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Friday, October 27, 2006
Coming up, thanks to the CBC
on CBC-TV: Upcoming Guests* Oct. 30 - Nov. 2
MONDAY, OCTOBER 30
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 31
Fear Special: George Stroumboulopoulos takes the Fear Doctor down a dark
alley to find out how pervasive fear is in our lives
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 1
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 2
*Guests subject to change
THE HOUR broadcasts on CBC Television at 11:00 p.m. on CBC Television
and 8:00 p.m. ET on CBC Newsworld.
For more information on THE HOUR, visit www.cbc.ca/thehour
I would like to share a letter addressed to us but it goes to all fans of The Hour, George S., and all the fans of CBC.
I am contacting those of you who I could find contact info for and hoping
that you'll spread the word. I don't know if you are just George fans or CBC fans in general,
but if you are willing I could use your assistance.
From what I understand the Hour last Sunday got only 69 thousand viewers
for the Tragically Hip show. I can only assume that this means people
didn't know it was on. If I announced right now that there was a free Hip
show in downtown Toronto tonight, it's a safe bet it would draw 69 thousand people.
Anyway, being a sometimes CBC employee who doesn't work there right now I am free to do as I please without checking with managers or having to
answer to anyone so I have started a friends of the CBC myspace, http://www.myspace.com/cbclove a CBC google group http://groups.google.ca/group/theCBC , Created a web button that people can use
on their web sites http://www.publicbroadcasting.ca/support.html have a little 'we love the CBC' petition thing going http://www.petitiononline.com/Love4CBC/petition.html etc., all in the hope of getting the word out about, and generating interest in things CBC through other than official channels.
If any of you would like to participate in, help with or help get the word
out about any of this it would be greatly appreciated. Oh, in case you
don't know, I'm also the one who does publicbroadcasting.ca
I would like to reply to Justin as a fan of the CBC and a stroumboulopouli, I am very happy to support the CBC. I am now proud to be a 'friend' of the CBC on myspace.
But I am curious about the ratings quoted. I would like to know if the ratings are added up by how many watch the show on CBC Newsworld (that time varies by timezone), plus on CBC main at 11 and do they count the thousands who watch the show online... It's on what.... 3 times a night plus anytime you want online... are they counting all of that?
No, I don't think so.
I was confronted by a 'pro-con' on insidethecbc who said The Hours ratings 'can't get any lower'.
I am curious where people are getting the numbers and what do the numbers represent...