ICYMI: Schitt’s goes out with a bang, Nextdoor has a new neighbour

Plus, Wavemaker ranks high for places to work in Canada.

Millions say goodbye to the Roses

Ew, David. Canadian comedy Schitt’s Creek drew big numbers for the finale of its six season run on April 7. The finale drew an AMA of 1.23 million viewers, with 572,000 viewers in the 25 to 54 demographic. Additionally, the farewell special Best Wishes, Warmest Regards drew an AMA of 868,000 viewers. On CBC Gem, the series was the most-watched show on the streaming service for the week of April 5 to 11, accounting for seven of the top 10 on-demand episodes across the whole platform. The finale and the special ranked #1 and #2, respectively. The final season boasted an AMA of 717,000 viewers across all episodes.

Nextdoor gets neighbourly with new acquisition

Neighbourhood-focused social media company Nextdoor has acquired Neighborland, a public engagement platform that helps city agencies collaborate with local and community organizations. Nextdoor’s platform focuses on connecting people in neighbourhoods to one another, and since the start of the COVID-19 outbreak, traffic has surged on the app. Country manager Christopher Doyle told MiC offers to help through the app had increased tenfold since the start of lockdowns. Neighborland will bring forward its experience working directly with local and federal agencies, and co-founders Dan and Tee Parham will lead Nextdoor’s public agencies team.

Wavemaker rides a positive wave

Wavemaker Canada’s employees may be far apart, but they’ve come together (virtually) to celebrate being named one of the best places to work in Canada. The annual Great Place to Work Canada list has been released, and the GroupM agency has come in at #25 for workplaces with more than 1,000 people. The agency also made the lists for Best Workplaces for Women and Best Workplaces for Inclusion.