The Brioux Report: Rookie, Listener back strong

Shatner is arrested for hamming up the season premiere of Rookie Blue Yes, we took last week off. Yes, we’re late this week. What can I say. Summer intern wanted. Canadian TV shows like Rookie Blue and The Listener are back and hockey is still being played—summer must be around the corner. New episodes of… Read on



The Brioux Report: Canucks exit impacts CBC

CBC and TSN were probably counting on long playoff runs from the mighty Vancouver Canucks and Pittsburgh Penguins. Now Sidney Crosby and the Sedin twins are out of the race for the Stanley Cup, and Southern teams such as Phoenix and Nashville are on to Round Two.With Detroitalso eliminated, and Ottawa do or die to… Read on


The Brioux Report: Stanley Cup fever

The puck dropped on the 2012 Stanley Cup playoffs and once again hockey dominated the Canadian TV Top-10. Vancouver’s poor start, however, has to be a concern for CBC, which will miss those west coast ratings should Canucks do the unthinkable and bow out early.  The Amazing Race and Survivor were one-two for the week despite… Read on


The Brioux Report: Big Bang’s Easter Miracle

The Big Bang Theoryis such a story in Canada. It tops the prime time ratings every week, Canada’s only show that consistently draws over three million viewers. It is stripped weekdays on CTV, pulling millions more. Comedy milked it again all Easter weekend, and got by far its best run of ratings of the year.… Read on





Brioux Report: Big Bang goes Missing

Missing: Ashley Judd’s smile and wrinkles It was March Break across Canadaand a break as well for The Big Bang Theory, allowing other shows to reach the top of the weekly Canadian TV ratings. They included The Amazing Race, Survivor and the new Ashley Judd drama Missing, launching in the Big Bang timeslot. Sifting through… Read on


Michael’s final days: 145,000

Alert a CBC therapist: Michael: Tuesdays & Thursdays went out with a whimper. An overnight, estimated 145,000 caught the season finale Tuesday Dec. 6, below even the low season average for the critically acclaimed comedy.To put that in perspective, 196,000 watched the ‘tween sketch comedy That’s So Weird the same week on YTV–and that’s at 6:30… Read on