Schitt’s Creek Wraps By the Numbers
(April 16, 2020 – Toronto, ON) When the final episode of the hit comedy series Schitt’s Creek ran on CBC on April 7, it drew a huge audience from its loyal fan base. In fact, according to the Canadian rating agency Numeris, it became as the highest-rated Canadian comedy series for the 2019-20 broadcast season. The series finale, appropriately titled “Happy Ending” was also the most-watched Canadian comedy episode of the 2019-20 season with an average audience of 1.23 million including 572,000 viewers in the 25-54 demographic, the largest audience ever in this age group in the series’ history. And on CBC Gem, it was the most-watched show on the streaming service for the week of April 5 to April 11 accounting for 7 of the top 10 on-demand episodes, with the finale and special Best Wishes, Warmest Regards: A Schitt’s Creek Farewell ranking at #1 and #2, respectively.
Commissioned by CBC, Schitt’s Creek was created by Eugene Levy and Daniel Levy and produced by their own Not A Real Company Productions Inc. Executive producers include Daniel Levy, Eugene Levy, Andrew Barnsley, Fred Levy, David West Read and Ben Feigin. The series is distributed internationally by ITV Studios.
Schitt’s Creek won Canadian Screen Awards consistently over the past few years and was honoured south of the border with four Emmy nominations. If you missed the first season, you can catch a rebroadcast of all episodes on CBC on Tuesday evenings at 8:30 p.m. (9 NT). All seasons of the series as well as the “Best Wishes, Warmest Regards” special are available on CBC’s free streaming service, GEM.