Monday by the numbers

Last week (Oct. 1-7), the new TV season came smack up against one of the busiest times of the year in sports (start of hockey, baseball playoffs, college and NFL football). The Kavanaugh hearings south of the border also seemed to distract Canadian eyeballs. Here’s a look at the start of last week in terms… Read on



Super Bowl audience slips stateside, steady on CTV

UPDATED AND CORRECTED TUESDAY:  I was a bit fast reporting a jump in Bell Media’s Super Bowl LII numbers. During the game itself, when Canadians could choose between the American feed and the Canadian feed, the English Canada total was 4,451,000 viewers — down slightly from the 4,488,000 who watched in 2017. Broken down, more people watch on the… Read on


Bell/CTV hit for Super Bowl loss as many in Canada opt for US ads

UPDATED WITH CORRECTED OVERNIGHT TOTALS: The overnight, estimated tally for Bell Media’s share of the Super Bowl audience suggests that up to 40% the Canadian football audience opted to watch the game — and the American ads — on Fox Network border stations. For the game itself –from kickoff at approx. 6:37 p.m. ET to the end… Read on


TONIGHT: Nikita keeps Dillon Casey on his toes

Attention, Nikitaverse: Nikita returns for a third season tonight at 9 p.m. on The CW and CTV TWO. The spy series, starring Maggie Q, is generally  off the radar in the Criticverse, but it has its fans and they are loyal.That’s the report back from Dillon Casey who plays ex-Navy SEAL Sean Pierce in the series.… Read on



Recap: Dancing with the banged up Stars

Seems Melissa Gilbert bonked her noggin on Monday night’s Dancing with the Stars. The former Little House on the Prairie moppet, now a sizzling 47, got thrashed around by dance partner Maksim Chemerkovskiy and had to get checked out at a hospital. The former Scree Actors Guild president is expected to remain in the competition.I’ve… Read on