There seems to be a trend here

  • deplorabledave

    They need more money to right this wrong.

    • Maggat

      —or make it wronger.

    • David Murrell

      The CBC needs more money (grease money) to keep on cheerleading the Liberal Justin Trudeau government.

  • moraywatson

    I’m sure that with a little data smoothing, bigger error bars, and some tree ring proxies, Michael Mann could turn that trend line around.

  • Clink9

    And every year we pay more for The Government News Channel.

    • Martin B

      If I had no soul, I would have gone into public broadcasting. The fewer people buy your product, the more money you get. I wish my business worked like that.

    • john700

      I don’t think it was called like that between 2006 and Nov. 2015.

    • terrence22

      It is the Communist Bs Collective

  • Funny, seems like the only time viewership didn’t dip was when Stephen Harper was PM.

    • dance…dancetotheradio

      That’s because the SJWs could go to the National for their Two Minutes Hate every night.
      Now, not so much.

  • BillyHW

    Flip that graph and you’ve got Peter Mansbridge’s salary.

  • DMB
    • Maggat

      Good one, somehow I missed that one. Harper’s biggest mistake, not selling the cbc.

  • Drunk_by_Noon

    Obviously the Internet is to blame, especially for that fall between 1991 & 1995.


  • It’s almost as if it is unwatchable.

    • Solo712

      What do you mean ‘as if’ ?

      • Well, let’s say you fell asleep while watching TV and rolled over on the remote control.

        No, I don’t even think THAT could happen.

  • Tooth&Claw

    It’s gonna get way worse. I cut my cable, and I’m not the only one that no longer watches network news.

    • Maggat

      Same here pal. The only TV in our house is via the internet. Actually about 100% of our TV content is Russian. I often watch Russian shows with the boss, she translates for me. But, basically I get all of my entertainment on the net

    • Sunshine

      I’m also thinking about cutting T.V. cable. The only MSM I watch is FOX News, which I rarely watch, and that I can get on websites. I once went an entire year without opening the T.V. but still paid for it.
      I think many people open their T.V. for the noise effect, meaning there is somebody else in the house.

  • El Martyachi

    It’s ok, if Nikki Ashton gets elected, mandatory viewing will bring those numbers right back up.

    • LairdKintyre

      Well we all need a good laugh.

  • occupant 9

    I’d like to see one more axis added to the graph that shows the CBC budget increases over that same 25 year period, only because I’d like to fall off my chair again.

    • Maggat

      I’m sure it would directly follow the graph, only 100% in reverse.

  • canminuteman

    I used to be a TV news junkie. I managed to ween myself off it and i haven’t watched the TV news in years.

    • LairdKintyre

      When I was a kid in the 70’s and 80’s, the News terrified me. I was sure some day I’d see World War 3 was starting and nukes inbound. I felt incredible relief when the Berlin Wall fell and USSR was history. The first Gulf War made it interesting and then as the 90s wore on it got downright dull. 9 11 turned me into a news junkie and expert on Islam. First I watched TV for awhile after 9 11 then gradually to online news. I haven’t watched tv news in last 5 Years.

    • Waffle

      Me too. I finally pulled the plug over a year ago. I wish quitting smoking were as easy but I’m down to 1 pack every 10 days — trying for 2 packs a month.

  • LairdKintyre

    They forgot to chart the Integrity of Journalists as well. It’s been taking a nosedive the last 25 years or so as well.

  • ontario john

    But what about those heart warming stories every night, “Muslims are wonderful in Canada” series. And that great story today on Canadians playing hockey in North Korea.

  • Millie_Woods

    According to Agriculture Canada the demand for manure actually rose over the same period.

  • Brett_McS

    End game: The same highly-paid staff works to produce … a 24/7 test pattern.

    • Your doggie always looks so sad 🙁

      • Brett_McS

        She’s just realistic.

  • Petrilia

    So, Canadians are paying more than a billion dollars a year for 500,000 people to watch it? This must end.

    • David Murrell

      Trouble is is that it won’t end.

  • Ron MacDonald

    That covers the period Mansbridge hosted CBC News.

  • marty_p

    The National’s viewership is declining at the same rate that Peter Mansbridge is losing his hair and Wendy Mesley is gaining wrinkles.
    What does the CBC expect when they have lost total touch with Ma and Pa out on the Parries and have become a mouthpiece for the urban Liberal left with their constant repetition of “Trudeau is wonderful, Mo’s are wonderful, Israel the US and Trump are evil”.
    Their correspondents are tired – they shuffle the same group around (Middle East correspondent becomes Washington correspondent becomes Ottawa correspondent) in an attempt to keep things fresh and it doesn’t work. Shuffling the deck chairs on the Titanic didn’t prevent the Titanic from sinking and it isn’t going to save the National.

    Pandering to Mo’s (also the Toronto Star & Crescent’s strategy) isn’t going to save them either.