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THE FOLLOWING is Canada's #1 New TV Series

- 2012/2013 TV Season Report Card confirms CTV as Canada's #1 network in total viewers and A25-54 for 12th year in a row -

- CTV claims three out of Canada's Top 4 new programs -

- CTV delivers #1 Canadian series and #1 new Canadian series -

- CTV has more Top 10, 20, and 30 programs than any other network -

- CTV wins six nights per week among key demos -

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TORONTO, June 3, 2013 /CNW/ - CTV's THE FOLLOWING is the #1 new series of the year in Canada with an average audience of 1.74 million viewers, it was confirmed today. Among A25-54 and A18-49, the hit series actually lands in the Top 10 list of the most-watched programs of the season in Canada. THE FOLLOWING led another year full of big moments and bigger audiences as Canada's favourite network continued to pull away from the competition, gaining momentum and increasing its lead over its next closest competitor in all key demos (see below). And with the 2012-13 television season now at a close, BBM Canada data confirms CTV finished the season with 13 out of the Top 20 programs in Canada, one more than last year.

The data reveals that CTV is the most-watched Canadian television network among A18-34 and A18-49 demos for an incredible 11 years running. Among total viewers and the key A25-54 demo, the record extends to 12 straight years. And, once again, CTV ends the season with more Top 20 and Top 30 programs (see below) than all others networks combined for both total viewers and A25-54.

"This has been another winning year for CTV. We have demonstrated strength and stability by focusing on quality," said Phil King, President, CTV Programming and Sports. "CTV delivers mass audiences, desirable demographics, and depth and consistency not found anywhere else. The numbers say it all - if it's big, it's on CTV."

Among original Canadian productions, CTV also delivered the most-watched Canadian series of the year, FLASHPOINT (1.65 million viewers), and the #1 new Canadian series, MOTIVE, which ended its first season with 1.04 million viewers.

CTV wraps up the 2012-13 television season with three of the Top 4 new programs with A25-54 and A18-49, including the #1 new drama (THE FOLLOWING) and the #1 new comedy (ANGER MANAGEMENT). CTV has now delivered the #1 new program of the year for eight of the past 11 years.

Canada's Top 5 New Programs, 2012-13

Rank A25-54 Rank A18-49
1. THE FOLLOWING (CTV) 1. THE FOLLOWING (CTV)
2. ELEMENTARY 2. ELEMENTARY
3. ARROW (CTV) 3. ARROW (CTV)
4. ANGER MANAGEMENT (CTV) 4. ANGER MANAGEMENT (CTV)
5. CHICAGO FIRE 5. CHICAGO FIRE

Source: BBM Canada, Aug 27/12 - May 19/13 (Weeks 1-38), Conventional Television (Final Data).

Demonstrating the strength and depth of its schedule, CTV has more returning programs than any other network. As a result, the network grew its lead in primetime in all key demos over its next closest competitor, especially among younger viewers.

CTV vs. Global in Primetime (7-11 p.m.)

Demo 2011-12 2012-13 Growth
A18-34 +57% +68% +11 %pts
A18-49 +67% +71% +4 %pts
A25-54 +66% +68% +2 %pts

Source: BBM Canada, BY2012-13 (9/24/2012 to 5/19/2013) vs. BY2011-12 (9/19/2011 to 5/20/2012).

A look back at the 2012-13 season reveals that CTV delivered four out of the Top 5 programs among A25-54 and A18-49, and had more Top 20 and Top 30 programs among total viewers and A25-54 than all other networks combined. In fact, among A25-54, CTV (18) had more than twice as many Top 30 programs as Global (7), and six times that of City (3).

Canada's Top 30 Most-Watched Programs, 2012-2013

Total Viewers A25-54
Rank Program Audience Program Audience
1 THE BIG BANG THEORY (CTV) 4.01 million THE BIG BANG THEORY 2.09 million
2 THE AMAZING RACE 21 & 22 (CTV) 2.6 million THE AMAZING RACE 21 & 22 (CTV) 1.26 million
3 NCIS 2.57 million TWO AND A HALF MEN (CTV) 1.25 million
4 TWO AND A HALF MEN (CTV) 2.54 million SURVIVOR: PHILIPPINES & CARAMOAN 1.24 million
5 SURVIVOR: PHILIPPINES & CARAMOAN 2.42 million GREY'S ANATOMY (CTV) 1.11 million
6 GREY'S ANATOMY (CTV) 2.33 million HOCKEY NIGHT IN CANADA (EAST) 999,000
7 NCIS: LOS ANGELES 2.31 million NCIS 981,000
8 HOCKEY NIGHT IN CANADA (EAST) 2.25 million NCIS: LOS ANGELES 903,000
9 CSI (CTV) 2.04 million HAWAII FIVE-0 866,000
10 HAWAII FIVE-0 2.01 million THE FOLLOWING (CTV) 831,000
11 BONES 1.96 million BONES 830,000
12 DANCING WITH THE STARS 15 (Performance) (CTV) 1.93 million ELEMENTARY 815,000
13 CASTLE (CTV) 1.88 million CSI (CTV) 792,000
14 BLUE BLOODS (CTV) 1.84 million CASTLE (CTV) 763,000
15 THE MENTALIST (CTV) 1.78 million THE VOICE (Results) (CTV) 747,000
16 THE FOLLOWING (CTV) 1.74 million THE MENTALIST(CTV) 709,000
17 ELEMENTARY 1.73 million THE X FACTOR (Performance) (CTV) 706,000
18 AMERICAN IDOL (Performance) (CTV) 1.7 million AMERICAN IDOL (Performance) (CTV) 702,000
19 THE X FACTOR (Performance) (CTV) 1.69 million GLEE 698,000
20 FLASHPOINT (CTV) 1.65 million ONCE UPON A TIME (CTV) 686,000
21 CTV EVENING NEWS (CTV) 1.62 million CRIMINAL MINDS (CTV) 661,000
22 VEGAS 1.54 million 2 BROKE GIRLS 660,000
23 CSI: NEW YORK (CTV) 1.51 million HELL'S KITCHEN 657,000
24 CRIMINAL MINDS (CTV) 1.5 million FLASHPOINT (CTV) 654,000
25 THE VOICE (Results) (CTV) 1.49 million DANCING WITH THE STARS 15 (Performance) (CTV) 652,000
26 BIG BANG THEORY (Syndication) (CTV) 1.43 million GAME OF THRONES 626,000
27 ARROW (CTV) 1.41 million THE BIG BANG THEORY (Syndication) (CTV) 620,000
28 ONCE UPON A TIME (CTV) 1.33 million HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER 611,000
29 GLEE 1.31 million BLUE BLOODS (CTV) 601,000
30 GOLDEN BOY (CTV) 1.18 million ARROW (CTV) 593,000

Source: BBM Canada, Sept 24/12 - May 19/13 (Weeks 5-38, final data).

Nationally, CTV takes the lead in primetime with double and triple-digit advantages over its competitors. From 7 - 11 p.m., CTV delivered a 70% lead over Global and 274% over City. CTV led primetime with 20 of 28 timeslots with the key A25-54 demo, and increased the number of hourly wins versus last year among total viewers to 23 of 28 hours (7 - 11 p.m.).

Primetime Scorecard by Weekday, 2012-13

7-11pm

DEMO Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
P2+ CTV Global CTV CTV CTV CBC CTV
A18-34 CTV CTV CTV CTV CTV CBC CTV
A18-49 CTV CTV CTV CTV CTV CBC CTV
A25-54 CTV CTV CTV CTV CTV CBC CTV

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About CTV
CTV, Canada's Olympic Network, is also Canada's largest private broadcaster. Featuring a wide range of quality news, sports, information, and entertainment programming, CTV is Canada's most-watched television network and lead broadcaster of the London 2012 Olympic Games. 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.

- CTV -

Source: BBM Canada, Sept 24, 2012 - May 19, 2013 (Weeks 5-38, final data). Audiences prior to August 31, 2009 are based on BBM Nielsen Media Research Mark II meters.

 

 

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