Usual suspects are winning the summer TV race

  Is this the summer when Peak TV finally peaks in Canada? There was only one scripted series in the Canada Top-10 the week of July 31 – Aug. 6: the final episode of Saving Hope at No. 9 with 1,130,000 total viewers according to Numeris. The entire national Top-10 went like this: The Amazing Race Canada… Read on



The week in Canada: Aug. 4 – 10

Another slow summer week in Canada, ratings-wise. Here’s a quick look at Aug. 4-10 according to overnight estimates: MONDAY The big news this week was that CTV has announced it is shutting down The Listener after five seasons and 65 episodes. The show they couldn’t kill with a stick is finally getting whacked but there seems… Read on


The week in Canada: July 28 – Aug. 3

Welcome to summer, folks. There are more mosquito bites on the average Canadian’s leg than there are people watching TV shows in Canada. I give you the week of July 28 – Aug. 3. Keep in mind these are overnight estimates, data that is increasingly becoming just part of the picture–although generally still about 80%… Read on


This week’s podcast: Big naked Brother?

This week, CHML’s Scott Thompson seemed rattled by the possibility that I had posted a nude picture of Fabio on TVFMF. He’s referring to this shot (below) of some of the photogenic contestants from Big Brother, back for a 14th season on CBS and Global. I’m pretty sure the good folks at CBS are not… Read on



The Brioux Report: Big Brother is watched

When cooking shows, Big Brother (right) and Big Bang repeats top the ratings across Canada, it can only mean one thing—it’s summer. Even those shows failed to crack the two million mark. Viewers continue to sit out this summer season, with network ratings down double digits on Canadian and U.S.broadcast networks. With viewers taking a break,… Read on