CTV's CANADA AM Welcomes 40th Season with Big Party and Big Numbers, Reaching 1.4 Million Viewers

Oct 29, 2012, 17:15 ET from Bell Media

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TORONTO, Oct. 29, 2012 /CNW/ - Last Friday CANADA AM celebrated its 40th Anniversary with 1.4 million individual Canadians on CTV and CTV News Channel, overnight data confirms. As 13 former CANADA AM hosts joined current hosts Beverly Thomson, Marci Ien, and Jeff Hutcheson at Toronto's Masonic Temple, the two-and-a-half hour special was watched by nearly 300,000 viewers, up 40% compared to its season average, and peaking with 479,000 between 7:30 and 8 a.m. The special also featured an interview with the longest-serving male co-host Norm Perry, while Canadian singer-songwriter Burton Cummings performed three of his greatest hits to mark the morning show's 40-year milestone.

*Media Note** Photography of the show is available online at BellMediaPR.ca

Watch Beverly Thomson, Marci Ien and Jeff Hutcheson on CANADA AM, weekdays beginning at 6 a.m. ET on CTV and CTV News Channel. Visit CANADA AM online at www.canadaam.ctv.ca for full episodes




CANADA AM is Canada's most-watched national morning newsmagazine. Since its launch in 1972, CANADA AM has brought Canadians a unique blend of hard news and lifestyle stories, featuring in-depth interviews with top newsmakers, celebrities and musical stars. Lis Travers is the Vice-President and Executive Producer for CANADA AM and Wendy Freeman is the President of CTV News.

*Source: BBM Canada, Friday Oct. 26, 2012. All numbers are 2+, Total Canada

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