Last Sunday was not only an amazing example of how much television Quebec Francophones watch, but a testament to how little variety they enjoy.
A total of 3.5 million people were watching just three different shows at 8:00PM, Star Acadamie (Quebec-American Idol), the Jutras Award show (Quebec-Academy Awards) and Loft Story(Quebec-Big Brother)
That's over 50% of the entire French population of Quebec.
Star Acadamie drew an amazing 2.5 million viewers.
That means that 4 out of every 10 Francophone Quebeckers were tuned in!
Comparing the number of viewers proportionally, 4 times as many Quebeckers watched Star Acadamie as compared to Americans who watched last year's American Idol finale!