1.9 Million Watch SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE Finale on CTV



    
    Queen Jeanine is Crowned America's Favourite Dancer as SO YOU THINK YOU
         CAN DANCE on CTV Leaps into 1.9 Million Homes Across Canada

               - Season 5 of SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE becomes
                   most watched season in series history -
         - Finale kicks the competition with a reach of 4.3 million -
               - Finale results episode easily wins the night,
                         up 21% from season average -
         - Wednesday's final performance episode also won the night,
            wooing 1.57 million Canadian viewers with a 9% growth
                     from last week's performance show  -
    

    TORONTO, Aug. 7 /CNW/ - Last night on CTV, the finale of SO YOU THINK YOU
CAN DANCE didn't skip a beat as 1.85 million viewers tuned in to see a humble
18 year-old Jeanine Mason of Miami, FL become the newly minted America's
Favourite Dancer. After a record breaking 21.6 million votes were cast the
previous night, the eagerly awaited finale peaked with 2.4 million viewers at
9.53 p.m. as host Cat Deeley announced Jeanine victorious. The Top 20 joined
the Final Four live from the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood to leave it all on the
dance floor one last time making the show the No. 1 program of the night with
total viewers and in all key demos nationally and No. 1 with A18-34 and A18-49
in all three key markets (Toronto, Vancouver and Calgary). Now that the United
States has found a new favourite dancer, it's Canada's turn! Season two of SO
YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE CANADA premieres Tuesday, August 11 at 8 p.m. ET on
CTV (visit CTV.ca to confirm local broadcast times), with Toronto Audition
highlights and continues Wednesday, August 12 at 8 p.m. ET on CTV with
audition highlights from Vancouver and Saint John.

    
    (xx) Media Note (xx) Download photography from last night's SO YOU THINK
    YOU CAN DANCE at www.ctvmedia.ca.
    

    Growing every half hour, last night's finale was up 21% over the season
average for results shows. More than 4.3 million Canadians watched some or all
of last night's broadcast. The two-night season finale of SO YOU THINK YOU CAN
DANCE began Wednesday night with 1.57 million viewers tuning in for the final
performance episode of the season. The Top 4 took to the stage and competed
for the last time live from the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood. Overall, this past
season of SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE has captivated a record number of viewers
for the series, the most ever, averaging 7% higher than Season 4. Last night's
finale solidifies SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE as the top program of the summer
with total viewers and all three key demos.

    Only the second female to win in five seasons, Jeanine beat out Brandon
Bryant, Evan Kasprzak and Kayla Radomski for the coveted title. Jeanine takes
home a $250,000 cash prize as the fifth winner of SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE.
An encore presentation of both Wednesday and Thursday night's SO YOU THINK YOU
CAN DANCE episodes will air back-to-back Sunday, August 9 at 5 p.m. ET on
MuchMusic. Fans can catch Jeanine and the rest of the Top 10 on the SO YOU
THINK YOU CAN DANCE Top 10 tour, visiting 40 cities and kicking off Sunday,
September 20. The dancers hit Toronto on September 29 at the Air Canada
Centre.

    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. CTV Inc. is owned by
CTVglobemedia Inc., Canada's premier multi-media company, which also owns
Canada's national newspaper, The Globe and Mail. CTV is the official
broadcaster of the Vancouver 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games and
London 2012 Games of the Olympiad. More information about CTV may be found on
the company website at www.ctv.ca.

    
    Source:
    (*)BBM Nielsen Media Research OvernightReports
    





For further information:

For further information: Allie Page, CTV Inc., (416) 384-4596 or
allie.page@ctv.ca; Laura Heath Potter, CTV Inc., (416) 384-4633 or
laura.heathpotter@ctv.ca


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