Go Leafs, Jets says Rogers’ Sportsnet boss Scott Moore

Every spring, just as the swallows return to Capistrano, I request an interview with Rogers’ President of Sportsnet & NHL Scott Moore. Every Spring, to my surprise, he takes my call. This is when I speak with the broadcasting executive at the start of the annual Stanley Cup playoffs. Mr. Moore is always friendly and insightful on… Read on



With Canadian teams out, millions skipping Stanley Cup

He shoots he bleeds. Rogers was expected to take a beating in the ratings with Canada shut out of the playoffs. The numbers are starting to come in, and they’re at historic lows. On opening night, last Wed., April 13, Detroit v. Tampa Bay drew 618,000 on CBC. The Rangers v. Pittsburgh did 510,000 on Sportsnet… Read on


This week’s podcast: minus Leafs, are Rogers’ Cup dreams still alive?

This week, AM900CHML’s Scott Thompson wants to talk playoff hockey. We don’t get into will the Canadiens beat the Senators or will the Canucks defeat Calgary–it’s more will Rogers make a dime off of its NHL coverage? Scott is of the mind that another horrible Leafs season spells disaster for Rogers $5.2 billion, 12-year NHL… Read on


Late night joke of the week

From Tuesday’s Jimmy Kimmel Live: The LA Kings lead the NY Rangers three games to none in the Stanley Cup Finals. Watching the Stanley Cup finals is kind of like watching Game of Thrones in that – it’s violent – and you can’t tell who anyone is because they all have beards.



The week in Canada: June 2 – 8

Summer’s here and the ratings are melting. This week’s BRIOUX.TV index looks at new shows, sports and a few repeat spikes, as well as some election debate coverage. All numbers overnight estimates: MONDAY Masterchef heated up CTV’s night with 1,707,000 overnight, estimated viewers. The Listener followed with 779,000 and then Mistresses premiered on CTV to… Read on



Hockey flight in Canada

Hey, anybody remember hockey? The fastest game on earth? Little round disc, guy with loud jackets?Seems if the players aren’t wearing blue and white sweaters with little leaves on them, a lot of us just don’t care. The ratings for the second round of the NHL Stanley Cup playoffs have been astonishingly low.How low? A… Read on


Early Canadian team exits will dent Cup ratings

Talk about offside. CBC sweats through a long labour mess, finally gets a half-season of  Hockey Night in Canada revenues back come January, and four big Canadian market teams make the playoffs. Happy days are here again.A week or so into May and Canada’s hockey broadcasters are back on their knees recovering from the latest… Read on