Tell us not in mournful numbers: Othello drew a measly 175,000 viewers across Canada Sunday. Talk about a tragedy! The Shakespearean drama, headlined by Carlo Rota from Little Mosque on the Prairie (left), was one of the select summer projects to get a P.R. blitz from the CBC's outside promotional agency, Media Profile. Me thinks CBC corporate P.R. boss John Bozzo is leaving just in time (see post below).
Chris Haddock's The Quality of Life: A Dominic Da Vinci Movie, drew more than twice as many viewers -- 371,000 -- despite being buried on Saturday night and receiving no promotional support from CBC's outsourced P.R. firm. Kinda make you wonder how many viewers might have tuned in if these two projects had been flipped.
Beating them both was the talent hunt reality series How Do You Solve A Problem Like Maria? which drew 590,000 viewers Sunday night at 8 p.m. Give the people what they want: Gavin Crawford in a skirt!