Genies see highest ratings in 15 years for CBC

More viewers turned into the 31st Annual Genie Awards on CBC than in the last seven years combined, as the William Shatner-hosted celebration of Canadian film saw a 15-year ratings high.
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More viewers turned into the 31st Annual Genie Awards on CBC than in the last seven years combined, as the William Shatner-hosted celebration of Canadian film saw a 15-year ratings high.

The pubcaster broadcast the awards on March 10, when 480,000 viewers tuned in to see Denis Villeneuve’s Incendies take home eight trophies, including best motion picture, achievement in direction and adapted screenplay.

For Playback’s full coverage of last week’s Genie recipients, check here.