2015/2016 Canadian Television Report Card: Five New CTV Series Rank in Canada's Top 10 Most-Watched Programs

Canada's Top 20 most-watched programs of the 2015-16 broadcast year revealed –
– CTV is Canada's #1 network with total viewers and A25-54 for the 15th year in a row –

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TORONTO, June 3, 2016 /CNW/ - With the core television season now at a close, CTV revealed today the list of the Top 20 most-watched television programs of the 2015-16 broadcast year, as well as the Top 10 new programs of the season. Numeris data confirms another incredible year for CTV, which landed five brand-new series in the Top 10 list of Canada's most-watched TV programs. Overall, CTV lays claim to five of the Top 5 new programs in total viewers and all key demos, and seven of the Top 10.

CTV ends the season as the most-watched television network in primetime for an unprecedented 15 years in a row, making it the most stable television network in North America. With more Top 10 and Top 20 programs than all other networks combined, CTV leads its next closest competitor by 64% among the key A25-54 demo, and even greater among A18-34 (+75%) and A18-49 (+77%).

Ranking in the Top 10 most-watched programs of the year among total viewers were five freshmen CTV series: THE X-FILES (#2); CRIMINAL MINDS: BEYOND BORDERS (#6), QUANTICO (#8), LUCIFER (#9), and CODE BLACK (#10).

The new hit series join CTV's unstoppable stable of sophomore and season-after-season favourites. With total viewers, A25-54, and A18-49, CTV delivers the #1 series and #1 comedy (THE BIG BANG THEORY), as well as the #1 drama and #1 new series (THE X-FILES). CTV's original culinary competition series MASTERCHEF CANADA is the #1 Canadian program among total viewers, while CTV's SAVING HOPE is Canada's most-watched original drama among the key adult demos, and CTV EVENING NEWS is a Top 20 series (#17) among total viewers.

A look at the 2015/2016 Canadian Television Report Card:

Canada's Top New Programs, 2015/2016

  • For the second year in a row, CTV delivered six new television series in the Top 20 among total viewers, A18-34, and A18-49.
  • CTV delivered five of the Top 5 new programs overall with A18-49 and A25-54, and the six of the Top 6 new programs for A18-34 and total viewers.
  • New shows THE X-FILES, QUANTICO, LUCIFER, and BLINDSPOT all improved their timeslots among A25-54.

Canada's Top 10 New Series, 2015/2016 (A25-54):

Rank

Network

Program

A25-54

1

CTV

THE X-FILES

1.33 Million

2

CTV

LUCIFER

833,000

3

CTV

QUANTICO

801,000

4

CTV

CRIMINAL MINDS: BEYOND BORDERS

756,000

5

CTV

BLINDSPOT

737,000

6

Global

SUPERGIRL

695,000

7

CTV

CODE BLACK

655,000

8

CTV

DC'S LEGENDS OF TOMORROW

631,000

9

Global

LIMITLESS

600,000

10

Global

HEROES REBORN

595,000

 

Canada's Top 20 Most-Watched Programs, 2015/2016

  • CTV has 14 or more Top 20 series (70%) among total viewers and all key demos.
  • CTV has nine or more freshman or sophomore series ranking in the Top 20 most-watched programs with all key adult demos.
  • Reaching 18.2 million Canadians on average each week in primetime, CTV reaches nearly 4 million more viewers each week than the next closest competitor (Global 14.4 million).

Canada's Top 20 Most-Watched Programs, 2015/2016 (A25-54)

Rank

Network

Program

           A25-54

1

CTV

THE BIG BANG THEORY

 1.58 Million

2

CTV

THE X-FILES - New

 1.33 Million

3

Global

SURVIVOR: CAMBODIA & KAOH RONG

 1.06 Million

4

AMC

THE WALKING DEAD

946,000

5

CTV

MARVEL'S AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D.

900,000

6

HBO CANADA

GAME OF THRONES 6

879,000

7

CTV

CRIMINAL MINDS

873,000

8

CTV

LUCIFER – New

833,000

9

CTV

QUANTICO – New

801,000

10

CTV

THE FLASH

789,000

11

CTV

HOW TO GET AWAY WITH MURDER

757,000

12

CTV

CRIMINAL MINDS: BEYOND BORDERS – New

756,000

13

CTV

BLINDSPOT – New

737,000

14

CTV

GOTHAM

719,000

15

Global

NCIS

703,000

16

Global

SUPERGIRL– New

695,000

17

CTV

THE AMAZING RACE (Season 27& 28)

686,000

18

CTV

THE ODD COUPLE

678,000

19

CTV

GREY'S ANATOMY

663,000

20

Sportsnet

MLB PLAYOFFS (WC, DIV, LCS, & WS)

658,000

 

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About CTV
CTV is Canada's #1 private broadcaster. Featuring a wide range of quality news, sports, information, and entertainment programming, CTV has been Canada's most-watched television network for the past 15 years in a row. CTV is a division of Bell Media, Canada's premier multimedia company with leading assets in television, radio, digital, and Out-of-Home. 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: Numeris, Sep 21, 2015May 22, 2016 vs. weeks 4-38 in previous year, final data.
Audiences prior to August 31, 2009 are based on BBM Nielsen Media Research Mark II meters.

SOURCE CTV

For further information: Laura Heath Potter, Communications Director, CTV Networks, 416.384.4633 or laura.heathpotter@bellmedia.ca


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