1.1 Million Viewers Tune in to THE LISTENER on CTV



    
          1.1 Million Viewers "Listen In" to the Series Premiere of
                             THE LISTENER on CTV

       - Ranks as second highest Canadian series premiere of the year -
       - No. 2 show of the night following SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE -
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    TORONTO, June 4 /CNW/ - The series premiere of the new SPACE/CTV original
series, THE LISTENER debuted No. 1 in its 10 p.m. timeslot in Canada last
night on CTV, with a preliminary audience of 1.1 million viewers. Scheduled to
follow an all-new episode of SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE, THE LISTENER was the
second most-watched primetime program on Canadian television, following SYTYCD
(1.48 million viewers). THE LISTENER debut now ranks as the second highest
series premiere for an original Canadian series this season, following last
September's premiere of SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE CANADA (1.3 million).

    Out of simulcast with its American broadcaster NBC, the episode was also
the timeslot winner for A25-54 (557,000) and A18-49 (473,000), and in the key
Toronto and Vancouver markets in the same demos. THE LISTENER had more than
2.5 times the audience of THE UNUSUALS (424,000; Global/ABC) and 67% more
viewers than THE NATIONAL (645,000, CBC) at 10 p.m.

    The two-night, two-episode premiere of THE LISTENER continues tonight
with Episode 2 at 7 p.m. ET on SPACE and at 10 p.m. ET on CTV/NBC. In
"Emotional Rescue" Toby receives telepathic visions of an explosion, and is
then able to save his former foster brother from an apartment fire. But with a
reputation as a tweaker and cooker of crystal meth, the victim becomes the
suspect.

    (xx) Media Note (xx) - Download all-new photos from THE LISTENER at
ctvmedia.ca.

    A SPACE/CTV Original Production produced by Shaftesbury Films in
association with NBC and FOX International Channels, THE LISTENER, set in
Toronto, chronicles the experiences of Toby Logan (Craig Olejnik, The
Timekeeper, IN GOD'S COUNTRY) as he learns to master his telepathic gift to
help people in desperate need while unravelling the truth about his own
mysterious past.

    Viewers who missed the premiere of THE LISTENER can catch encores on
Saturdays at 8 p.m. ET/PT on SPACE. Episodes are also available on
spacecast.com, CTV.ca and popular online download stores. CTV, Canada's
largest private broadcaster, offers a wide range of quality news, sports,
information, and entertainment programming. It has the number-one national
newscast, CTV NATIONAL NEWS WITH LLOYD ROBERTSON, and is the number-one choice
for prime-time viewing. CTVglobemedia Inc. is Canada's premier multi-media
company which owns CTV Inc. and The Globe and Mail. CTV Inc. also owns radio
stations across the country, and leading national specialty channels. Other
CTVglobemedia investments include an interest in Maple Leaf Sports &
Entertainment Ltd., and in Dome Productions, a North American leader in the
provision of mobile high definition production facilities. More information
about CTV may be found on the company website at www.ctv.ca.

    Source: BBM Nielsen Media Research Preliminary Overnight Reports





For further information:

For further information: Amanda Rinaldo, CTV Inc., (416) 384-5325,
amanda.rinaldo@ctv.ca; Laura Heath Potter, CTV Inc., (416) 384-4633,
laura.heathpotter@ctv.ca


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