ICYMI: CTV’s big bang, AOL’s Natoli awarded

In case you missed it: The Big Bang Theory brought in record ratings, AOL Canada's Marla Natoli was awarded and Netflix is now available around the world.
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The Big Bang Theory‘s still got it

The Big Bang Theory closed 2015 with a milestone episode, as an average audience of 5.1 million Canadians tuned in to see Sheldon and Amy get cozy under the covers. The episode becomes the third most-watched in series history for the show and the most-watched episode since the season seven premiere in Sept. 2013. This season of The Big Bang Theory is averaging 3.5 million viewers on CTV.

The Shannara Chronicles posts big numbers for MTV

MTV posted its biggest series premiere ever with the start of fantasy drama The Shannara Chronicles.

The show, which bowed Tuesday Jan. 5 at 10 p.m. was watched by an average audience of 383,000 viewers, and is the most-watched individual airing for MTV since the Jersey Shore in 2011 and 2012.

Radio veteran retiring

Long-time radio personality Mike Cooper has announced he is retiring as co-host of Erin and Mike in the Morning on Toronto’s 98.1 CHFI. Cooper has been on the radio for 45 years and will be sent off with a farewell event on Jan. 28 at The Beer Hall at The Mill St. Brew Pub in Toronto.

Marla Natoli named one to watch

AOL Canada’s director of mobile and video products Marla Natoli has been named one of the 25 Mobile Women to Watch in 2016 by Mobile Marketer. Natoli joined AOL Canada in 2014 and has previously worked with Olive Media and Postmedia.

Netflix goes global

Streamer Netflix announced this week at CES that it is going global, bringing its service to 130 new countries around the world simultaneously. The list of new countries includes Russia, India and South Korea.

Power and Politics confirms host

CBC News has confirmed that Rosemary Barton will be the full-time host for its daily political show, Power and Politics. Barton has been the interim host on the show since the summer when the previous host Evan Solomon left the CBC, and has been a regular contributor and guest since 2009.