1.8 Million Tune in to Debut of HOT IN CLEVELAND on CTV

- Episode 2 airs July 12 at 8 p.m. ET -

- New hit series is latest to join CTV's online line-up at CTV.ca -

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TORONTO, July 6 /CNW/ - CTV's newest series HOT IN CLEVELAND is Canada's favourite new comedy as 1.82 million viewers tuned-in to the non-simulcast Canadian broadcast premiere on CTV. Winning the 8 p.m. timeslot, HOT IN CLEVELAND beat THE BACHELORETTE (Citytv, 1.2 million) and more than doubled the audience of LIE TO ME (Global 830,000).

Keeping the fire burning for the Monday Night comedy block, HOT IN CLEVELAND was the second most-watched program of the day behind only THE BIG BANG THEORY (1.88 million) with viewers P2+ and the key demos A18-49 and A25-54. Last night's broadcast marks the highest rated comedy debut since HICCUPS and DAN FOR MAYOR earlier this year. It now stands as the No. 1 ranked new import comedy of the year.

As the latest show to join CTV.ca's lineup of series, the premiere episode is now available on demand on CTV.ca. An encore episode of the premiere also airs on The Comedy Network Friday, July 9 at 8:30 p.m. ET/PT.

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In next week's episode of HOT IN CLEVELAND, entitled "Who's Your Mama?" (Monday, July 12 at 8 p.m. ET), Joy's (Jane Leeves) fling with a younger man dredges up a secret from her past; Melanie (Valerie Bertinelli) coaxes Elka (Betty White) to dive back into the dating pool; and Victoria's (Wendie Malick) new shopping habits come with fringe benefits.

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. CTV Inc. also owns radio stations across the country and owns or has interests in leading national specialty channels, featuring news, sports, factual, arts, entertainment, music, youth and fashion programming. Official broadcaster of the Vancouver 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games and London 2012 Games of the Olympiad, CTV Inc. is owned by CTVglobemedia Inc., Canada's premier multi-media company, which also owns Canada's national newspaper, The Globe and Mail. More information about CTV may be found on the network's website at www.ctv.ca.

Source: BBM Canada

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For further information: For further information: Amanda Rinaldo, CTV Inc, 416.384.5325 or amanda.rinaldo@ctv.ca; Renee Dupuis, CTV Inc., 416.384.3154 or renee.dupuis@ctv.ca


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