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CBC-TV was the biggest winner in this spring's version of the local-news ratings race, according to figures released this week by the Bureau of Broadcast Measurement.
CTV maintained its dominant position among local newscasts, despite a dip in ratings, while CBC leapfrogged Global to take over second spot among Winnipeg's supper-hour news programs.
CTV News drew an average audience of 126,700 during the spring BBM ratings period, compared to 165,800 in the same period last year. CBC News at Six increased its viewership dramatically, attracting an audience of 43,600 compared to 31,200 last spring.
Time Program National Toronto Calgary
4:00 p.m. Fashion File 22,000 3,000 No rating
4:30 p.m. Rick Mercer 34,000 No rating No rating
5:00 p.m. The Simpsons 169,000 13,000 9,000
5:30 p.m. Wheel of Fortune 370,000 18,000 3,000
6:00 p.m. Local News 294,000 44,000 6,000
7:00 p.m. Coronation Street 557,000 173,000 11,000
7:30 p.m. Jeopardy! 683,000 161,000 9,000