Amazing Race Canada still pulling amazing summer numbers

The Amazing Race Canada sprinted back to television with an overnight, estimated audience of 2.03 million viewers for Wednesday’s Season Three premiere. CTV claims that makes it the most-watched premiere of any series this summer and the No. 1 Canadian premiere of the 2014-15 season. Viewers saw the 12 new teams take off from Quebec… Read on



Burnett’s new Bible epic beaten by Senators

  Sunday, bloody Sunday. That’s not a movie title, that’s a ratings picture. Sunday used to be broadcast’s biggest night, but in the overnights at least, it is becoming a big indicator of a rapidly shifting media landscape. Take this past Easter Friday, April 6. Holidays are always a bit skewed but CTV seemed well… Read on


This week’s podcast: Leafs sink to historic low on HNiC

Seven hundred and forty-three thousand estimated, overnight viewers across Canada watched Saturday’s Hockey Night in Canada tilt between The Toronto Maple Leafs and the St. Louis Blues. That might be the lowest HNiC 7 p.m. start number ever, or at least since digital tallying. In our weekly radio chat, AM900CHML’s Scott Thompson started things off by… Read on


No joke: Oscar ratings way, way down

UPDATE: Don’t have a bird, man. Oscar ratings plummeted across the U.S. The nearly four-hour statue-fest sank 12% nation-wide in overnights compared to last year. In Buffalo, N.Y., according to my colleague Alan Pergament, ratings were down a whopping 25%. More viewers watched last week’s equally long Saturday Night Live 40th anniversary special in Buffalo than… Read on



Dangling divas helps Grammy hook City viewers

City drew 2,639,000 overnight, estimated viewers Sunday with the 57th Annual Grammy Awards. That’s a record for them (over last year’s Grammy tally) and a lot more than they’ve been getting on a Sunday night with Hometown Hockey. The Canadian broadcaster announced Monday it has locked rights to the industry music fest for another two… Read on


Super Bowl overnights indicate most-watched ever

UPDATE: Preliminary overnight rating reports show Sunday’s Super Bowl XLIX will be the most-watched TV show in U.S. and Canadian history. Marc Berman over at TV Media Insights reports it scored an overnight record 49.7 rating/72 share in households. No surprise, really, given the tight, back-and-forth score and dramatic ending. Thanks to a last minute goal… Read on


Holy Schitt! Schitt’s Creek debuts to 1.4M

PASADENA, Calif.–The preliminary overnight numbers are in, and the new Eugene Levy/Catherine O’Hara comedy Schitt’s Creek opened strong, premiering to 1,359,000 estimated viewers. More encouraging for CBC, a second episode at 9:30 drew 1,366,000. Even Guy Caballero would be impressed. That was opposite some stiff import competition in Canada Tuesday night: Global led the 9 p.m. hour… Read on


The week in Canada: November 3 – 9

This was a quieter than usual week, with some reruns slotted in as the U.S. networks headed into the November sweeps. The numbers below are overnight estimates for the week of November 3 to 9, adults 2+. MONDAY Gotham remains bat-strong drawing 1,690,000 in the overnights. I’m guessing the next two were repeats on CTV: Law… Read on