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Big Bang carries the week again: Numeris

CTV lands one-two punch with Canada’s favourite sitcom and The Good Doctor and Global’s Survivor rounding out the top three.

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TV and radio ad revenues down for Corus in Q4

Development of the company’s VOD and audience segmentation efforts will be key priorities in 2018.

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Bell Media to acquire Historia and Series+ from Corus

The total cost of the transaction, which is still subject to approval from the CRTC and the Competition Bureau, is pegged at around $200 million.

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Star Wars a Thanksgiving hit for Corus

The Showcase six-movie marathon leverages an 11-movie deal with the mega-franchise.

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Big Bang returns to the top: Numeris

CTV took the top three spots for the week.

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Numeris to test cross-platform measurement

The TV measurement authority has teamed with Kantar Media and comScore.

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Gusto adds new series, builds Friday offerings

The Bell Media specialty network’s leaning into big celebrity names Martha Stewart and Jamie Oliver, and has picked up a popular Australian series.

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Hockey Night in Canada premiere sees four-year high

The presence of all seven Canadian teams across five games helped pull the opening night up 13% higher than that in 2016.

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Hollywood talent voices Disney’s fall schedule

The Corus network’s fall schedule will feature Lauren Graham and Mark Hamill on its kids-targeted series.

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Smirnoff doubles its media spend to go mass

After several years of focusing on digital, the brand is spending big on TV again.

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Visible minorities watch less TV, but Snap more: study

The MTM’s latest study shows that Canada’s ethnic minorities tend to be younger, more urban and more fond of certain apps.

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Scotiabank embraces short form for new Heroes of Hockey Day season

Why the bank is focusing on more “snackable” content this time around.

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Star Trek takes the top: Numeris

The new series pulled in more than two million with its CTV broadcast and more than a million on Space.

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Young Sheldon brings the ratings on CTV

The Big Bang prequel’s premiere came just shy of audiences for the adult version of Sheldon.

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CBC signs on as official gymnastics broadcaster

CBC will cover the four-day event with 20 hours of content on linear and digital, building on CBC’s Road to the Olympic Games strategy.