Sochi Olympics not an eleventy billion draw

CBC Olympic team members David Amber, Diane Swain, Ron MacLean, Andrew Chang, Andi Petrillo and Scott Russell  After a few days, Canada is kicking ass in Sochi–but are we watching the Games on television?Well, yes, but the CBC broadcast numbers, as expected, are well down from the giddy levels the CTV-Rogers consortium enjoyed four years ago… Read on

Ratings across Canada May 30-June 5

How did Dan for Mayor, Hiccups, Almost Heroes, hockey and Endgame do last week? All the prime time network numbers for the week of May 30 to June 5–including those 5.6 million viewers hockey scores on CBC–are posted over at Check out the weekly Brioux Report here.

So where are the weekly ratings again?

The Vancouver Canucks (3.5 mil vs. Sharks Sunday), The Big Bang Theory and Boston Rob’s victorious swan song on Survivor: Redemption Island (2,920,000 viewers on Global) made the Top 3 shows in Canada last week according to overnight estimates. There was good news, too, for Flashpoint, Doctor Who and Canada’s Worst Handyman. Check out the complete weekly ratings… Read on

Ratings across Canada now up at

Looking for the numbers for the week of May 2 to 8? There are up here at, including overnight, estimated audience results for everything from The Big Bang Theory (Canada`s top show at over 3 million viewers) and Sunday`s finale of The Amazing Race to shows such as Endgame, Wipeout Canada, The Borgias and… Read on

Ratings across Canada show Canucks in control

Go Canucks. That has to be the cry at CBC as Canada’s team stays in the Stanley Cup playoff hunt. Vancouver games took two of the top three spots in the national prime time ratings the week of April 25 to May 1 as I report over at’s “Remote Control” section. The team hit a high of 3,827,000… Read on

Take me to your ratings leaders

Doctor Who takes Space to a scary high Looking for numbers? The latest weekly look at the complete primetime picture can be found over at’s “Remote Control” section, jump to it here. Among the leaders across Canada the week of April 18 to 24 are two Stanley Cup round one playoff games involving the victorious Canucks (whew!)… Read on

Ratings across Canada now up at

Looking for the numbers? Ratings for the week of April 11 to 17 are over at “The Brioux Report” at; jump to them here. They show the Canucks and the Canadiens are, as you’d expect, the big draws so far in the Stanley Cup playoffs, scoring the top two audiences of the week to… Read on

Ratings across Canada March 28 to April 3

CBC said goodbye to most of its regular series this week with several season (and one series) finales. NHL Stanley Cup playoffs begin April 13 on CBC–without the Leafs.It was the return of a comedy that made the biggest noise this week: The Big Bang Theory. Chuck Lorre`s CBS laffer exploded Thursday, drawing over 3.2 million overnight, estimated viewers. The second highest-rated… Read on