Bull's Eye: ARROW Delivers 1.3 Million Viewers Sunday Night on CTV

- CTV wins every hour of primetime Sunday night from 7-11 p.m. -
- THE AMAZING RACE and ONCE UPON A TIME deliver new season highs -
- BIG BANG NIGHT ON CTV deliver the Top 4 programs Saturday night -
- CTV delivers the Top 3 programs Friday night -

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TORONTO, Oct. 15, 2012 /CNW/ - It was another bull's eye for ARROW as 1.3 million viewers tuned in to its special CTV premiere Sunday night. Following its historic CTV Two debut Wednesday as the network's most-watched series premiere on record (1.1 million viewers), ARROW delivered another million-plus audience to finish #4 for the night, behind only THE AMAZING RACE (#1, 2.7 million viewers), ONCE UPON A TIME (#2, 1.7 million viewers), and THE MENTALIST (#3, 1.6 million viewers).

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THE AMAZING RACE and ONCE UPON A TIME both delivered new season high audiences as CTV won every hour of primetime Sunday night from 7-11 p.m. with total viewers,A18-49, and A25-54.

Meanwhile, CTV's new BIG BANG NIGHT ON CTV programming block went "top shelf" Saturday night, averaging 1.2 million viewers from 8-10 p.m. The four, back-to-back episodes programmed around the theme, "First Contact," were the Top 4 most-watched programs of the night. The block delivered a series-high 730,000 viewers for THE NEIGHBORS, which followed at 10 p.m. BIG BANG NIGHT ON CTV followed a new series overnight high for an original episode of the series last Thursday night with 4.3 million viewers on CTV. Also on Saturday, an all-new episode of W5 drew 879,000 viewers at 7 p.m.

On Friday night, CTV also won every hour of primetime from 8-11 p.m. with BLUE BLOODS (#1, 1.7 million), CSI: NY (#2, 1.4 million viewers), and GRIMM (#3, 1.1 million viewers).

Episode 2 of ARROW premieres Wednesday, Oct. 17 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on CTV Two.

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CTV is 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. 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.

Source: BBM Canada Audiences prior to August 31, 2009 based on BBM Nielsen Media Research Mark II meters.

SOURCE: CTV

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Tonia Addison, CTV and CTV Two, 416.384.2194 or tonia.addison@bellmedia.ca
Jim Quan, CTV and CTV Two, 416.384.5311 or jim.quan@bellmedia.ca