CTV's FLASHPOINT off to Explosive Start as 1.41 Million Viewers Watch Final Season Premiere

- FLASHPOINT wins its timeslot with total viewers and all key demos -
- Online, FLASHPOINT's final season premiere was one of the most socially buzzed-about shows of the fall season in Canada -
- Encore episode of THE BIG BANG THEORY is the #1 program of the night with total viewers, A25-54, and A18-49 -
- THE X FACTOR is #2 at 8 p.m. with total viewers and all key demos on CTV Two -

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TORONTO, Sept. 21, 2012 /CNW/ - Last night's heart-pumping final season premiere of FLASHPOINT delivered 1.41 million viewers on CTV, winning its new Thursdays at 10 p.m. timeslot with total viewers and all key demos. Building 22% from its TWO AND A HALF MEN encore lead-in, FLASHPOINT was up 5% with A25-54 from its Season 4 Fall premiere.

In the riveting season premiere, Team One's chase to take down a volatile man on the hunt for his ex-wife and daughter eventually led to a stunning rooftop face-off, resulting in potentially devastating consequences for Ed and the entire SRU.

**Media Note** Photography for FLASHPOINT is available online at BellMediaPR.ca.

Online, FLASHPOINT's final season premiere was one of the most socially buzzed-about shows of the fall season in Canada. Social posts peaked in the thousands with show-name mentions on popular social networks during the broadcast.

At 8 p.m. CTV and CTV Two claimed the Top 2 programs in the hour. An encore episode of THE BIG BANG THEORY delivered 2.05 million viewers, while at 8:30 p.m. a second THE BIG BANG encore episode delivered 2.47 million viewers, winning the night with total viewers, A25-54, and A18-49. Over on CTV Two, an audition episode of THE X FACTOR delivered 1.09 million viewers, the #2 program in the hour with total viewers and all key demos and up 17% with total viewers versus last week's episode.

Next Thursday, Sept. 27 marks the debut of CTV's new Thursday night power lineup with the highly anticipated season premieres of Canada's #1 program THE BIG BANG THEORY (8 p.m. ET/PT), Canada's #2 comedy TWO AND A HALF MEN (8:30 p.m. ET/PT), Canada's #1 drama GREY'S ANATOMY (9 p.m. ET/PT), launching into an all-new episode of FLASHPOINT (10 p.m. ET/PT). 

Viewers can catch an encore presentation of last night's FLASHPOINT season premiere on Monday, Sept. 24 at 10 p.m. ET/PT on CTV Two.

Throughout the season, viewers can also catch up on full episodes of FLASHPOINT across CTV's digital platforms on CTV.ca, the CTV App, the CTV Mobile channel and through video on demand partners.

SOCIAL MEDIA LINKS:
Twitter:
@CTV_PR
@CTV_Television
@FlashpointTeam1
@Flashpoint_TV (co-creator's Mark Ellis and Stephanie Morgenstern's popular feed)

Facebook:
facebook.com/CTV.Flashpoint
facebook.com/FPTOne

About CTV
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, overnight vs. overnight

SOURCE: CTV

For further information:

Tonia Addison, CTV, CTV Two, 416.384.2194 or tonia.addison@bellmedia.ca
Jim Quan, CTV, CTV Two, 416.384.5311 or jim.quan@bellmedia.ca


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