From Bill Brioux of the Canadian Press:
- Will junior hockey once again crush other TV shows in the ratings?
“The tourney has other Canadian broadcasters tinkering with early January schedules. CBC had originally picked Jan. 5 as the start date for the second season of its Newfoundland-based detective series “Republic of Doyle.” That’s now been pushed back a week to Jan. 12. History Television had the second season of its top-rated reality series “Ice Pilots NWT” taking off the same night, along with a new “Ice Road Truckers” series “IRT: Deadliest Roads.” Both swerved out of the way of the hockey championships, with the new premieres set back a week until Jan. 12.” Read more.