CTV's FLASHPOINT Grows Lead over ELEMENTARY With Season High 1.7 Million Viewers

- THE BIG BANG THEORY delivers 4.4 million viewers at 8 p.m.
- All-new TWO AND A HALF MEN episode delivers 2.9 million viewers at 8:30 p.m.-
- CTV wins every hour of prime-time with the Top 4 programs of the night with total viewers and A18-49 -

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TORONTO, Oct. 26, 2012 /CNW/ - Last night's explosive all-new episode of FLASHPOINT hit the target with a season-high overnight audience of 1.7 million viewers on CTV, expanding its lead over a simulcast episode of ELEMENTARY (1.5 million, Global/CBS) to 12%, its largest margin to date. Up 11% versus last week, FLASHPOINT won its 10 p.m. timeslot nationally and with the key A18-49 demo. In the key Toronto market, FLASHPOINT won its hour with total viewers and all key demos. The series is averaging 1.7 million viewers in its final season.

Once again, an all-new episode of THE BIG BANG THEORY at 8 p.m. on CTV won the night with 4.4 million viewers. At 8:30 p.m., CTV's TWO AND A HALF MEN was the #2 program of the day with 2.9 million viewers. At 9 p.m., GREY'S ANATOMY delivered 2.1 million viewers, making it the #3 program of the night. Overall, CTV won every hour of prime-time Thursday with the Top 4 programs of the night with total viewers and A18-49.

In next week's all-new FLASHPOINT episode "Forget Oblivion" on Thursday, Nov. 1 at 10 p.m. on CTV, a young man (Sebastian Piggott, Saw 3D), cursed with a perfect memory, is abducted and forced to penetrate a high-tech research facility and memorize the design of a new 'smart gun.' Ed (Hugh Dillon) risks his life to save him as the Team faces off against a weapon they've never seen before - and a criminal desperate enough to use it.

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For further information:

Laura Heath Potter, CTV, Bell Media, 416.384.4633 or laura.heathpotter@bellmedia.ca
Tonia Addison, CTV, CTV Two, 416.384.2194 or tonia.addison@bellmedia.ca
Jacqui VanSickle, CTV, CTV Two, 416.384.5091 or jacqueline.vansickle@bellmedia.ca