CBC’s March 25th broadcast of the 2018 Juno Awards was Canada’s most-watched primetime television program on Sunday, as confirmed by preliminary overnight audience data from Numeris.
Hosted by Michael Bublé and featuring performances from Arcade Fire, Arkells, Daniel Caesar, Diana Krall, Jessie Reyez, Lights, Shawn Hook and The Jerry Cans, the two-hour telecast delivered an average audience of 1.4 million across live and encore broadcasts on CBC television and live broadcasts on CBC Radio One, CBC Music and CBCMusic.ca, with 33 percent of the audience in the 25-54 demo.
The television audience peaked with 1.5 million viewers when Barenaked Ladies with Steven Page reunited onstage to be inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame at 6:24 pm PT/9:24 pm ET. The awards have also been streamed 230,000 times to date in Canada and around the world on Facebook, YouTube, Twitter and cbc.ca/watch.
Broadcast live from a sold-out Rogers Arena in Vancouver and produced by Insight Productions, the Awards marked the return of the annual awards to Canada's public broadcaster, as well as the first-ever simultaneous live broadcast of the Junos in all time zones across Canada and global livestream at cbcmusic.ca/junos.
On social media, #JUNOS was trending number one in Canada on Twitter during the live broadcast, with 290 million impressions overall. CBC Music garnered 22 million Twitter impressions during the broadcast and was one of the most-mentioned accounts of the night.