What summer is this? 2017 or 1977??

What are some of the highest rated programs this summer? Well, to be honest, there aren’t a lot of them. Only eight TV shows across Canada drew more than a million viewers in total viewership the week of July 3 — 9 according to the latest Numeris Canada Top 30. The Amazing Race Canada came… Read on



Videocast: sharing insights with Media man Marc Berman

PASADENA, Calif.–On these TCA press tours, I always look forward to hanging with my old pal Marc Berman from TVMedia Insights. Marc carries more TV trivia in his head than a busload of network executives. He also has a better handle on ratings than anybody else on tour. Earlier this press tour we got together… Read on


Your video correspondent at TCA

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif.–There are opportunities to ham it up and mug on cameras down on the TCA press tour. Shockingly, I take advantage of all of them. One that is always fun is being invited to join my ol’ pal Marc Berman on his TV Media Insights videocasts. I sat in for a couple of them… Read on


VIDEOCAST: Berman and Brioux talk TCA

 TCA pal Marc Berman does this magic trick down here where he opens his laptop and turns it into a broadcast studio. The two of us sat on stools outside the Huntington Ballroom the other day and recapped some of the highlights of press tour so far–including Saturday’s TV on Film Project screening. Check out… Read on



PR spins begin as SHIELD, NCIS both open big

Clark Gregg in “Lola,” the vintage ‘vette featured on Agents of SHIELD S.H.I.E.L.D. took round one over NCIS in Canada in Tuesdays battle of the acronyms.Head-to-head at 8 p.m., among viewers 2+, CTV’s Agents of SHIELD (2,706,000) beat Global’s NCIS (2,593,000). That’s in overnights; once all the Live+7 heads are counted, it could tilt the other… Read on


Berman & Brioux: the TCA podcast

 BEVERLY HILLS, Calif.–Nobody knows television like Mr. TV, Marc Berman. I’ve known Marc for years, shared a podium with him a while back at a BRC luncheon in Toronto and just generally rely on him, as many in the industry do, to break down the numbers and analyze how network shows perform.Marc posts a daily podcast… Read on