1.45 Million Viewers Watch Televised Ontario Election Debate

- Debate is #1 television program in Ontario Tuesday night -
- CTV is the #1 news choice for viewers with more than the audience of CBC and Global combined -
 - CTV's election coverage airs 9 - 10 p.m. ET on Thurs, Oct. 6 on CTV -


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TORONTO, Sept. 28, 2011 /CNW/ - Last night, a combined audience of 1.45 million viewers watched the Ontario provincial election debate on all networks (CTV, CTV News Channel, CP24, CBC, CBC News Network, Global, CHCH, Sun News Network and TVO). In Ontario alone, it was the most-watched program of the night with 1.39 million viewers. Once again, viewers made CTV the news outlet of choice for ongoing coverage of the Oct. 6 Ontario General Election, with 611,000 total viewers, more than double the audience of both CBC (248,000) and Global (225,000).

The 90-minute debate had more than twice as many viewers as the 2007 debate on CTV (263,000). More than 1.7 million unique viewers watched some or all of the debate, an increase of 142% compared to 2007 (724,000).

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SOURCE CTV

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Emily Young Lee, Bell Media, 416.384.3004 or emily.younglee@bellmedia.ca


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