Audiences for Quebec political TV debates shrinking

Thursday's debate drew nearly 1.3-million viewers

Thursday night's Quebec election debate drew an audience of nearly 1.3-milliom viewers.

That's according to the consortium of TV broacdasters.

The figure is said to be well below that of a similar debate in 2012.

That figure is reported to be more than 1.6-million viewers.

A debate in 2008 involving Liberal leader Jean Charest, PQ counterpart Pauline Marois, and Action Democratique leader Mario Dumont had an audience of nearly 2-million people.


Photo credit:

Leave a comment:

showing all comments · Subscribe to comments
  1. Kelley posted on 03/22/2014 11:57 AM
    A. The hockey game was on;
    B. Everyone knew the answers to serious questions would be staged;
    C. The candidates lacked lustre.

    I flipped back and forth between the hockey game and the debate...both were predictable and disappointing... Just so you know, I am normally an optimist!
showing all comments

News Videos

Latest News

  • Taking a hard line with Russia

    European Union foreign ministers are meeting to consider further sanctions against Russia because of the downing of the Malaysian jetliner, with Britain and some other countries demanding much tougher measures. Read More
  • 'King of Pot' faces 30 years behind bars

    The so-called “king of pot,” Jimmy Cournoyer of Laval, is facing a drug trafficking sentence in New York, after he imported 109 tonnes of marijuana into the country. Read More