State-owned CBC once AGAIN fails to crack top 30 in ratings …except for hockey games

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As I’ve documented approximately 1,000 times, the state-owned CBC has once again failed to crack the top 30 in ratings. Except for its broadcast of hockey games, for which the taxpayer-funded government operation bought the broadcast rights by outbidding, using taxpayer dollars, competing private citizen-owned networks.

Statistics from BBM, April 16-22, 2012.

As the table also once again shows, despite the countless BILLIONS upon BILLIONS heaped upon the “arts” community including not only the state-owned CBC but also Canadian television writers and producers, none of the top shows are even Canadian, except for the CTV News.  They’re American.

Which leads to another important feature which reoccurs in these charts virtually every time: CTV News dominates the news in Canada, with the Global network’s newscasts usually coming in second. No, not the state media’s newscasts.  And now in Canada there’s Sun News, which has the potential to move up the ranks just as Fox News Channel completely took over the cable news ratings in the U.S., and became number one in ratings by far.

And once again there’s this: Whether we’re talking about the failure of the state-owned, taxpayer-funded CBC, or Canadian viewing habits in general, we can see that the various Canadian governments’ incessant push to spend tens of billions of taxpayer dollars to create a Canadian industry by way of constant government “stimulus” and sundry arts welfare programs and tax breaks is a mammoth blunder. And the almost Orwellian effort of the federal governments over the decades to engineer a “Canadian culture” by government decree  —  using taxpayer funding and government policy and regulation  —   is a disaster. And here again we can see where their meddling in the free-market economy as a general matter is yet another massive failure.

State-owned media should be banned in this country, and that notion should be enshrined in our constitution. And the government should stop meddling in the market; and stop trying to engineer a culture.

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ALSO SEE: New post at BoldColors.net on Fox News Channel advancing even further ahead of CNN and MSNBC

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