Ratings No Laughing Matter For Jann Arden's New TV Series

The proof is in the pudding (or at least the ratings). JANN, the satirical, almost but not quite biographical CTV comedy show, has more than its core of ardent supporters.

Following its premiere last Wednesday (March 20), CTV reports its new original comedy series JANN is the most-watched Canadian comedy this broadcast year.

Following five days of PVR playback, the premiere episode has a cumulative average audience of 1.4 million viewers for its night-of and week-end encore broadcast on March 23.

Building on its Wednesday night success, the episode has reached 2.8 million viewers across all airings, marking it as the biggest Canadian comedy debut since the network’s 2017 launch of The Indian Detective starring Russell Peters.

Adding fuel to the rating, the debut episode was available during a 16-day preview on multiple platforms including CTV.ca, CTV On Demand, Crave, and CTV’s YouTube page.

“We’re delighted Canadians are responding to the comedic brilliance of Jann Arden with such enthusiasm,” Executive Producer and Bell Media President Randy Lennox stated, adding that he’s thrilled that “Jann gets funnier with each episode.”

In tonight’s show the singing satirist is recording a “We Are the World” stylized charity song about empowering women, but when she learns she has a bit part in the chorus she demands a solo part. The episode guest stars Calgary-born “Hideaway” hit songstress Kiesza.

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