Young and Female: SAVING HOPE Returns With 1.1 Million Viewers on CTV

- SAVING HOPE wins the night nationally with young adults aged 18-34 -
- On Twitter, #SavingHope garners close to 2,000 mentions -

"I loved every minute of the emotional rollercoaster it took me on. Clearly when CTV said that SAVING HOPE would be back for an "emotionally charged second season," I should have listened to them…." - TVGuide.ca

"The acting is one of the best reasons to see SAVING HOPE." - Postmedia

"The producers managed to find a way out the box." - National Post

"The fact that CTV has also rolled out a web series as a companion piece to the series is a testament to fan demand." - Calgary Herald

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TORONTO, June 26, 2013 /CNW/ - CTV's SAVING HOPE returned last night with a bang, literally. A public shooting thrust the doctors into Hope Zion Hospital and back into the hearts of fans, as SAVING HOPE delivered 1.1 million viewers for its second season premiere on CTV. The most-watched program of the night nationally with younger (A18-34) and female (F18-34) viewers, SAVING HOPE also performed well in the markets. The premiere delivered strong ratings of 4.6 to 4.8 in Toronto, Vancouver, and Calgary for F18-34, and won the night for A18-34 in Vancouver, Calgary, and Edmonton. SAVING HOPE also saw half-hour growth nationally among all key adult and female demos.

With the cast and crew of SAVING HOPE live tweeting last night's premiere, social networks were abuzz with close to 2,000 mentions of #SavingHope in Canada in the 24 hours surrounding the season premiere.

Viewers can watch last night's episode and catch up on Season 1 across CTV's digital platforms, including CTV.ca, the CTV App, the CTV Mobile channel on Bell Mobile TV, and through video on demand partners such as Bell Fibe TV.

**Media Note** - Download photos from SAVING HOPE at BellMediaPR.ca.

In next week's episode entitled "Little Piggies" (Tuesday, July 2 at 10 p.m. ET/PT on CTV), Alex (Erica Durance) must learn to stick up for herself and not be intimidated by Dawn - Charlie's ex-wife (Michelle Nolden) in order to work alongside her and perform a minimally invasive heart procedure to save a patient's life. Meanwhile, Joel (Daniel Gillies) unlocks a mystery to a young girl's disease whilst getting some advice from Charlie (Michael Shanks), who is trying to figure out how to help his comatose patient come back from being a spirit. It's a week of defying the odds at Hope Zion Hospital. Directed by Kelly Makin (FLASHPOINT, ROOKIE BLUE, LESS THAN KIND), this episode also features guest stars Daniel Kash (AGAINST THE WALL), Joel Keller (MEN WITH BROOMS), Rick Miller (CANADIAN MADE), Siobhan Murphy (ROOKIE BLUE), Stefani Kimber (ROOKIE BLUE) and Tammy Isbell (OVERRULED!).

As an added bonus, fans can see what happens after rounds over rounds in SAVING HOPE's digital companion series LAST CALL, where the doctors ditch their scrubs and unwind over drinks. Additional content is also available on CTV.ca, including Insider Blogs, cast-curated song playlists, #AskErica with Erica Durance, and more.

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 12 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.

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CTV:
Twitter:
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SAVING HOPE:
Twitter:
@SavingHopeTV
Erica Durance: @ED_DURANCE
Michael Shanks: @MichaelShanks
Daniel Gillies: @danieljgillies
Kristopher Turner: @kristopherturn
Huse Madhavji: @HuseM
Julia Taylor-Ross: @juliataylorross
Michelle Nolden: @noldenmichelle
Benjamin Ayres: @BenjaminAyres

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Pinterest:
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For further information:

Matthew Almeida, Publicist, CTV and CTV Two, 416.384.2629 or matthew.almeida@bellmedia.ca
Carolyn Fell, CTV and CTV Two, 416-384.2817 or carolyn.fell@bellmedia.ca