers were added over a seven day period. The Sept. 24 to Sept. 30 chart used a bit of… Read on

Critics get a big bang out of their Evening with Chuck Lorre Productions

BURBANK, Calif.–Thursday night, critics took a trip over to Mr. Lorre’s neighbourhood. That would be on the Warner Bros. Studio lot, where sitcom King Chuck Lorre produces four CBS sitcoms: The Big Bang Theory, Two and a Half Men, Mike & Molly and Mom. The sitcoms make, like, a bazillion dollars for the studio as… Read on

He’ll go down in history: Rudolph at 50

While some of us may not yet be in the holiday spirit, the above clip is a welcome bit of seasonal ballyhoo from CBS. It probably helps that I’ve spent the day speaking with folks connected to two classic Christmas specials, including Toronto-native Paul Soles, who voiced Hermy the elf in Rudolph the Red-nosed Reindeer. Ruddy,… Read on

Spinning the Spun Out and BBC numbers

Spun Out opened Thursday night to 1,218,000 CTV viewers according to overnight estimates. Numbers for the second episode, which aired in the sitcom’s regular, Friday at 8 timeslot, will not be available here until next week. That’s a lot of viewers, and certainly much more than Seeds or Package Deal premiered to on City, but… Read on

Things I learned at the CFC’s 25th B-day bash

The Canadian Film Centre held its 25th annual gala and auction at the Art Deco Carlu theatre in Toronto Wednesday night. As I tweeted from the event, there was more money in the room than at a Markham Super Bowl bust.My old pal Slawko Klymkiw CFC’s CEO, worked that room like Sinatra at the Sands.… Read on

Ratings across Canada Jan. 31 – Feb. 6

Once again, the big CTV marketing machine jacked a show over the two million mark in Canada. Too bad it was on Global.CTV`s record Super Bowl audience was hit with dozens of Fox network nods to their after-the-game goodie, a supersized Glee episode. CTV`s attempts to get viewers to stick around for Flashpoint after the game… Read on

Ratings across Canada Jan. 17 – 23

New Idol judge Jack Sparrow Jr. At this point, with Simon gone and the series shifted onto a new night in its 10th season, American Idol doesn’t seem to need any help shedding viewers. The talent search series got off to its lowest start ever in the United States with an overnight, estimated audience of 26.23 million, a… Read on