Sun News Network leads CBC and CTV in ratings


Locutus
#1
During the afternoon and in prime time, Sun News programming bested the state broadcaster's News Network by more than 30,000 viewers. CTV News Channel was a distant third.

While Canada Live - guest-hosted by Anita Sharma - reached 72,900 viewers, according to BBM ratings data, the CBC's afternoon programming only had an audience of 37,900. CTV logged 34,000 viewers during the same coveted 3-5 p.m. timeslot.
Even more remarkable is that while Charles Adler was reaching 82,300 viewers at 8 p.m. ET, the CBC could only muster an audience of 58,200. CTV was third place that night with 39,600 tuning in.

Later Friday, Byline with Brian Lilley tied the network record with an audience of 89,000. Sun News' 9 p.m. ET show throttled the meager 18,000-viewer audience for CTV, and nearly knocking the decades-old CBC newscast hosted by Peter Mansbridge off its taxpayer-funded pedestal. Joining the ratings successes, Ezra Levant's show The Source registered 57,000 viewers at 5 p.m. ET.
That crushed CTV's audience of 28,000 viewers and was within striking distance of CBC's audience of 59,200 over the same period.

These early ratings wins come at a time when Sun News is only available in about 5.5 million households, compared with CBC News Network in 10.6 million homes and CTV in 8.5 million.

"What makes these numbers truly impressive is that we don't receive over a billion dollars in taxpayer support to make it happen," said Sun News spokesman Luc Lavoie.

"On top of that, we don't have anywhere near the household distribution of CBC or CTV."




Sun News : Sun News on top
 
DaSleeper
#2
Not bad for a station that just started

Ezra Levant & Mark Steyn: ratings hit! - YouTube
 
mentalfloss
+1
#3
That video is hilarious.

Good for them on the ratings, but Levant's smugness and: "That is a victory for freedom."

 
DaSleeper
+1
#4
Exactly what we have learned to expect from the leftist.....
........s.....
 
mentalfloss
#5
^^^

Well I think that speaks for itself.
 
Retired_Can_Soldier
+1
#6
I actually don't care much for Sun News. I'm a traditionalist, I like the CTV setup.

But while were on the topic, will someone tell Brian Lilley to get a haircut.



That swirl on top of his head reminds me of

 
Andem
+3
#7
Good for Sun News. I've been checking out their online videos lately and I find their frank discussion on media-bias and political correctness refreshing. Ezra Levant's show is really the only one I've watched but a good start to a not-so-traditional (read leftist) news network.

I still can't see how people can compare this to Fox News, though.
 
mentalfloss
#8
Quote: Originally Posted by Andem View Post

Good for Sun News. I've been checking out their online videos lately and I find their frank discussion on media-bias and political correctness refreshing. Ezra Levant's show is really the only one I've watched but a good start to a not-so-traditional (read leftist) news network.

I still can't see how people can compare this to Fox News, though.

You think Sun TV is leftist?

I haven't watched much myself, but that's kind of surprising to hear.
 
Colpy
+6
#9  Top Rated Post
Quote: Originally Posted by mentalfloss View Post

You think Sun TV is leftist?

I haven't watched much myself, but that's kind of surprising to hear.

I think you misread his post........he called the traditional TV media leftist, i.e. the CBC.

Considering the fact that in the last couple of weeks the CBC called the JDL a "terrorist " group, and called Jerusalem "a city in Palestine".......I'd say he is dead on.....

The CBC should not get a red cent of gov't money.

There's 1.2 billion a year saved.
 
Retired_Can_Soldier
#10
Quote: Originally Posted by Colpy View Post

I think you misread his post........he called the traditional TV media leftist, i.e. the CBC.

Considering the fact that in the last couple of weeks the CBC called the JDL a "terrorist " group, and called Jerusalem "a city in Palestine".......I'd say he is dead on.....

The CBC should not get a red cent of gov't money.

There's 1.2 billion a year saved.

I do like like


She's cute.

Thus endeth the fluff post.
 
mentalfloss
#11
Quote: Originally Posted by Colpy View Post

I think you misread his post........he called the traditional TV media leftist, i.e. the CBC.

Considering the fact that in the last couple of weeks the CBC called the JDL a "terrorist " group, and called Jerusalem "a city in Palestine".......I'd say he is dead on.....

The CBC should not get a red cent of gov't money.

There's 1.2 billion a year saved.

Well as long as Harper is in power, the CBC will continue to be funded...

Conservative Heritage Minister James Moore says his government believes in the CBC as a key cultural institution and has no plans to cut its funding following his party's recent electoral victory.

"We believe in the national public broadcaster. We have said that we will maintain or increase support for the CBC. That is our platform and we have said that before and we will commit to that," Moore told CBC News in Vancouver on Tuesday morning.

"The CBC is the infrastructure around which Canadian arts and culture is built, so of course it is central and it is key," he said.

"It is essential for respect for all of our official languages and all of the regions of the country — broadcasting in aboriginal languages in the North," said Moore.

http://www.cbc.ca/news/arts/story/20...c-funding.html

Funny.. that story isn't showing up on the sun network.. Odd that a non-leftist network doesn't report on some conservative decisions while a clearly leftist network (like the CBC) does.

Not reporting on stories that might influence your profit margin.. Hmm.. Funny how that works.
Last edited by mentalfloss; Aug 17th, 2011 at 09:31 AM..
 
DaSleeper
#12
Ezra Levant on Monzer Zimmo - YouTube
 
Andem
#13
Quote: Originally Posted by mentalfloss View Post

CBC funding secure, heritage minister says - Arts & Entertainment - CBC News

Funny.. that story isn't showing up on the sun network.. Odd that a non-leftist network doesn't report on some conservative decisions while a clearly leftist network (like the CBC) does.

Not reporting on stories that might influence your profit margin.. Hmm.. Funny how that works.

Funny that. You must not have actually watched much of Sun News, because that is one of the points Ezra Levant has quoted in his show more times than I can count on both hands. In fact that exact quote from Conservative minister Moore has popped up on Sun News, again, more times that I can count on both hands.. and I just watch clips online from Germany.
 
DaSleeper
#14
To watch on line....

Watch sun news live
 
mentalfloss
+2
#15
Quote: Originally Posted by Andem View Post

Funny that. You must not have actually watched much of Sun News, because that is one of the points Ezra Levant has quoted in his show more times than I can count on both hands. In fact that exact quote from Conservative minister Moore has popped up on Sun News, again, more times that I can count on both hands.. and I just watch clips online from Germany.




Well then! My apologies!

I tried a Google search based on the CBC headline + "the sun" and couldn't find anything.
 
EagleSmack
+1
#16
Quote: Originally Posted by mentalfloss View Post




Well then! My apologies!

I tried a Google search based on the CBC headline + "the sun" and couldn't find anything.

You got a thumbs up for your clip. I love those. Where do you get those again?

Quote: Originally Posted by Andem View Post

Good for Sun News. I've been checking out their online videos lately and I find their frank discussion on media-bias and political correctness refreshing. Ezra Levant's show is really the only one I've watched but a good start to a not-so-traditional (read leftist) news network.

I still can't see how people can compare this to Fox News, though.

Any TV News media that is center and right of center must be marginalized and stopped at all costs.

As my liberal Senator said... it is time for the TV Media to stop giving equal time to what he decides is an absurd idea.
 
Cliffy
#17
Quote: Originally Posted by EagleSmack View Post

Any TV News media that is center and right of center must be marginalized and stopped at all costs.

As my liberal Senator said... it is time for the TV Media to stop giving equal time to what he decides is an absurd idea.

He should censor himself then, eh!
 
mentalfloss
#18
Quote: Originally Posted by EagleSmack View Post

You got a thumbs up for your clip. I love those. Where do you get those again?

They just show up on other forums that I post in. Usually on gaming forums.
 
Nuggler
+2
#19
Quote: Originally Posted by Colpy View Post

I think you misread his post........he called the traditional TV media leftist, i.e. the CBC.

Considering the fact that in the last couple of weeks the CBC called the JDL a "terrorist " group, and called Jerusalem "a city in Palestine".......I'd say he is dead on.....

The CBC should not get a red cent of gov't money.

There's 1.2 billion a year saved.


Have to agree with you on this one, Colpy. Hell just froze over, yah, I know.

They lean so far to the left they're damn near horizontal. leftwise speaking, eh.

Did they invent political correctness?? Good chance.
 
EagleSmack
+1
#20
Just like our National Public Radio.
 
DaSleeper
#21
Quote: Originally Posted by EagleSmack View Post

Just like our National Public Radio.

You mean the one that fired Juan Williams, for being politically incorrect??
 
EagleSmack
+2
#22
Quote: Originally Posted by DaSleeper View Post

You mean the one that fired Juan Williams, for being politically incorrect??

That is correct. Woe to any minority or woman who dares not bend their knee to the US Liberals.
 
Locutus
+1
#23
Quote: Originally Posted by Retired_Can_Soldier View Post

I actually don't care much for Sun News. I'm a traditionalist, I like the CTV setup.

But while were on the topic, will someone tell Brian Lilley to get a haircut.



That swirl on top of his head reminds me of


Steady now...hair today, gone tomorrow.


p.s. I cut my hair for sport as you recall.
 
CDNBear
+1
#24
Quote: Originally Posted by mentalfloss View Post

Well then! My apologies!

Pain is temporary, pride is forever.

For that apology, you got a thumbs up.

Although I find it odd that you apologize to Andem, but just ignore my posts when they trump your false hoods.

That's a lie. I don't find it odd at all.
 
Machjo
#25
Quote: Originally Posted by Locutus View Post

During the afternoon and in prime time, Sun News programming bested the state broadcaster's News Network by more than 30,000 viewers. CTV News Channel was a distant third.

While Canada Live - guest-hosted by Anita Sharma - reached 72,900 viewers, according to BBM ratings data, the CBC's afternoon programming only had an audience of 37,900. CTV logged 34,000 viewers during the same coveted 3-5 p.m. timeslot.
Even more remarkable is that while Charles Adler was reaching 82,300 viewers at 8 p.m. ET, the CBC could only muster an audience of 58,200. CTV was third place that night with 39,600 tuning in.

Later Friday, Byline with Brian Lilley tied the network record with an audience of 89,000. Sun News' 9 p.m. ET show throttled the meager 18,000-viewer audience for CTV, and nearly knocking the decades-old CBC newscast hosted by Peter Mansbridge off its taxpayer-funded pedestal. Joining the ratings successes, Ezra Levant's show The Source registered 57,000 viewers at 5 p.m. ET.
That crushed CTV's audience of 28,000 viewers and was within striking distance of CBC's audience of 59,200 over the same period.

These early ratings wins come at a time when Sun News is only available in about 5.5 million households, compared with CBC News Network in 10.6 million homes and CTV in 8.5 million.

"What makes these numbers truly impressive is that we don't receive over a billion dollars in taxpayer support to make it happen," said Sun News spokesman Luc Lavoie.

"On top of that, we don't have anywhere near the household distribution of CBC or CTV."




Sun News : Sun News on top

I watched Levant once on that channel, and he was an intellectual lightweight. Not that I necessarily disagreed with him on some points, even many points, but found his defence of his position to be meagre at best.

I still agree with cutting funding to the CBC, but just saying that it's sad that so many would tune in to trash TV.
 
DurkaDurka
+1
#26
It's a fuking news channel, who cares? They're all biased in their own way and frankly none are worth watching considering you can get the news via the internet hours before it is broadcast.
 
DaSleeper
#27
Quote: Originally Posted by DurkaDurka View Post

It's a fuking news channel, who cares? They're all biased in their own way and frankly none are worth watching considering you can get the news via the internet hours before it is broadcast.

Since all the rest are biased to the left...what is all the fuss about one biased to the right
 
DurkaDurka
+1
#28
Quote: Originally Posted by DaSleeper View Post

Since all the rest are biased to the left...what is all the fuss about one biased to the right

I could care less to be honest, I don't watch any of them. It's up to the viewer to wade through the BS I suppose.
 
damngrumpy
#29
If you understand the ratings system and a survey you would quickly understand this is
little more than a joke. First of all surveys and broadcast ratings are done for economic
purposes. To Sell Advertising. This survey would not net the network one thin dime.
Sun News has limited range at best, among people who don't know what they are watching
or listening to half the time.
A ratings book would be held across the country and the official one is the Bureau of
Broadcast Measurement. The working of a ratings book go like this.

Every fifteen minutes the hour is counted. How? from 9 to 915 you are a listener from
915 to 930 you are two listeners and so on for each hour. By the time ten rolls around
if you fill out your ratings book for that stations you are four listeners. If you jump to a
different station you are 3 listeners for Sun and 1 listener for someone else.

A survey asks about 1500 people across the country what they think.
A Ratings period runs over six weeks with two weeks being the prime week for those
chosen to fill out their hourly and daily diary.

I agree Sun News could win a market share in a regional or even a city of Toronto survey
perhaps even a ratings diary in a specific market, but if you are trying to tell me that Sun
News is number 1 in Canada, you are delusional. For the moment CTV, CBC and Global
are likely the most watched. and will be for some time to come because nationally Sun
News simply does not have the resources to compete financially on a national level, not
yet at least anyway. For someone to make the statement especially if it was Sun News.
it like George Bush landing on the aircraft carrier saying Mission Accomplished in the
Middle East. We all know the truth about that now too don't we
 
DurkaDurka
#30
Quote: Originally Posted by damngrumpy View Post


I agree Sun News could win a market share in a regional or even a city of Toronto survey
perhaps even a ratings diary in a specific market, but if you are trying to tell me that Sun
News is number 1 in Canada, you are delusional. For the moment CTV, CBC and Global
are likely the most watched. and will be for some time to come because nationally Sun
News simply does not have the resources to compete financially on a national level, not
yet at least anyway. For someone to make the statement especially if it was Sun News.
it like George Bush landing on the aircraft carrier saying Mission Accomplished in the
Middle East. We all know the truth about that now too don't we

You are correct in that CTV, CBC, Global etc dominate the ratings, but I certainly wouldn't count Sun out, they're backed by Quebecor, which has a substantial media presence in this country.
 

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