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Specialty: OVERVIEW

Corus Specialties dominate the category followed by Bell Media.

Sports stations command double the average minute viewership of top stations.


Total Canada Specialty & Digital Combined
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Top 20 Specialty Channels
Jan – Dec 2017

Rank Specialty Station A25-54 AMA
1 Sportsnet National 48.3
2 TSN 45.5
3 W Network 29.1
4 History 28.5
5 Showcase 28.0
6 HGTV 24.7
7 Space 24.7
8 Discovery 24.7
9 YTV 21.7
10 Comedy 21.2
11 TSN 1 17.5
12 FOOD 18.3
13 Bravo! 16.9
14 Teletoon Eng 16.0
15 TSN 4 14.6
16 CBC News Network 11.3
17 Sportsnet One 10.9
18 MUCH 10.9
19 Disney 10.4
20 E! 9.9
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Specialty: Bell

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I AM THE NIGHT I Am the Night is based on the true story of Fauna Hodel, who was given away at birth to a black casino restroom attendant in 1949. When Fauna eventually begins looking into her past, she finds herself on a trail that leads her to the infamous gynecologist, Dr. George Hodel, who was a suspect in the Black Dahlia murder

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LA'S FINEST The series follows Syd Burnett (Gabrielle Union), last seen in Miami taking down a drug cartel, who has left her complicated past behind to become an LAPD detective. Paired with a new partner, Nancy McKenna (Jessica Alba), a working mom with an equally complex past, Syd is pushed to examine whether her unapologetic lifestyle might be masking a greater personal secret. These two women don’t agree on much, but they find common ground when it comes to taking on the most dangerous criminals in Los Angeles in this character-driven drama.

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GONE Years after surviving her real life child-abduction nightmare, Kit Lannigan (Levien Rambin) joins Frank Novak (Chris Noth), the FBI agent who rescued her, on a special task force to solve missing persons and abduction cases.

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THE OTHER TWO The Other Two stars Drew Tarver as a 29-year-old aspiring actor wondering why he can’t get better auditions than “Man At Party Who Smells Fart,” and Heléne Yorke as Brooke, his 30-year-old sister and former professional child dancer who aspires to be anything other than what she is right now. As the two siblings work towards finding themselves, they must also confront the dueling emotions of envy and pride brought on by the overnight internet fame of their younger brother, 12-year-old Chase, played by real-life musical sensation Case Walker.

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SOUTH SIDE At its core, South Side is an ensemble workplace comedy set in and around a rent-to-own store in the working class neighborhood of Englewood on the South Side of Chicago. The series centers around two longtime friends trying to better their lives despite the numerous socioeconomic and political obstacles they face on a daily basis, authentically exploring the ups and downs of the ensemble of characters, as well as the people they come into contact with while on the job and off-the-clock.

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LET'S GET PHYSICAL Let’s Get Physical allows middle-aged slacker Joe Force, who makes a reluctant comeback in the fitness industry after his Dad, the” Godfather of Aerobics,” unexpectedly passes away and leaves Joe the broken down family gym with eccentric provisions attached in order to claim his fortune and estate.

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VINTAGE TECH HUNTERS This show features charismatic collectors Shaun Hatton and Bohus Blahut who have turned an obsession with retro pop culture finds into their dream jobs. The vibrant duo scours Canada and the U.S., rooting through rickety attics, dusty garages, flea markets, and auctions for rare and nostalgic treasures. From original Nintendo Game Boys and priceless first-edition computers to animatronic toys, the pair aims to uncover rare and nostalgic treasures – because to the right collector, they’re worth a fortune.

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DISASTERS AT SEA Docudrama about the most perplexing and deadly marine disasters of our time, recreated through the visceral first-hand accounts of the seamen and women on their worst day, and for some, their finest hour. In each story, there are heroes who exerted herculean efforts to save their colleagues. But there can also be villains, both intentional and accidental; whose negligent or incompetent acts meant demise was inevitable. These often-conflicting reports leave the cause of the sinking unknown and mysterious. Disasters At Sea unravels these mysteries through a second set of key characters - the marine investigators whose job it was to separate fact from fiction, fill in the unknown and identify cause and effect. The conclusions are dramatic, unexpected and profound.

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DEADLY CLASS This new series follows disillusioned teen recruited into a storied high school for assassins. Set against the backdrop of the late 80’s counter culture, Deadly Class is a coming of age story unlike anything you’ve ever seen. Based on the smash hit comic series of the same name by Rick Rememder

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CASTLE ROCK An original suspense thriller, this first-of-its-kind explores the themes and worlds that unite the entire Stephen King canon while brushing up against some if his most iconic and beloved stories taking place in the fictional Maine town of Castle Rock, which has figured prominently in King’s literary career. Cujo, The Dark Half, IT and Needful Things as well as novella The Body and numerous short stories such as Rita Hayworth and The Shawshank Redemption are either set there or contain references to the locale.

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THE LADYGANG What happens when you mix a Girls Trip sense of female community with juicy pop culture commentary with no-holds barred celebrity interviews and three equally gorgeous and hilarious L.A. ladies? You not only get a Podcast of the Year winner with over 22 million listens, but a phenomenon that graced People magazine and made Entertainment Weekly’s “Must List”. Podcast creators Keltie Knight, Becca Tobin and Jac Vanek bring their audio show into TV format.

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BUSY TONIGHT Busy Phillips is endlessly entertaining. Now, the ultimate insider with the wildly popular Instagram account brings her star presence and unfiltered hilarious commentary to E’s new talk show. It will feature commentary, interviews, and segments that go beyond her most popular Instagram stories.

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ASHLEY & EVAN Follow Ashley Simpson and Evan Ross, a young millennial couple both from famous families as they balance marriage, kids, and careers. This will also provide viewers with a look into the recording studio to watch their first duet album take flight.

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MARY MAKES IT EASY Mary Berg has a gift for making irresistibly delicious food. Her signature style is beautiful, but approachable; impressive, but never pretentious. For Mary, cooking is about fun and family and a strategic lack of fuss. When it comes to cooking science, Mary is an unapologetic food nerd who loves to demystify the process and break down techniques. Whether it’s an elegant party or an everyday dinner, Mary shows viewers how to dial down their stress with time-saving tips and easy-to-follow advice.

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Specialty: Corus

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CHARMED Charmed is an American fantasy drama reboot of the 1990s hit television show of the same name. The series follows the lives of three sisters — Macy (Madeleine Mantock), Mel (Melonie Diaz), and Maggie (Sarah Jeffery) — who, after the death of their mother, discover they are The Charmed Ones, the most powerful witches, and together they possess the "Power of Three". Their combined powers are used to protect innocents and vanquish supernatural demons.

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ALL AMERICAN Spencer James (Daniel Ezra) is a rising high school football player and “A” student at South Crenshaw High, but Compton is the place he calls home. When Beverly High School’s football coach Billy Baker (Taye Diggs) recruits him to join his team in Beverly Hills, Spencer’s mother, Grace (Karimah Westbrook) and his best friend, Coop (Bre-Z), convince Spencer it’s an opportunity he has to seize. Now, Spencer must navigate two worlds: the south side neighborhood that he knows and the affluent Beverly Hills world that has offered him an opportunity for something bigger.

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ROSEWELL, NEW MEXICO More than maybe anywhere else on Earth, Roswell, New Mexico is ground zero for those who seek proof that aliens exist. Roswell native Liz Ortecho (Jeanie Mason) left it all behind 10 years ago after the death of her beloved older sister, Rosa. But with her father sick, she reluctantly returns to her tourist-trap hometown to move back in with him. When Liz arrives, she reconnects with Max Evans (Nathan Parsons), her teenage crush who is now a Roswell police officer. Their chemistry is instantly electric. But Liz soon discovers a shocking truth: Max is an alien who has kept his unearthly abilities hidden his entire life, along with those of his otherworldly siblings, Isobel and Michael.

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LEGACIES Debuting this fall on Showcase, new supernatural teen soap Legacies continues the story of the iconic heroes and villains of The Vampire Diaries and The Originals. Legacies follows the story of the next generation of supernatural beings at The Salvatore School for the Young and Gifted. It’s here that Klaus Mikaelson’s daughter, 17-year-old Hope Mikaelson (Danielle Rose Russell), Alaric Saltzman’s twins, Lizzie (Jenny Boyd) and Josie Saltzman (Kaylee Bryant) and other young adults – including political scion MG and the mysterious Landon Kirby (Aria Shahghasemi) – come of age in the most unconventional way possible, nurtured to be their best selves, in spite of their worst impulses.

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IN SEARCH OF Hosted and executive produced by Zachary Quinto (Star Trek), In Search Of is a reboot of the classic 1970s television show, examining unexplained phenomena and a wide range of topics spanning from around the world.

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BAKED IN VERMONT Cookbook author, baker, and teacher Gesine Prado hosts Baked in Vermont as she shares her pro baking tips and know-how while serving up delectable sweets and savoury meals at her Vermont farmhouse.

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GIRL MEETS FARM Molly Yeh, cookbook author and food blogger with a big personality, embraces country life in her cozy farmhouse kitchen as she's transplanted from city to farm. There, she brings her own spin on classic comfort food in Girl Meets Farm, debuting this fall.

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Thom & Carson Project Thom Filicia takes Carson Kressley under his wing to teach him interior design by channeling Carson's impeccable sense for fashion. The formidable duo will create breathtaking and affordable home re-designs for their lucky clients using expert skills mixed with their signature endearing charm fans fell in love with during Queer Eye for the Straight Guy.

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SWEET HOME New reality design series Sweet Home follows Jennifer Welch and her design business as she can her team take on residential and commercial clients in Oklahoma City, with always in-style hijinks.

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UNANCHORED Viewers will catch a rare glimpse into the life of young, elite professionals in docu-series Unanchored as they embark on an exclusive yacht festival in the Bahamas.

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BIG CITY CHARM Leading the fall schedule, new series Big City Charm follows house-flipping couple Mark and Elizabeth Perez as they discover the potential in a rundown properties, transform them into the treasure on the block and sell to first-time home owners in Chicago.

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HIDDEN POTENTIAL Coming later this year, new series Hidden Potential features new personality, builder and designer Jasmine Roth as she transforms basic houses into custom dream homes by giving them features that stand out from the crowd and revamps them into custom dream homes.

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RUSTIC REHAB The best in home and design programming is rounded out with real estate and home experts David and Chenoa Rivera as they transform outdated properties into stunning family homes in Rustic Rehab.