Dragon’s Den

The biggest season in Dragons’ Den history scored a massive hit for CBC Television last night, capping off the start of CBC’s fall entertainment lineup.  Over 1.32 million viewers tuned in for the full debut episode of the fourth season, watching aspiring entrepreneurs pitch their business ideas to the Dragons.

CBC Television is off to one of its best seasons ever with strong ratings across the board.  Rick Mercer Report bungeed to 1.295 million viewers on Tuesday at 8 p.m. followed by 22 Minutes with 774,000 and Being Erica with 793,000.  On Wednesday, The Tudors reigned with 835,000 viewers.  Last week saw the debut of The Ron James Show drawing 803,000.

“Our programs are clearly connecting with Canadians on a number of fronts, the excitement of Dragons’ Den, the great comedy of Rick Mercer Report, 22 Minutes and The Ron James Show , the drama of Being Erica and The Tudors, “ said  Richard Stursberg, Executive Vice President CBC Television.  “Canadians are tuning into great Canadian entertainment on CBC.”

From a media release:

National Auditions Begin for New Season of CBC Television’s Hit Reality Show

Do you have the business plan to reignite Canada’s lagging economy? Prime your big ideas and innovations for CBC Television’s DRAGONS’ DEN. The Dragons are ready to invest their money in your business.

CBC Television is once again offering aspiring Canadian entrepreneurs the chance to turn their inventions and schemes into real-life, money-making businesses. Back for its fourth season, auditions for DRAGONS’ DEN begin Saturday, March 14, 2009. Detailed information about locations and tips on how to pitch your business are available at www.cbc.ca/dragonsden. Aspiring entrepreneurs may also apply via an online application forum on the DRAGONS’ DEN website.