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.
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.
Plus, this isn’t just about shows that are big in popular culture.
CTV evening News, CTV national news, CTV evening news weekend, CTV late news, Global news Hour, and Global national were all in the top 30.
CBC News or The National? Nowhere to be found on the list.
So, we are paying tons of money to a network that can’t even get people to watch it.