Craig MacBride

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Articles by Craig MacBride
Big Bang Theory

Ratings: Big Bang Theory returns to number one

After two weeks of special events stealing the limelight, the sitcom returns to the top spot, with Survivor: Redemption Island and The Mentalist rounding out the top three.

LL Cool J

Ratings: And the trophy goes to…the Grammys

The award show takes the week’s top spot, with The Big Bang Theory and American Idol rounding out the top three.

Earth - Making of a Planet

Discovery Channel co-production looks at the big picture

Earth: The Making of a Planet explores the third rock from the sun with a CGI extravaganza.


Ratings: Super Bowl gets super ratings

The NFL Final wins the week, with the Super Bowl Pre-Game Show and The Big Bang Theory rounding out the top three.

Raja Khanna AUX

AUX TV asks CRTC to change restrictions

The regulatory body will decide this week if CTV’s request to play fewer music videos means AUX TV can play more.

American Idol

Ratings: American Idol tops the charts

The singing competition beats out the NHL All-Star Skills Competition for the number one spot.


Niagara gets its own TV, with Rick Hodge on sports

The region is getting a dedicated local news channel airing original content from 5 to 11 p.m. every weekday.

Ricky Gervais

Ratings: Golden Globes win the week

Ricky Gervais’ controversial performance during the Jan. 16 broadcast helps CTV capture number one spot.

The Vanilla Ice Project

Vanilla Ice helps renovate DIY Network Canada’s schedule

The 1990s rapper is back on TV with a home reno show, one of three new offerings on the home improvement channel in February.

TV - Generic

TV ‘super media’? Not so fast, says keynote speaker

Financial expert and author Paul Kedrosky took the lectern at Deloitte’s TMT Predictions event yesterday to make some forecasts of his own.

Recipe To Riches

Loblaw helps turn Recipes to Riches for Food Net

The retailer has signed on as the prizing partner for new Food Network Canada show Recipes to Riches, slated to air this fall.

Golf Ball

CRTC approves three new specialty channels

The CRTC approved three television stations last week, awarding Category 2 licenses for channels devoted to golf, Mandarin-language programming and Christian entertainment.