Friday, June 8, 2012
CHCH buys a vowel
Most of those eyeballs were outside the 18-49-year-old demo, however, and there seemed to be little carry over last season from Final Jeopardy to, say, Little Mosque or Michael: Tuesday & Thursdays. CBC programmers made a show out of dumping the duo for CanCon reasons and later, in the wake of funding cuts, as a cost cutting measure.
CBC's supper shift plan for fall is to air a half hour version of CBC News Network's Lang & O'Leary Exchange at 6:30 p.m. followed by fresh Strombo at 7. Don't worry, insomniacs--stale Strombo can still be seen at 11:30 p.m.
Interesting to note how CTV (which had the two shows before CBC), Global and City--who generally only air CanCon from 7 to 8 p.m.--all walked away from two of TV's most well known syndicated properties.
That left room for the Channel Zero boys at Hamilton's 'CH to scoop them both up, presumably for a lot less than what CBC was paying (rumoured to be in the $20 million a year range.)