- THE X FACTOR wins its timeslot in total viewers and key demos -
- CSI wins the night with 2.6 million viewers -
- CTV home to Top 3 new series this fall -
- CTV and CTV Two go 1-2 at 9 and 10 p.m. -
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TORONTO, Sept. 22, 2011 /CNW/ - CTV wins Night Three of premiere week
with CSI returning with 2.6 million viewers to become the #1 program of the
night. Meanwhile, THE X FACTOR x-ploded out of the gate to become Canada's #1 new series with 2.2
million viewers, winning its two-hour timeslot in total viewers and all
key demos. CTV was the most-watched network in Canada last night with
an average audience of 2.3 million viewers from 8-11 p.m.
It was also a big night for CTV Two, with the newly-minted network
ranking 2nd to CTV among Canadian conventional networks at both 9 and 10 p.m. with CRIMINAL MINDS (1.6 million) and LAW & ORDER: SVU (725,000), respectively.
THE X FACTOR won its timeslot from 8-10 p.m. in total viewers and all
key demos, with a 39% advantage over Global (SURVIVOR/HARRY'S LAW, 1.6
million); 233% over CBC (DRAGON'S DEN/MICHAEL: TUESDAYS & THURSDAYS/THE
DEBATERS; 657,000) and 250% more than Citytv (THE MIDDLE/MODERN FAMILY;
Younger viewers flocked to THE X FACTOR, winning the 8 p.m. hour among
A18-34 (510,000) over SURVIVOR (498,000; Global/CBS).
THE X FACTOR becomes Canada's #1 new series followed by CTV's WHITNEY (2
million) and UNFORGETTABLE (1.7 million).
THE X FACTOR won the hour in all demos with 2.2 million total viewers on
CTV. Head-to-head among A18-49, THE X FACTOR (918,000) delivered 69%
more viewers than MODERN FAMILY (545,000; Citytv/ABC) and 383% more
viewers than HARRY'S LAW (190,000; Global/NBC).
The season premiere of CRIMINAL MINDS on CTV Two (1.6 million) was
second in the timeslot, delivering nearly twice as many total viewers
as the season premieres of HARRY'S LAW (865,000) and MODERN FAMILY
(933,000 in the hour), which fell 8% from last year.
CTV won the 10 p.m. timeslot for the third night in a row with the
return of Ted Danson to primetime in the season premiere of CSI.
Winning the night with 2.6 million viewers, it was the most-watched CSI
season premiere in three years, and improved the timeslot average by
63% among A25-54.
Second in the timeslot was the season premiere of LAW & ORDER: SVU on
CTV Two with 725,000 viewers, as new faces Kellie Giddish (CHASE) and
Danny Pino (COLD CASE) made their detective debut. LAW & ORDER: SVU
led the series premiere of REVENGE (523,000; Citytv/ABC) by 39% among
total viewers, and by 49% among A25-54.
Most of last night's episodes available now on demand on the CTV Video Player at CTV.ca.
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broadcaster. Featuring a wide range of quality news, sports,
information, and entertainment programming, CTV is Canada's
most-watched television network and lead broadcaster of the London 2012
Olympic Games. 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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