RATINGS: Canada’s Top 30 week of Nov. 5 – 11

Two months into the 2018-19 TV season, where do things stand in Canada? A look at the English Canada totals for the week of Nov. 5 -11, released Tuesday by Numeris, shows that positions are starting to lock in among the Canadian Top-30. This despite the fact that it was an unusual week, with the… 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


This week’s podcast: more press tour post mortem

This week, CHML’s Scott Thompson and I talk a lot about traffic and public transportation in LA compared to the GTA. (Bottom line: you can get around a lot easier down south). When we finally get around to talking TV, we get to some highlights from the recent TCA press tour in Pasadena. I talk about… Read on


Al Michaels takes the ball for his ninth Super Bowl

PASADENA, Calif.–The very first Super Bowl was played in Los Angeles on Jan. 15, 1967. Al MIchaels was there, in the stands, with his brother. It was easy to get tickets, he says. “There was about 35,000 empty seats.” Forty-eight years later, to the day, Michaels was at press tour Thursday to promote NBC’s coverage… Read on



Can hockey score in Canada like football in the U.S.?

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif.–Soccer???? What the hell is that?? Are you ready for some football?? That was the message Sunday as NBC presented its Sunday Night Football panel. Al Michaels and Cris Collingsworth were in the house and were quick to give the boot to commie kick ball. Real footballs have pointy ends and NFLers don’t… Read on