CTV’s all-new original eight-part docu-series THIS IS POP airs Saturdays at 10 p.m. ET/PT, beginning March 6, on CTV, and the all-new CTV.ca and CTV app. See the press release for details on each hour-long episode.
W5 will air an hour-long documentary special COVID: YEAR TWO this Saturday, March 6 at 7 p.m. ET/PT on CTV, Saturday at 10 p.m. on CTV2 and Sunday on CTV News Channel (see local listings). (Press Release)
SUNDAY, MARCH 7
8:00 PM HOLMES FAMILY EFFECT (Season Finale)
9:00 PM MASTERCHEF CANADA
10:00 PM WHO WANTS TO BE A MILLIONAIRE (Spring Premiere, s-ABC)
ELLEN'S GAME OF GAMES moves to Sundays at 9 PM on NBC starting March 7. CTV will skip that episode and begin airing the program at 8 PM ET starting March 14.
THE MASKED SINGER debuts Wednesday, March 10 at 8 PM ET. (s-FOX)
THURSDAY, MARCH 11 (Regular Schelue)
7:00 PM ET STATION 19 (Spring Premiere, Crossover with Grey's Anatomy, pre-ABC 8 PM ET)
8:00 PM ET YOUNG SHELDON (s-CBS)
8:31 PM ET B POSITIVE (s-CBS)
9:00 PM ET GREY'S ANATOMY (Spring Premiere, s-ABC)
10:00 PM ET LAW & ORDER: SPECIAL VICTIMS UNIT (post-NBC 9 PM ET)
Check your local listings; Central Time Zone will have STATION 19 and GREY'S ANATOMY in simsub, followed by YOUNG SHELDON, B POSITIVE and LAW & ORDER.
Big Bang Theory is used as filler in gaps between sim sub programming. Bell owns the rights so it's cheap and this time of year a lot of shows are on hiatus or reruns until the spring sweeps which will be busy again. I don't think they've given up on broadcast tv as anything on US network TV that Bell owns the rights for will go to CTV as there is no chance they want to lose the simsub ad revenue. That being said, anything on cable in the states or rerun there's a 50-50 chance it goes straight to Crave vs a specialty channel with the exceptions of Comedy, Discovery or TSN as those are probably the only 3 specialty channels they have that bring in strong revenue (not including the Crave / HBO channels).
It's all about maximizing revenue and profit. Advertising and carriage fees are stagnant so non-premium specialty channels get lots of cheap syndicated programming and Cancon filler. They carry just enough new, popular programming to keep subscriptions and ad rates up. CTV OTA only makes money on popular programming advertising so they stack their OTA channels with popular US OTA shows. The premium content goes to premium services like Crave or HBO movie channels and streaming services that have significantly higher revenue. Splitting available content between multiple channels and services is another way to maximize revenue. That's why Bell has so many channels and streaming services that carry only a few, often one or two, popular new programs at any one time. It's also why large programming packages evolved and why it's often necessary to purchase a large base package in order to get a relatively small number of the most popular channels or services that have the best programming.
New 10-episode drama REBEL airs Thursdays at 10 p.m. ET/PT on CTV, beginning April 8. (s-ABC)
Paired alongside THE CONNERS on CTV, HOME ECONOMICS premieres Wednesday, April 7 at 10 p.m. ET/PT, before moving to its regular Wednesdays at 9:30 p.m. ET/PT timeslot, beginning April 14. (post-ABC 8:30)
KUNG FU reboot airs Wednesdays at 8 p.m. ET/PT on CTV2 beginning April 7. (s-CW)
BIG SKY returns with all-new episodes Tuesdays at 10 p.m. ET/PT on CTV, beginning April 13. (s-ABC)
THE OSCARS air live on Sunday, April 25 at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT. This year's BILLBOARD MUSIC AWARDS air Sunday, May 23 at 8 p.m. ET/PT.
With the premiere of Rebel, do CTV and its sister channels drop Law & Order: SVU? If true, this will be the first time in decades that CTV/Bell does not carry any first-run version of Law & Order franchise.
Here are the CTV schedule highlights for the next few weeks, as long as ABC has new episodes on Thursdays. Otherwise, I wouldn't be surprised to see CTV move YOUNG SHELDON, B POSITIVE or LAW & ORDER: SVU into the simsub timeslot if the opportunity arises.
7:30 pm - 8:00 pm ET YOUNG SHELDON (10 pm Central)
8:00 pm - 9:00 pm ET STATION 19 (s-ABC)
9:00 pm - 10:01 pm ET GREY'S ANATOMY (s-ABC)
10:01 pm - 11:00 pm ET REBEL (s-ABC)
8:00 pm - 8:30 pm B POSITIVE (post-CBS Thursday)
9:00 pm - 9:30 pm THE CONNERS
9:30 pm - 10:00 pm HOME ECONOMICS
10:00 pm - 11:00 pm LAW & ORDER: SPECIAL VICTIMS UNIT (post-NBC Thursday)
CTVannounced broadcast details for the 93RD OSCARS, airing live Sunday, April 25 at 8 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. PT on CTV, and the all-new CTV.ca and CTV app. (s-ABC) OSCARS: INTO THE SPOTLIGHT airs at 6:30 p.m. ET / 3:30 p.m. PT. (s-ABC) ETALK PREVIEWS THE OSCARS airs Friday, April 23 at 7 p.m. ET/PT (encore Sunday, April 25 at 5:30 p.m. ET) ETALK’s post-awards coverage on Monday, April 26 at 7 p.m. ET/PT on CTV. ETALK’s full post-OSCARS coverage can also be found on Etalk.ca and @etalkctv. YOUR MORNING covers this year’s OSCAR-nominated films, airing weekdays at 6 a.m. ET/PT on CTV. Post-award show coverage on Monday, April 26. Then, THE MARILYN DENIS SHOW airs live at 10 a.m. ET on CTV plus, THE SOCIAL co-hosts dissect the biggest moments of the night at 1 p.m. ET/PT on CTV.
Additional OSCAR programming on E! on Sunday, April 25: DAILY POP: OSCARS 2021 at 2 p.m. ET/PT. E!’S BRUNCH AT THE OSCARS at 3 p.m. ET/PT. E! LIVE FROM THE RED CARPET: OSCARS 2021 at 5 p.m. ET/PT. E! AFTER PARTY OSCARS 2021 at 11 p.m. ET/PT.
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