Tag Archives: The Tudors

In the news: CBC ratings

Mark Dillon of Playback looks at the performance of CBC’s fall season:


In the news: CBC ratings

From Jim Bawden of the Toronto Star:

  • Hot Box: TV to talk about
    “On Tuesday, the season premiere of the Rick Mercer Report was watched by 993,000 viewers thanks to Conrad Black’s comedic turn. At 9, The Tudors attracted 957,000 in its sturdy debut. However, Monday’s Dragons’ Den attracted 389,000 and the very fine drama series Intelligence returned with only 221,000 viewers.” Read more.

In the news: Ratings for Mercer, Tudors

From Channel Canada:


In the news: The Tudors is ‘a lot of fun’

John Doyle recommends The Tudors (and Pushing Daisies, but The Tudors is nominally Canadian content) and has a preview of the Rick Mercer Report:

  • Tudors9Two very different shows about love, lust and power
    “The Tudors is about Henry VIII. This ain’t your Masterpiece Theatre period piece about British royals. You know that instantly because the acting and speaking styles are naturalistic, the action is fast-moving and there’s an awful lot of lechery.” Read more.

Photo courtesy CBC: Jonathan Rhys Meyers as Henry VIII and Gabrielle Anwar as Princess Margaret (The Tudors – episode 4)


TV, Eh? podcast 10/01/07: Fall season preview; interview with Intelligence creator Chris Haddock

intelligence.jpgHere’s part two of the Canadian TV fall preview podcast, featuring a writer on writer interview with Intelligence and Da Vinci’s Inquest creator Chris Haddock, plus lively discussion on some new and returning fall shows. The podcast is about 20 minutes long; segment start times are approximate:

  1. TV fan and industry insider Caroline from A Place Called Say It, Say It, Say It, writer John Callaghan of Creatively Progressing and I talk about some of the new fall shows – Heartland, Da Kink in My Hair, and The Tudors.

  2. (Start time: 4:45) Writer Denis McGrath from Dead Things on Sticks interviews Intelligence and Da Vinci’s Inquest creator Chris Haddock – spoilerphobes beware, as he lets us in on what to expect from season two, starting Monday, Oct. 1 at 9 p.m. on CBC. (See a partial transcript of this interview here.)

  3. (Start time: 15:04) Caroline, John, and I are back with not-so-positive thoughts on Whistler and more positive ones on The Best Years and Blood Ties.

Check premiere dates and times on the schedule page. The theme music is from “Quarter to Eight,” a podcast safe track by Sweet Japonic.

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