Regis' Goodbye on CTV Most-Watched Morning Talk Show Episode Ever in Canada

1.12 Million Viewers Make Regis' Goodbye on CTV Most-Watched Morning Talk Show Episode Ever in Canada

- LIVE! WITH REGIS AND KELLY is #4 program of the day with F18-49 and F25-54 -

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TORONTO, Nov. 21, 2011 /CNW/ - As Regis Philbin said goodbye to daytime television, a record 1.12 million tuned in to watch LIVE! WITH REGIS AND KELLY on CTV Friday, making it the most-watched morning talk show broadcast of all time in Canada. With an increase of 16% from LIVE! WITH REGIS AND KELLY's second highest-rated episode, garnered when the show taped in PEI in 2010, Friday's episode more than doubled its average fall audience (405,000, +178%). Featuring a tribute from co-host Kelly Ripa and messages from celebrity friends, more than 1.8 million Canadians watched some or all of Regis' final episode at 9 a.m. on Friday.

Impressively, LIVE! WITH REGIS AND KELLY was the #4 program of the day overall Friday with F18-29 and F25-54, ranking only behind CTV's prime-time lineup.

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The newly titled LIVE! WITH KELLY, which kicked off this morning with guest co-host Jerry Seinfeld, continues weekdays at 9 a.m. ET on CTV. It's an unofficial "Canadian" week on LIVE!, with guests including Canadians Kim Cattrall (SEX AND THE CITY), Howie Mandel (MOBBED) and Nathan Fillion (CASTLE).

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CTV, Canada's Olympic Network, is also 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 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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Source: BBM Canada
CTV electronic audience databases incorporate data beginning in 1994.
Audiences prior to August 31, 2009 based on BBM Nielsen Media Research Mark II meters.

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For further information:

Amanda Rinaldo, CTV, 416.384.5325 or amanda.rinaldo@bellmedia.ca


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