What Happened to the Television Ratings?
As Alan has posted, he and I (and thousands of other fans) became frustrated with the deal made between Curling Canada and the CBC that led to CBC's telecasting a number of evening draws on Country Canada, a channel available only on digital cable or satellite. Needless to say, the ratings for those telecasts were way down.
Also, needless to say, Curling Canada is upset with CBC. My take: they should also be upset with their own negotiators and lawyers who didn't negotiate a tighter contract with CBC. Unless Curling Canada gets its act together soon, many of its events will soon be overshadowed by those of other organizations.