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



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


SET VISIT: Jann Arden’s upcoming CTV series “Jann”

CALGARY — “This is the hardest work I’ve ever done,” says Jann Arden. The 56-year-old singer/songwriter is taking questions from a gathering of reporters and media influencers on the set of her upcoming series Jann. While an exact date has yet to be announced, the Alberta-based, six-episode comedy will premiere later this season, perhaps in… Read on


Monday by the numbers

Are Canadian viewers tearing themselves away from US Supreme Court nominee hearings long enough to catch the new fall TV shows? After a week or so, here is a quick look at the overnight estimates on the night’s that matter (Fri-Sat-Sun will be added late Monday, Oct. 1): MONDAY SEPT. 24 CTV won the night,… Read on



The Emmys: extended SNL show had its moments

Monday night on the 70th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards, co-host Colin Jost made reference to the all-star industry salute’s decline as a major TV draw. He did this by thanking the “thousands of you here in the audience tonight and the hundreds of you watching at home.” Well, it wasn’t quite that bad, but it… Read on


NBC looks to Jost and Che to “Update” The Emmys

You get some idea as to where awards shows rank these days when The Emmys get bumped to a Monday night just because NBC won’t surrender Sunday Night Football. Fact is, the NFL primetime showcase is the No. 1 show on their schedule. The Dallas/NY Giants game averaged around 19 million viewers this Sunday. The… Read on


VIDEO: Jon Montgomery on how Jakarta jolted Amazing Race Canada

JAKARTA, Indonesia — On this week’s episode of The Amazing Race Canada: Heroes Edition, the remaining six teams scramble their way to Winnipeg where, among other things, they’ll dance over to the Royal Winnipeg Ballet and visit the Canadian Museum for Human Rights. Back in May when the race was run, however, I was fortunate… Read on


Follow as I live tweet Amazing Race Canada in Jakarta

What’s harder than running The Amazing Race Canada: Heroes Edition? Why, live tweeting about it, as I’ll attempt to do Tuesday night starting at 8 p.m. ET/PT. Actually, that’s not very hard at all, although I am making it difficult by flying to Los Angeles Tuesday to attend a few days of the summer TCA… Read on