Did you knowÂ Murdoch Mysteries is CBC’s top Canadian entertainment program? Since its CBC premiere in fall 2012, over 13.5 million Canadians have tuned in — that’s about 40 percent of the population, or 2 in 5 Canadians.
In honour of the show’s Season 9 premiere tonight, and thanks to Shaftesbury and CBC fact gatherers, here’s the lowdown on Canada’s favourite artful detective:
177 murders solved
Sold to 110 countries
736 days of shooting
More than 8800 hours of filming
135 unique locations
1 screeching in
8500 production jobs triggered in Ontario
25 historical figures
32 inventions and countingâ€¦
90 guest stars including 1 prime minister and 1 Star Trek captain
1 proposal halted
1 proposal denied
1 proposal accepted
3 career changes for Ogden
10,346 complaints from Higgins
756,348 karate kicks
1 new millennium
2 trips to the future
1 future British prime minister
1 nudist camp
1 bottle of absinthe
1 James Gillies
2 disruptive Garlands
1 game of dominoes
2 nights on an island with an axe murderer
1 dose of ginseng in Brackenreidâ€™s dinner
0 Egyptian curses
0 zombies, Haitian or otherwise
0 lake monsters, which Crabtree said all along
0 mole men???
0 leprechauns (yet…)
1 Artful Detective
Murdoch Mysteries airs Mondays at 8 p.m. on CBC.
4 thoughts on “Murdoch Mysteries by the numbers”
WOW – Very cool – thanks for the info
ah but you forgot at least one factoid
1 game of street hockey and a player yelling “WAGON !!!”
Not able to see show here in Atlanta, from CBC,, or You Tube:’-(((,,Ovation is a season or more behind;”‘-(((,,Are you able to send it by any other means??
Okay. I’ll bite. How is it possible to have 9 seasons in 3 years. How are the Canadians able to speed up time?
Maria H. If you were bored and just laying on a COUCH, playing with your tv TUNER, living south of the border, your domain would be .ME or .MX
Ha – the crucial wording is “its CBC premiere” in 2012. The series started on City TV in 2008 and when they cancelled it, CBC revived it.
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