Radio & Television

Radio Ratings: Sports talk, traffic stations suffered through pandemic

By Steve Faguy MONTREAL — Ratings for sports-talk radio stations in Canada's five largest markets rebounded this summer after losing half their audience in the spring as the Covid-19 pandemic ground sporting events to a halt, according to a analysis of public Numeris data (please see charts below). The eight stations (four TSN, three Sportsnet and one RNC Media) in Vancouver, Edmonton, Calgary, Toronto, and Montreal saw a combined average minute audience of 17,200 in the three months ending Feb. 23. In the spring, when NHL and NBA teams would normally be making playoff runs and MLB and MLS...

Our industry and COVID-19

We've gathered a number of links where Canadian cable, radio, television, telecom and wireless companies have posted their responses to the Covid-19 pandemic.