George Stroumboulopoulos’ CNN show did better in its second week on the air than it did in its debut, but its ratings in the Friday night time slot are still less than impressive.
“Stroumboulopoulos” got 303,000 total viewers for its second episode and its first appearance in its allotted Friday 11 p.m. time slot, according to Nielsen data from TVNewser. That’s up from just 192,000 in its Sunday night debut a week earlier.
But it was only good enough to place third in the ratings race. Fox News’ Bill O’Reilly won the time slot (956,000 total viewers) and “MSNBC Investigates” took second spot (369,000 viewers).
Nevertheless, the growing audience is a good sign for the Canadian TV show host’s foray into American TV. Shows that see ratings slide from a weak debut episode tend to get cancelled quickly. But Strombo’s ratings suggest upward momentum, at least for now.
The show debuted last week to abysmal ratings -- only 192,000 American viewers tuned into the show, the second-lowest rating for CNN in that time slot this year.
Strombo’s show has eight episodes left in its summer run. No word yet on whether it will be extended.
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Things You Don't Want To Say To A Canadian
Canadians are normally pretty nice but there are things you just don't want to say to a Canadian... (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Nathan Denette)
This looks like Monopoly money!
Hey you're from Canada? Do you know my friend Doug?
You lost the War of 1812, right?
Polar bears rooting through your garbage at night must be pretty irritating.
(AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Chris Young)
Do you guys all ski to work and stuff?
Do you have cable / internet / random technology in Canada?
You all speak French right?
What part of America are you from?
Is Vancouver / Edmonton / Calgary close to Toronto?
Do you have a president?
(AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Fred Chartrand)
Is Toronto your capital city?
Say "aboot" for me
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We asked our readers to tell us more things that you shouldn't say to a Canadian. We collected the best responses.
@HuffPostCanada #AngryCanadian Wasn't it wonderful that Ben Affleck thanked Canadians at the Oscars? Were Canadians in Iran?
@HuffPostCanada #AngryCanadian To someone from Toronto: "I have a friend named .... In Vancouver, do you know them?" "No, it's a 3hr flight"
@HuffPostCanada The old chestnut You guys all live in igloos right? #AngryCanadian
@HuffPostCanada #AngryCanadian "Is it warm there in summer? Do you drink maple syrup? You say roof (ruff), tour (tore), and bar (ba) weird."
#AngryCanadian Can't I just call you an American?
@HuffPostCanada "How would you feel about statehood?" #AngryCanadian
@HuffPostCanada #AngryCanadian "You're from Canada? Vancouver is beautiful!" Me: "I wouldn't know." "So, is Newfoundland close to Toronto?"
@HuffPostCanada @rebellionisjoy "So what's the deal with Tim Horton's? I don't get it." #AngryCanadian
@HuffPostCanada Donuts are bad, curling's not a sport, and Bettman is a great NHL commissioner. #AngryCanadian
I DONT SAY ABOOT“@HuffPostCanada: 'Say aboot for me' other things you don't want to say to a Canadian #AngryCanadian http://t.co/8ndPg2UNrX”
@HuffPostCanada -Do you celebrate 4th of July? #angryCanadian