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In the news: Robson Arms rerun ratings

From the Toronto Star:

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“It’s an old term for a TV trick: hammocking means plopping a laggard series in between two popular ones and watching the ratings grow. And the ploy is working for CTV’s Vancouver-made Robson Arms, airing Mondays in between reruns of Brent Butt’s Corner Gas and Canadian Idol. Now Robson Arms (in reruns) is besting The Office (in reruns). This week Arms attracted 567,000 viewers compared to 334,000 for The Office on Global.” Read More.

Regina’s Matt Rapley Eliminated from Canadian Idol

From a media release:

  • Canada’s first idol, Paul Anka, joins Top 4 for next week’s “Salute to the Standards”

After a staggering 3.9 million votes were cast last night, Regina’s Matt Rapley became the next competitor to be eliminated from Canadian Idol tonight on CTV. Rapley, 18, received the fewest amount of votes after his performance of Stevie Wonder’s “Higher Ground” during last night’s “My Own Idol” episode. Three males and one female remain in the hunt to be crowned this year’s champion in just three short weeks. In next Monday’s “Salute to the Standards” episode, the Top 4 perform two songs each after being mentored by Canada’s original pop idol, Paul Anka. The Final Four will workshop with Anka upon their return from hometown tours to Mission, BC; Drumheller, AB; Hamilton, ON; and West Pubnico, NS this coming Friday and Saturday.

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