Bell Media's Entertainment Specialties Soar this Fall with Canada's Top 5 Programs

– Space's ninth season of DOCTOR WHO returns as Specialty's #1 program –
– Discovery's CANADA'S WORST DRIVER and HIGHWAY THRU HELL round out the Top 3 programs on Canadian entertainment specialty television –
– Season 9 of FACE OFF on Space was the most-watched season in the series history, ranking among the Top 5 programs in the key adult demos –
THE DAILY SHOW grows 30% with new host Trevor Noah and makes The Comedy Network the #1 entertainment specialty network during its timeslot –
– New to Bravo, DANCING WITH THE STARS became the #5 program on Canadian entertainment specialty television among total viewers –

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TORONTO, Nov. 26, 2015 /CNW/ - As the fall television season comes to a close, data from Numeris confirms that Bell Media's entertainment specialty channels delivered five of the Top 5 most-watched programs, solidifying Bell Media's entertainment specialties as the leader among total viewers and key demos. DOCTOR WHO on Space returned as the most-watched program this broadcast year to-date, followed by Discovery's CANADA'S WORST DRIVER, with total viewers and all demos. Overall, Bell Media entertainment specialties are #1 among its competitors for weekly reach, both full day and primetime, with total viewers and all key demos.

The Top 5 programs this fall are:

Rank

Total Viewers

A18-34

A18-49

A25-54

1

DOCTOR WHO (Space)

DOCTOR WHO (Space)

DOCTOR WHO (Space)

DOCTOR WHO (Space)

2

CANADA'S WORST DRIVER (Discovery)

CANADA'S WORST DRIVER (Discovery)

CANADA'S WORST DRIVER (Discovery)

CANADA'S WORST DRIVER (Discovery)

3

HIGHWAY THRU HELL (Discovery)

FACE OFF (Space)

HIGHWAY THRU HELL (Discovery)

HIGHWAY THRU HELL (Discovery)

4

THE LIBRARIANS (Space)

HIGHWAY THRU HELL (Discovery)

FACE OFF (Space)

HUNTING HITLER (History)

5

DANCING WITH THE STARS (Bravo)

KEEPING UP WITH THE KARDASHIANS (E!)

Z NATION (Space)

FACE OFF (Space)

This fall, Discovery, Space and The Comedy Network rank among the Top 10 entertainment specialty channels with total viewers and the key A18-49 and A25-54 demos, while The Comedy Network and Much are the Top 2 entertainment specialty stations with Males 18-34. Overall, Discovery ranks as the #1 entertainment specialty network for weekly reach among total viewers and all adult demos.

Programming highlights from each Bell Media specialty network include:

Discovery
Season 11 of CANADA'S WORST DRIVER has seen double-digit audience growth for total viewers and all adult demos compared to Season 10, and ranks as the #2 program on entertainment specialty television with an average audience of 606,000 viewers. HIGHWAY THRU HELL ranks among the Top 3 programs on entertainment specialty television with total viewers and key adult demos A18-49 and A25-54, and captured its highest audience ever on Sept. 15, averaging 450,000 viewers (A25-54). The Discovery digital networks Animal Planet, Discovery Science, Investigation Discovery, and the newly rebranded Discovery Velocity have seen double-digit audience growth, up 33% with total viewers, and 17% with A25-54.

Space
DOCTOR WHO Season 9 returned as the #1 program on entertainment specialty television for total viewers (727,000) and all the key demos. The ninth season of FACE OFF was the most-watched season in the series history, ranking among the Top 5 programs on entertainment specialty television for all key adult demos this broadcast year to-date. Ranking among the Top 5 programs on entertainment specialty television for A18-49, Z NATION Season 2 also saw its audience grow nearly 20% among total viewers and A18-49. Additionally, THE LIBRARIANS Season 2 is a Top 5 entertainment specialty program with total viewers, making Space the #1 entertainment specialty network with A18-49 and A25-54 during its 8 p.m. timeslot on Sundays.

The Comedy Network
THE DAILY SHOW, with new host Trevor Noah, makes The Comedy Network the #1 entertainment specialty network during the Monday-Thursday 11 p.m. timeslot with total viewers and all key adult demos. Audience is also up 30% for the combined 11 p.m. and 3 a.m. broadcasts for total viewers compared to the same weeks last year. The Trevor Noah THE DAILY SHOW premiere on Sept. 28 made The Comedy Network the #3 network in its timeslot with key adult demos, behind only CTV and TSN.

Bravo
New to Bravo this fall, DANCING WITH THE STARS became the #5 program on entertainment specialty television among total viewers, and ranks in the Top 10 with the key 18-49 and 25-54 female demos.

Much
SOUTH PARK continues its record-viewing levels on Much as the top program with total viewers and P12-34. SOUTH PARK also ranks among the Top 20 programs on entertainment specialty television with Males 12-34 and 18-34.

MTV
TEEN MOM 2 ranks among the Top 10 entertainment specialty programs with A18-34, and Women 18-34, 18-49, and 25-54 this broadcast year-to-date.

E!
New series I AM CAIT was the top new program on E! this broadcast year, ranking among the Top 20 series on entertainment specialty for Women 18-49 and 25-54. Ranking as a Top 5 program on entertainment specialty television for A18-34, Season 10 of KEEPING UP WITH THE KARDASHIANS was the most-watched season ever, surpassing its previous high (Season 8) by 21% among total viewers, and 28% among A18-49. 

About Bell Media
With passion and an unrelenting commitment to excellence, Bell Media creates content and builds brands that entertain, inform, engage, and inspire audiences through the platforms of their choice. Bell Media is Canada's premier multimedia company with leading assets in television, radio, out-of-home advertising, and digital media. Bell Media owns 30 local television stations led by CTV, Canada's #1 television network; 34 specialty channels, including TSN and RDS, Canada's most-watched specialty channels in English and French; and four pay TV services, including The Movie Network and Super Écran. Bell Media is also Canada's largest radio broadcaster, with 106 licensed radio stations in 54 markets across Canada. Bell Media owns Astral Out of Home, one of Canada's most dynamic and innovative out-of-home advertising companies with a network of more than 13,500 advertising faces in British Columbia, Alberta, Ontario, Québec, and Nova Scotia. Bell Media also operates more than 200 websites; delivers TV Everywhere with premium subscription on-demand streaming service CraveTV, as well as its innovative GO video streaming services including CTV GO, Discovery GO, TMN GO, and TSN GO; operates multi-channel network Much Digital Studios; holds an equity stake in digital startup Hubub; is partners in Cirque du Soleil Media, a joint venture with Cirque du Soleil; and owns Dome Productions Inc., a multi-platform production company. Bell Media is part of BCE Inc. (TSX, NYSE: BCE), Canada's largest communications company. For more on Bell Media, please visit www.bellmedia.ca.

Source: Numeris (BBM Canada), 8/31/15-11/15/15 vs. 9/1/14-11/16/14, Station growth based on stations with >10,000 P2+ viewers, Rankings based on Canadian Entertainment Specialty Networks, Programs with 3+ airings. I AM CAIT aired only two episodes in BYTD15/16

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For further information: Amanda Rinaldo, Bell Media, 416.384.5325 or amanda.rinaldo@bellmedia.ca; Sara McLaren, Bell Media, 416.384.6104 or sara.mclaren@bellmedia.ca


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