From Marise Strauss of Media in Canada about last week’s ratings:
- Sophie, jPod do well for CBC
“Sophie, the English-language version of a hit Quebec sitcom, premiered to a sound 630,000 viewers on Wednesday at 8:30 p.m., following the mid-season debut of Mosque. The antics of the residents of Mercy, Saskatchewan drew 804,000 viewers, up from the second season debut of 750,000. (All times Eastern, all ratings 2+ unless noted.) Total viewership of jPod (pictured) trailed with 472,000 on Tuesday at 9 pm, the time slot formerly held by The Tudors. However, among viewers 24-54, the new one-hour series based on Douglas Coupland’s bestselling novel exceeded CBC’s highest rating ever for this demo. Of the 472,000 viewers who tuned in to the offbeat comedy on its Tuesday night debut, 62% (293,000) were in the highly-desired 25-54 group.” Read more.
From Denis McGrath at Dead Things on Sticks, about this week’s ratings:
- CBC Hangs On
“Little Mosque did 910 000. Sophie, at 8:30, did 625 000.” Read more.
- Not a Lot of Pod People
“As it ran smack into the juggernaut that was the return of American Idol, the numbers tumbled from a 472 000 start to 250 000 for Episode 2.” Read more.