Saturday, October 29, 2011

Suck On It, Ez too, PKP.



Jim Parrett said...

Facts have a CBC bias.

Michael said...
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Michael said...

Just this August -

Sun News Network scorched CBC and CTV in ratings last Friday.

During the afternoon and in prime time, Sun News programming bested the state broadcaster's News Network by more than 30,000 viewers. CTV News Channel was a distant third.

While Canada Live - guest-hosted by Anita Sharma - reached 72,900 viewers, according to BBM ratings data, the CBC's afternoon programming only had an audience of 37,900. CTV logged 34,000 viewers during the same coveted 3-5 p.m. timeslot.

Even more remarkable is that while Charles Adler was reaching 82,300 viewers at 8 p.m. ET, the CBC could only muster an audience of 58,200. CTV was third place that night with 39,600 tuning in.

Later Friday, Byline with Brian Lilley tied the network record with an audience of 89,000. Sun News' 9 p.m. ET show throttled the meager 18,000-viewer audience for CTV, and nearly knocking the decades-old CBC newscast hosted by Peter Mansbridge off its taxpayer-funded pedestal. Joining the ratings successes, Ezra Levant's show The Source registered 57,000 viewers at 5 p.m. ET.

That crushed CTV's audience of 28,000 viewers and was within striking distance of CBC's audience of 59,200 over the same period.

These early ratings wins come at a time when Sun News is only available in about 5.5 million households, compared with CBC News Network in 10.6 million homes and CTV in 8.5 million.

"What makes these numbers truly impressive is that we don't receive over a billion dollars in taxpayer support to make it happen," said Sun News spokesman Luc Lavoie.

"On top of that, we don't have anywhere near the household distribution of CBC or CTV."


Oh! So sorry!

BTW captcha had "Ezras" up there. Cute. :D

Kyle H. said...


That was one day. You're extrapolating data from one day of viewing, while the next day all of them, including Adler and Lilley, dropped far below 20K?

You have now proven how the Conservatives got their majority - by making facts irrelevant. Good job.

Kyle H. said...

*Correction, Adler got 30K.

Rev.Paperboy said...

and lets not forget the half a billion in subsidies Quebecor - owner of SUN - gets from the provincial government in La belle province