PBS awards , Online Content: FRONTLINE are examples of getting it right.
The Public Television AudiencePBS averaged a 1.1 prime time rating during the 2008-2009 season.**
- More than 59 million people in 37 million households watch public television on-air during an average week. Each month, more than 110 million people watch their local stations and more than 18.7 million people access PBS content online.
- PBS’ prime time audience is significantly larger than many of the commercial channels frequently cited as competitors, including HBO (0.9), History Channel (0.8), Discovery Channel (0.8), CNN (0.8), The Learning Channel (0.7) and Bravo (0.5).-Corporate Facts
Another week that CBC does not have Canadian content in the top 30. The Canadian private networks don't cost us over one billion per year.
Subscribers are growing for PBS, they feel connected to the content. Does anyone feel connected what is being aired from the CBC?