BIG BROTHER Falls to Surging SAVING HOPE

- Cliffhanger episode delivers overnight series high of 1.7 million viewers in preliminary overnight snapshot -

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TORONTO, July 27, 2012 /CNW/ - Hot on the heels of its second season order, SAVING HOPE pulled the plug on BIG BROTHER last night with 1.7 million viewers, 10% more than the CBS/GLOBAL simulcast (1.5 million total viewers). In fact, SAVING HOPE is surging, growing 39% in the key A18-49 demo alone. The series remains Canada's #1 summer drama/new series.

Following The London 2012 Games, SAVING HOPE returns on Thursday, Aug. 16 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on CTV as Charlie's fate is revealed in the most emotional episode yet.

Starring Erica Durance (SMALLVILLE), Michael Shanks (STARGATE ATLANTIS), Daniel Gillies (THE VAMPIRE DIARIES), Wendy Crewson (Away From Her), Huse Madhavji (CALL ME FITZ), Julia Taylor-Ross (ROOKIE BLUE), and Kristopher Turner (THE LISTENER), SAVING HOPE is from acclaimed Gemini award-winning producers Ilana Frank and David Wellington (THE ELEVENTH HOUR, WOULD BE KINGS, ROOKIE BLUE). Executive Producers and Showrunners are Morwyn Brebner (ROOKIE BLUE) and Aaron Martin (BEING ERICA). The series was created by Malcolm MacRury (CRASH AND BURN, REPUBLIC OF DOYLE) and Morwyn Brebner.

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About CTV
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 and lead broadcaster of the London 2012 Olympic Games. CTV is a division of Bell Media, Canada's premier multimedia company with leading assets in television, radio and digital. 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.

- CTV -

Source: BBM Canada, Summer 2012 to date: May 28 - July 22, 2012

SOURCE: CTV

For further information:

Tonia Addison, Bell Media, 416.384.2629 or tonia.addison@bellmedia.ca
Jim Quan, Bell Media, 416.384.4633 or jim.quan@bellmedia.ca


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