CTV's EMMYS® Broadcast Sparkles With 2.4 Million Viewers

- EMMYS broadcast reaches 8.3 million and grows 5% with A25-54 vs last year -
- In Toronto, EMMYS see a 30% market share with key A18-34 demo -
- ETALK's red carpet and exclusive backstage coverage continues tonight at 7 p.m. ET/PT on CTV -

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TORONTO, Sept. 24, 2012 /CNW/ - It's a star-studded start for the fall television season as 2.4 million viewers watched the 64th PRIMETIME EMMY® AWARDS last night on CTV. Up 2% over last year with total viewers and up 5% in the key A25-54 demo, the EMMYS was the #1 program of the night with total viewers and with all key demos. Additionally, the EMMYS was the top entertainment program of the day in all metered markets with total viewers, A18-49, and A25-54. In Canada's largest television market, more than one in four Torontonians (26%) watching television last night were tuned in to the broadcast, with up to nearly one in three in the key A18-34 demo (30%). Overall, 8.3 million Canadians watched some or all of the broadcast on CTV.

Last night's EMMYS® ratings success ushers in CTV and CTV Two's highly anticipated fall lineup of exciting new shows and returning fan favourites. The evening's spectacle began with a combined 716,000 viewers catching the live EMMY® RED CARPET pre-show on CTV and CTV Two.

Over on E!, LIVE FROM THE RED CARPET (116,000 total viewers) at 6 p.m. was up 14% with A25-54 (61,000) over last year.

Among this year's EMMY® winners were Jon Cryer of CTV's TWO AND A HALF MEN (Canada's #2 comedy) for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series, CTV's THE AMAZING RACE (Canada's #1 reality series) for Outstanding Reality Competition Program, THE DAILY SHOW WITH JON STEWART (Canada's #1 late night talk show) for Outstanding Variety Series, and Tom Bergeron for Host, Reality-Competition Program for CTV's DANCING WITH THE STARS (premiering tonight at 8 p.m. ET/PT on CTV).

For more coverage of the 64th PRIMETIME EMMY® AWARDS tune in to tonight's ETALK at 7 p.m. ET/PT on CTV for interviews from ETALK where L.A. correspondent Jessi Cruickshank interviews many of the night's top winners, including CTV's TWO AND A HALF MEN's Jon Cryer, HOMELAND's Damian Lewis, GAME CHANGE's Julianne Moore, BREAKING BAD's Aaron Paul, and MODERN FAMILY's Julie Bowen. For more EMMYS® exclusive access, don't miss Cruickshank's backstage interviews and ETALK's coverage from of the HBO afterparty, as ETALK gathers all of the night's reactions from TV's most glamorous stars.

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CTV is Canada's largest private broadcaster. Featuring a wide range of quality news, sports, information, and entertainment programming, CTV is Canada's most-watched television network. 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

Source: BBM Canada, BY 2011/2012: Sept. 19, 2011 to May 27, 2012.
Year over year comparisons for CTV's EMMY® AWARDS are based on preliminary audiences.

SOURCE: CTV

For further information:

Tonia Addison, CTV, CTV Two, 416.384.2194 or tonia.addison@bellmedia.ca
Allie Page, CTV, CTV Two 416.384.4596 or allie.page@bellmedia.ca


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