CBC’S POWERHOUSE PRIMETIME SCHEDULE CONSISTENTLY ATTRACTS AUDIENCES OF OVER ONE MILLION

Mar 11, 2015
Confirmed data from Numeris (BBM Canada) shows that Canadians across the country continue to tune into CBC’s winter programming.
 
X COMPANY attracted 1.051 million viewers (2+) in its debut episode on Feb. 18.
 
SCHITT’S CREEK has a current season average of 1.160 million viewers (2+).
 
Sci-fi drama ASCENSION garnered 1.138 million viewers on Feb. 9.
 
THE BOOK OF NEGROES ratings held strong throughout the miniseries run,capturing     an average of 1.625 million viewers (2+). The series premiere of THE BOOK OF       NEGROES drew 1.941 million viewers (2+)
 
MURDOCH MYSTERIES drew 1.389 million viewers (2+) on Feb. 9.
 
RICK MERCER REPORT attracted 1.028 million viewers (2+) on Feb. 10.
 
*Source is Numeris (BBM Canada), Total Canada, 2+
 
For a full schedule of CBC’s winter programming, visit CBC.ca/Television.
 
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A space for us all is CBC/Radio-Canada’s strategy to transform the public broadcaster, and ensure that it continues to fulfill its mandate for Canadians, now and for future generations. Through to 2020, the Corporation will increase its investment in prime-time television programming and continue to create radio programs of the highest quality, while promoting the development of digital and mobile platforms and content.
 
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