CRIMINAL MINDS: SUSPECT BEHAVIOR Seizes 2.5 Million Viewers on CTV

- CTV wins Wednesday night (8-11 p.m.) with total viewers and key demos -

- AMERICAN IDOL provides strong lead-in with 2.63 million viewers -

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TORONTO, Feb. 17 /CNW/ - Forest Whitaker has what it takes to lock in an audience as new series CRIMINAL MINDS: SUSPECT BEHAVIOR premiered to 2.47 million viewers last night, immediately becoming CTV's #1 new series debut of the season. CRIMINAL MINDS: SUSPECT BEHAVIOR more than doubled the audience of OFF THE MAP (1.0 million, Global/ABC) and had more viewers than Global, CBC, and Citytv combined. CRIMINAL MINDS: SUSPECT BEHAVIOR was also #1 amongst conventional competitors at 10 p.m. with total viewers and the key A18-49 and A25-54 demos in all key markets.  

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CRIMINAL MINDS: SUSPECT BEHAVIOR retained 94% of its 8 p.m. lead-in AMERICAN IDOL (2.63 million), statistically tied with SURVIVOR: REDEMPTION ISLAND (2.66 million viewers, Global/CBS) as the #1 program of the night. CTV won Wednesday in primetime with total viewers and in all key demos, with 77% more viewers than Global in primetime. In next week's new episode of CRIMINAL MINDS: SUSPECT BEHAVIOR, "Lonely Hearts" (Wednesday, February 23 at 10 p.m. ET on CTV), the Red Cell team travels to Ohio to track down a killer targeting single businessmen.

New episodes of CRIMINAL MINDS: SUSPECT BEHAVIOR are also available on demand the day following their television broadcast on the CTV Video Player at CTV.ca.

AMERICAN IDOL continues tonight at 8 p.m. ET on /A\ (visit atv.ca to confirm local broadcast times).

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For further information:

Christy Sullivan, CTV Inc., 416.384.3624 orchristy.sullivan@ctv.ca
Jim Quan, CTV Inc., 416.384.5311 orjim.quan@ctv.ca

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