SAVING HOPE Fever Rises to 1.6 Million Viewers for Episode 2 on CTV

- Medical drama wins its timeslot as ratings rise 19% in the A25-54 demo and 5% with total viewers compared to last week's series premiere -

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TORONTO, June 15, 2012 /CNW/ - SAVING HOPE's temperature continues to rise. In its second week, SAVING HOPE's audience grew 5% with total viewers (1.6 million) and an impressive 19% with A25-54 (639,000) compared to its series premiere last week. The episode also won its 9 p.m. timeslot nationally and in Toronto with total viewers and all key demos.

An encore presentation of SAVING HOPE's second episode airs Sunday, June 17 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on CTV and live on CTV Mobile (visit CTV.ca to confirm local broadcast listings). New episodes of SAVING HOPE and the original digital-only series ASK GAVIN are available on demand following the CTV television broadcast at CTV.ca/SavingHope, on the CTV App and the CTV Mobile Channel available on Bell Mobile TV. 

In Episode 3 of SAVING HOPE (June 21 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on CTV), titled "Blindness," Alex (Erica Durance) is riding high after her comatose fiancé Charlie's (Michael Shanks) hand moved. As she begins to mull taking time off to spend with her recovering fiancé, she is tasked with diagnosing a patient who already has several surgeries under his belt and whose mysterious symptoms don't seem to add up. A roof collapse brings two brothers into the ER in critical condition - one of them beyond saving. The surviving brother's leg has been crushed and if there's any hope of him regaining function, Joel (Daniel Gillies) must perform a rare surgery that flies in the face of Dr. Dana Kinney's (Wendy Crewson) policy to avoid high-risk and litigation at all costs.

Starring Erica Durance (SMALLVILLE), Michael Shanks (STARGATE ATLANTIS), Daniel Gillies (THE VAMPIRE DIARIES), Wendy Crewson (Away From Her), Huse Madhavji (CALL ME FITZ), Julia Taylor-Ross (ROOKIE BLUE), and Kristopher Turner (THE LISTENER), SAVING HOPE is from acclaimed Gemini award-winning producers Ilana Frank and David Wellington (THE ELEVENTH HOUR, WOULD BE KINGS, ROOKIE BLUE). Executive Producers and Showrunners are Morwyn Brebner (ROOKIE BLUE) and Aaron Martin (BEING ERICA). The series was created by Malcolm MacRury (CRASH AND BURN, REPUBLIC OF DOYLE) and Morwyn Brebner.

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