As if that wasn’t enough, they also get private sector ads just like their competitors.
So, they get public money and private money, leading to a totally uncompetitive playing field.
And yet, their ratings are still in the toilet.
According to Numeris, out of the top 30 shows in Canada in terms of ratings between August 13 and August 19, 2018, not a single show was from CBC.
To get a sense of how bad CBC’s ratings are, consider that not even one of CBC’s highly-funded programs could beat reruns of Border Security, or Wheel of Fortune.