It's a Beautiful Day for THE 2013 JUNO AWARDS With Nearly Two Million Viewers on CTV

- Canada's Music Awards grows 24% from last year, wins Sunday for A18-34 -
- Encore broadcast airs Saturday on CTV Two and is now on demand at Junos.CTV.ca -
- #JUNOAwards trends for a full 24 hours -

To tweet this release: http://bit.ly/Y0ljUc

"This says more about Canada than it does about me. Because only in Canada there can be such a freak as k.d. lang receiving this award. Only in Canada can there be people like Stompin' Tom and Rita MacNeil. It is okay to be you. It is okay to let your freak flags fly and embrace the quirk meister that's inside of us."
- Canadian Hall of Fame inductee k.d. lang

TORONTO, April 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ - CTV's broadcast of THE 2013 JUNO AWARDS garnered 1.91 million viewers last night, growing 24% from last year's broadcast (1.54 million) and winning the night among younger viewers aged 18-34. Hosted by the charismatic Michael Bublé, the two-hour broadcast from Regina's Brandt Centre is the third most-watched JUNO AWARDS on record on CTV*. Nearly seven million viewers watched some or all of the broadcast, which peaked with 2.5 million viewers during Michael Bublé's first television performance of his new single "It's A Beautiful Day." The full show, including the popular opening segment featuring appearances by Russell Peters, Kelly Ripa, Gerard Butler, and Dr. Phil, is available on demand now at Junos.CTV.ca and on the CTV App.

Also to note:

  • CTV led every hour from 7-11 p.m. Sunday night with the Top 3 audiences of the day with total viewers, A25-54, and A18-49: THE AMAZING RACE, THE 2013 JUNO AWARDS, and THE MENTALIST.
  • Year-over-year, THE JUNO AWARDS were also up double-digits with A25-54 (+15%), and saw double-digit growth among total viewers in all markets.
  • THE 2013 JUNO AWARDS was the #1 non-sports program in core prime with total viewers in all markets.

**Media Note** - Download photos from last night's THE 2013 JUNO AWARDS at bellmediapr.ca.

CTV extended the JUNO Awards experience online, on Facebook, and on the CTV iPad App, with viewers adding thousands of comments and interactions about last night's broadcast. CTV's broadcast of the THE 2013 JUNO AWARDS was also a hot topic on Twitter. The hashtag #JUNOAwards has now been trending for an amazing 24 hours. As of this afternoon, it was still in the Top 5. Other topics trending last night included k.d. lang, Leonard Cohen, Michael Bublé, and Marianas Trench. At 8:30 p.m. ET, six of the Top 10 trending topics, including #CTV, were JUNO Awards related. In total there were 11 JUNO-related topics trending during the broadcast.

Encore broadcasts of THE 2013 JUNO AWARDS air at the following times:

  • Tonight at 10 p.m. and 3 a.m.ET on MuchMusic
  • Tuesday, April 23 at 2 p.m. ET on MuchMusic
  • Friday, April 26 at 8 p.m ET on MuchMore
  • Saturday, April 27 at 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. ET on MuchMore
  • Saturday, April 27 at 8 p.m. ET on CTV Two

Regina pulled out all the stops for last night's broadcast, which featured performances by multiple award-winner Carly Rae Jepsen; JUNO Award winners Marianas Trench, who literally flew over the crowd; Metric, fresh from their stint at Cochella; Saskatchewan natives The Sheepdogs, who rocked the enthusiastic crowd; Billy Talent, who was joined on stage by award-winner Serena Ryder after she kicked off the broadcast with her hit single, "Stompa," and up-and-comer Hannah Georgas in her JUNO AWARDS debut. Additionally Classified with David Myles and The Tenors took to the stage as musical presenters. Anne Murray made a rare appearance to induct her friend, k.d. lang, who also performed, into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame. The induction was followed by congratulatory messages from the likes of Tony Bennett, Leonard Cohen, Jane Siberry, and Shania Twain. The audience took to their feet after lang's thank you speech, which referred to how much she loved her country. Bublé poignantly closed the show surrounded by audience members for a special rendition of his song "Home."

Since CTV joined forces with CARAS in 2002, the JUNO Awards have travelled across Canada, bringing an exhilarating live concert to millions of Canadians. CTV has broadcast THE JUNO AWARDS from St. John's, N.F. (2002), Ottawa (2003), Edmonton (2004), Winnipeg (2005), Halifax (2006), Saskatoon (2007), Calgary (2008), Vancouver (2009), St. John's, N.F. for a second time (2010), Toronto (2011) Ottawa for a second time (2012), and Regina (2013). Winnipeg also becomes a second-time host city for the JUNO Awards next year.

THE 2013 JUNO AWARDS is produced by Insight Productions in association with CTV and The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS). Executive Producers are John Brunton and Barbara Bowlby for Insight Productions, and Melanie Berry and Ed Robinson for CARAS. Lindsay Cox is Supervising Producer. Corrie Coe is Senior Vice-President, Independent Production. Mike Cosentino is Senior Vice President, Programming, CTV Networks. Phil King is President, CTV Programming and Sports.

Broadcast sponsors of THE 2013 JUNO AWARDS are Chevrolet, Garnier, TD Bank Group and Virgin Mobile.

Sponsors of the THE 2013 JUNO AWARDS include FACTOR, Canada's Private Radio Broadcasters and The Government of Canada through the Department of Canadian Heritage's "Canada Music Fund," Radio Starmaker Fund, the Province of Saskatchewan, PotashCorp, the City of Regina, the Regina Hotel Association, the City of Moose Jaw, and TD.

About CARAS
The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences/L'académie canadienne des arts et des sciences de l'enregistrement (CARAS) is a not-for-profit organization created to preserve and enhance the Canadian music and recording industries and to contribute toward higher artistic and industry standards. The main focus of CARAS is the exploration and development of ongoing opportunities to showcase and promote Canadian artists and music through vehicles such as The JUNO Awards and other year-round initiatives. For more information on the 42nd Annual JUNO Awards or The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS) please visit www.junoawards.ca or www.carasonline.ca.

About Bell Media Independent Production
Bell Media has commissioned and co-produced some of Canada's most-watched and most-acclaimed original programming, while working with the best Canadian independent producers in the country. Hit CTV series include ratings success stories SAVING HOPE, MOTIVE, and THE LISTENER, and the recently concluded game changer FLASHPOINT. New for 2013 on CTV are the drama series PLAYED (working title), relationship comedy SATISFACTION, multi-cam office comedy SPUN OUT, and THE AMAZING RACE CANADA, a Canadian-produced, complementary version of the hit international series. Among the scripted series on Bell Media specialty channels are the two-time Emmy®-nominated hit DEGRASSI, ORPHAN BLACK, and upcoming drama BITTEN, as well as reality series PANIC BUTTON. In total, Bell Media ordered 26 new original Canadian series in 2012, and put 35 scripted projects into development.

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 10 years in a row. CTV is a division of Bell Media, Canada's premier multimedia company with leading assets in television, radio and digital. Bell Media is owned by 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.

Web Links:
Official JUNO Awards website: www.junoawards.ca
CTV's JUNO Awards website: www.junos.ctv.ca
CARAS website: www.carasonline.ca
CTV website: www.ctv.ca

Source: BBM Canada. 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 Bell Media




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