Wednesday, January 11, 2012
It's a happy new year so far at soaring CBC
The Vancouver-based drama, which stars Adam Beach, premiered Tuesday night. For more on the series, read this article I wrote for the Toronto Star.
Meanwhile, the Monday numbers are in and Gerry Dee's new classroom comedy Mr. D launched at 8 p.m. to 1.23 million viewers. At 8:30, Little Mosque on the Prairie began its sixth and final season with an overnight, estimated 622,000 viewers.
Kevin O'Leary's new reality slammer series Redemption Inc. got off to a 789,000 start at 9.
O'Leary was in Pasadena at press tour Tuesday night along with fellow Dragon Robert Herjavec to promote the ABC reality show Shark Tank.
CBC's "Mammoth Monday" (as they called it on their ratings release) followed a fabulous Friday where Marketplace returned to 1,413,000 and the fifth estate drew 853,000. Both won their timeslots nationally, as did Mr. D.