CTV’s Monday night election coverage, wall to wall from coast-to-coast for the first time, went entirely without commercial introduction. While as a viewer I was delighted, I was wondering if it was a concious corporate choice .. or if the sales department failed to find any interested sponsors.
Because I was usually involved in local election night coverage, I am unaware of the Canadian TV tradition on such occasons. While one might expect the CBC coverage to be without commercials, I would think that CTV management might want to grab any bucks available. Did Global also abstain from commercials?
The only spots I saw election night were during the Vancouver Island-centred CHEK coverage, which began quite late at 9 pm. Too late, in my editorial opinion.
PS .. I watched CTV almost continously because they were visually updating BC ridings throughout the evening on the right hand side of their HD picture. It served to eliminate my typical channel flipping habits.