While CTV and Global are both limping to the end of the season. It seems like City has thrown up its hands, given up on the race and is having some tea under a parasol somewhere. Well, I know that’s not the case, but when you take a look at the ratings for the week of May 2, there’s not one City show on there and not one from the CBC either.
With the CBC, at least they can say they’re a public broadcaster. On top of that, they’re trying to run a network with a schedule that primarily consists of Canadian programs, and they’ve been doing that with a shoestring budget.
City, however, has shows like 2 Broke Girls, Modern Family, Family Guy and breakout hit south of the border Little Big Shots, but the network rarely manages to crack Numeris’ Top Programs chart. It almost makes you think that they’re cursed or something.
But you have to seriously wonder how much longer Rogers can put up with City’s crummy ratings until they pull the plug on the thing. It’s got to cost a fortune to acquire all those American shows only to sit at the bottom of the ratings pack.
Making matters worse is the almost disastrous TV ratings for the recent NHL hockey season, which has really got to hurt as Rogers spent billions on Canadian TV hockey rights. When you take a look at it, we might all be unwittingly looking at the beginning of the end of City. Who really knows?
For more on the week’s top programs, check out Numeris at the source link.
(Featured Image: Promotional image for 2 Broke Girls)