From Rebecca Tucker of The National Post:
The Canadian Screen Awards air March 1. Will you tune in? Don’t worry: you’re not alone (we’re assuming you said no). In 2014, the CSAs earned a mere 534,000 viewers, a dip of more than 30% from the year before, when 756,000 tuned in. Somewhat appropriately, the latter figure is what you would get if you combined the average yearly viewership of the Genie and Gemini awards, which were married in 2013 to create the Screenies. By contrast, last year’s Oscars were watched by 6.1 million Canadians. It’s a jarring disparity, but an unsurprising one — and not just because ours are called “the Canadian Screen Awards.” Continue reading.