Television

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With the Good Doctor gone, Grey’s takes the top: Numeris

Plus, the SNL shot-from-home experiment played best in Toronto.

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

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

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Spare some ad space? Kraft Heinz Canada donates its media

The CPG uses its peanut butter brand’s “Stick Together” positioning to amplify restaurants’ delivery and takeout services.

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Stingray launches new ad-supported TV channels

This adds to the Montreal-based company’s suite of commercial products as it aims to increase profitability.

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TV viewership on lockdown: continued

While news spiked during the second week of lockdown measures, scripted is now making a comeback.

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The Good Doctor’s audience surges like never before

This is the first time a scripted program has hit more than three million views this season.

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The latest on Canada’s ‘couch potatoes’

The new report from Convergence Research Group has found that OTT’s growth generally benefits U.S.-based companies.

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CRTC postpones CBC hearing

All timelines on CRTC files are being reviewed, according to a CRTC spokesperson.

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The Good Doctor hits its highest audience yet: Numeris

As Canadians seek primetime comfort content, The Good Doctor, Survivor and Grey’s continue to thrive.

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Bell’s acquisition of V approved

The Commission found that the transaction serves the public interest and noted that the rationale for its decision would be published at a later date.

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Tom Power heading to primetime during trying times

The new series Where You’re At With Tom Power sees the award-winning host connect virtually with artists from his living room.

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TV viewership on lockdown (so far)

A dive into Numeris data so far shows that Canadians are looking more toward news, but certain scripted programs are providing much-needed comfort.

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Corus cancels Upfronts, says Q4 programming unclear

The company also announced its Q2 revenues, which due to timing were essentially unaffected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

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As news programs rise, Survivor takes the top: Numeris

Despite the rise of nightly and special news programs, scripted TV viewership remained largely unaffected during the first full week of physical distancing.

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Federal government steps in for broadcasters

As the industry faces an overall decline in ad revenue and complications related to production, a new measure will represent $30 million in savings across 107 broadcasters.