2014

Fall Season Update: CTV's MARVEL'S AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D is Canada's #1 New Program

- MARVEL'S AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D. also is the most-watched new fall series on record in Canada -
- CTV claims four of the Top 6 new series, including the #1 new drama and #1 new reality series -
- With six of the Top 7 most-watched programs overall, CTV also remains home to Canada's most-watched program, THE BIG BANG THEORY -
- CTV sees double-digit growth on Tuesday in primetime -

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TORONTO, Nov. 26, 2013 /CNW/ - Two months into the fall television season, new data from BBM Canada confirms that CTV delivers at least four of the Top 5 most-watched programs with total viewers and all key adult demos, and four of the Top 6 most-watched new programs. Overall, CTV has more Top 10 and Top 20 programs than all other networks in total viewers and all key adult demos.

Already Canada's #1 new series, MARVEL'S AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D. has also become the most-watched new fall program on record in Canada. Anchoring CTV's Tuesday night lineup, MARVEL'S AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D. has helped contribute to double-digit growth on Tuesdays over last fall, up a substantial 24% in primetime (7-11 p.m.). The strong programming block, which also includes new comedies THE GOLDBERGS and TROPHY WIFE, has also become home to PERSON OF INTEREST, which has instantly become a Top 20 series since its move to CTV.

CTV's stability is evidenced by the fact it is the only Canadian network to have seen its fall schedule remain intact throughout the season. Additionally, the fall season has seen the average age of a CTV viewer drop by one year to 45, making CTV the second-youngest conventional network in the country. Meanwhile, bolstered by a revamp of its schedule, CTV Two has seen its primetime audience grow by 10% over last year.

"The combination of some of the season's most-anticipated new series and the ongoing strength of our returning programs has resulted in a strong fall for CTV," said Phil King, President, CTV Programming and Sports. "We look forward to building upon this momentum into a solid winter season, featuring the return of THE FOLLOWING, the debut of INTELLIGENCE, and some amazing homegrown series including MASTERCHEF CANADA, SAVING HOPE, and MOTIVE."

Canada's Top New Programs:

CTV delivers four out of the Top 6 new programs, including Canada's #1 drama and overall series, and #1 new reality series.

Rank Network Program Total Viewers
1 CTV MARVEL'S AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D. 2,481,000
2 Global THE BLACKLIST 2,176,000
3 CTV MASTERCHEF JUNIOR 1,604,000
4 Global SLEEPY HOLLOW 1,502,000
5 CTV HOSTAGES 1,311,000
6 CTV THE TOMORROW PEOPLE 1,204,000

Among the key A25-54 and A18-49 demos, the story is also strong: CTV delivered 60% of the Top 10 new programs, while Global and City delivered 20% each.

Rank Network Program A25-54 A18-49
1 CTV MARVEL'S AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D. 1,304,000 1,320,000
2 Global THE BLACKLIST 955,000 917,000
3 Global SLEEPY HOLLOW 757,000 753,000
4 CTV MASTERCHEF JUNIOR 753,000 734,000
5 City MOM 596,000 593,000
6 CTV HOSTAGES 563,000 545,000
7 CTV THE TOMORROW PEOPLE 541,000 528,000
8 CTV THE GOLDBERGS 490,000 478,000
9 CTV TROPHY WIFE 470,000 460,000
10 City THE CRAZY ONES 448,000 455,000

Canada's Most-Watched Programs:

Season-to-date, CTV delivers six of Canada's Top 7 most-watched programs, including the #1 series, #1 comedy, and #1 reality series.

Rank Network Program Total Viewers
1 CTV THE BIG BANG THEORY 4,132,000
2 Global NCIS 2,767,000
3 CTV CRIMINAL MINDS 2,592,000
4 CTV MARVEL'S AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D. 2,481,000
5 CTV CSI 2,480,000
6 CTV THE AMAZING RACE 2,421,000
7 CTV GREY'S ANATOMY 2,355,000
8 Global NCIS: LOS ANGELES 2,304,000
9 Global SURIVIOR: BLOOD VS. WATER 2,276,000
10 CBC HOCKEY NIGHT IN CANADA 2,215,000
11 Global THE BLACKLIST 2,176,000
12 Global BONES 2,006,000
13 Global HAWAII FIVE-O 1,995,000
14 CTV BLUE BLOODS 1,945,000
15 CTV CASTLE 1,892,000
16 CTV PERSON OF INTEREST 1,884,000
17 CTV THE MENTALIST 1,882,000
18 CTV TWO AND A HALF MEN 1,881,000
19 CTV THE VOICE 1,790,000
20 Global ELEMENTARY 1,743,000

About CTV
CTV is Canada's #1 private broadcaster. Featuring a wide range of quality news, sports, information, and entertainment programming, CTV has been Canada's most-watched television network for the past 12 years in a row. CTV is a division of Bell Media, Canada's premier multimedia company with leading assets in television, radio, digital and Out-of-Home. Bell Media is part of BCE Inc. (TSX, NYSE: BCE), Canada's largest communications company. More information about CTV can be found on the network's website at ctv.ca

Source: BBM Canada, Fall 2012: Sept. 24-Nov. 11/2012, Fall 2013: Sept. 23-Nov. 10/2013. Primetime 7-11pm.
Audiences prior to August 31, 2009 based on BBM Nielsen Media Research Mark II meters.
CTV electronic audience databases incorporate data beginning in 1994.

SOURCE CTV




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