C-S-eh! ETALK's Post-Canadian Screen Awards Special Jumps 31% with 803,000 Viewers on CTV

– Dedicated entirely to Sunday's Canadian Screen Awards broadcast, last night's ETALK AT THE CSAs special generated 191,000 more viewers than its average overnight audience –

– ETALK's award season coverage continues with THE 2016 JUNO AWARDS (April 3), with post-awards interviews Monday, April 4 on CTV –

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TORONTO, March 15, 2016 /CNW/ - Canadians love Candy. ETALK continued its celebration of the Canadian Screen Awards (CSAs) last night with its special edition ETALK AT THE CSAs, dedicated entirely to Sunday night's awards broadcast. Preliminary overnight data from Numeris confirms the episode was watched by 803,000 viewers on CTV, a 31% increase over ETALK's average overnight audience, and was watched by more than 2 million unique viewers overall. ETALK's 7:30 p.m. broadcast attracted 107,000 viewers on CTV Two.

"Last night's tremendous audience confirms Canadian viewers love Canadian stories, and we're proud to tell them," said Morley Nirenberg, Executive Producer, ETALK. "As the Canadian Screen Awards continues to rise in stature, we're delighted to play our part. Congratulations to all involved."

An ultimate celebration of Canadian talent, ETALK AT THE CSAs featured one-on-one interviews from the CSAs red carpet and backstage lounge with Canada's very own Christopher Plummer, Eugene and Dan Levy, Catherine O'Hara, Emma Donoghue, 2016 CSA Lifetime Achievement Award recipient Martin Short, 2016 CSA Earle Grey Award recipient Wendy Crewson, Ari Millen, Jay Baruchel, Best Supporting Actor winner Nick Serino, Brent Butt, and Best Actor winner Jacob Tremblay following his big homecoming and CSA win, and more. ETALK also surprised aspiring actress Leanna Shoniker with an opportunity to meet Toronto Mayor John Tory at the CSAs. Plus, ETALK's Danielle Graham and Lainey Lui went head-to-head in a CSA edition fashion face-off; while Jessi Cruickshank broke down all things trending from the big show.

Since the 2016 Canadian Screen Award nominations were announced on Jan. 19, CTV's ETALK has been championing this year's nominees of film and television – showcasing their uniquely Canadian stories leading up to Canadian Screen Week and Sunday's broadcast gala. ETALK was front and centre at both industry night galas as the official Red Carpet sponsor, while ETALK's Liz Trinnear also hosted Thursday's #AcademySocial event, which was co-hosted by Much Digital Studios creator Jus Reign.

Continuing to build and support Canada's star system and its budding stars, ETALK shined the spotlight on Canadian success stories including Canadian Screen Award winners and nominees SCHITT'S CREEK, THE BOOK OF NEGROES, MR. D, DEGRASSI, ROOKIE BLUE, 19-2, ORPHAN BLACK, CORNER GAS: THE MOVIE, CANADA'S SMARTEST PERSON, Sleeping Giant, and Room, among others.

ETALK airs weeknights at 7 p.m. ET on CTV, CTV.ca, and the CTV GO app, 7:30 p.m. ET on CTV Two and the CTV GO app, and 6:30 p.m. ET on E! (visit CTV.ca to confirm local broadcast times). With awards season in full swing, ETALK is also set to deliver extensive coverage of THE 2016 JUNO AWARDS with post-awards coverage April 4.


Ben Mulroney@BenMulroney
Danielle Graham@DanielleGraham
Lainey – @LaineyGossip
Traci Melchor@stayfabulous
Devon Soltendieck@DSoltendieck
Liz Trinnear@LizTrinnear
Jessi Cruickshank@JESSI




Hosted by Anchor Ben Mulroney, with Co-Anchor Danielle Graham, Senior Correspondents Lainey Lui and Traci Melchor, Senior Reporter Devon Soltendieck, Reporter Liz Trinnear, and L.A. Correspondent Jessi Cruickshank, ETALK is the #1 most-watched entertainment newsmagazine in Canada. From the OSCARS® and the EMMY® Awards, to the GOLDEN GLOBE®, and JUNO Awards, ETALK is front-and-centre, delivering up-to-the-minute news in film, television, music, and more. Celebrating both home-grown talent and international stars, ETALK became the first daily Canadian entertainment newsmagazine when it launched in 2002. ETALK is produced by Bell Media Production, and Morley Nirenberg is Director of Production and Executive Producer. Nanci MacLean is Vice-President, Bell Media Production. Mike Cosentino is Senior Vice-President, Programming, CTV Networks and CraveTV. Randy Lennox is President, Entertainment Production and Broadcasting, Bell Media.  More information about ETALK can be found at etalk.ca, as well as on Facebook and @etalkCTV

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 14 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, 2015-16 BYTD (Week 1 to 28), Preliminary live+same day.


For further information: Matthew Almeida, CTV Networks, 416.384.2629 or matthew.almeida@bellmedia.ca; Christy Sullivan, CTV Networks, 416.384.3624 or christy.sullivan@bellmedia.ca

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