CTV Delivers 10 of the Top 10 Programs on Canadian Television



    
    --  CTV claims nine of the Top 10 programs for A25-54 and eight of the
        Top 10 for A18-49 --
    --  American Idol, Lost, Eli Stone, Medium, Law & Order and
        The Moment of Truth enjoy ratings prominence --
    

    TORONTO, Feb. 7 /CNW/ - A review of the latest audience figures from
BBM Nielsen Media Canada confirms that CTV has Canada's most-watched programs
this winter by an overwhelming margin in total viewers and key demos. Led by
ratings juggernaut American Idol, CTV claims 10 out of the Top 10 continuing
programs airing during the Winter Season (Dec. 17-Feb. 3) among total viewers.
Additionally, CTV has nine out of the Top 10 programs on Canadian television
among A25-54 and eight out of the Top 10 programs among A18-49.
    Winter's No. 1 hit show, American Idol, leads the charge, averaging
nearly three million viewers since its debut on Jan. 15. Fan favourite Lost
returns to the Top 10 (No. 7) with 1.837 million viewers as does all-new Law &
Order (No. 6, 1.839 million), with new cast members Jeremy Sisto and Linus
Roache. CTV's The Moment of Truth is the only brand new series on Canadian
television to crack the Top 10 (No. 9, 1.6 million).
    When looking at the Top 20 shows on Canadian television, CTV delivers
16 out of 20 among total viewers (up from 15 in '06/07), 16 out of 20 among
A25-54 (up from 14 in '06/07) and 15 out of 20 among A18-49 (up from 12 in
'06/07). New drama series Eli Stone lands at No. 17 with 1.2 million viewers
while all-new episodes of Medium returns the series to the Top 20 at No. 13
(1.339 million viewers). Corner Gas (No. 18, 1.2 million) remains the only
Canadian series in the Top 20.

    
    Here are the Top 10 Winter Season rankings at a glance from Dec. 17 to
Feb. 3:

    Total Viewers
    -------------

    1. American Idol Tues. (CTV)                     2.975 million
    2. American Idol Wed. (CTV)                      2.722 million
    3. CSI: Miami (CTV)                              2.09 million
    4. Criminal Minds (CTV)                          1.969 million
    5. CSI: NY (CTV)                                 1.897 million
    6. Law & Order (CTV)                             1.839 million
    7. Lost (CTV)                                    1.837 million
    8. Law & Order: SVU (CTV)                        1.6 million
    9. The Moment of Truth (CTV)                     1.586 million
    10. ER (CTV)                                     1.555 million


    A25-54
    ------

    1.  American Idol Tues. (CTV)                     1.705 million
    2.  American Idol Wed. (CTV)                      1.605 million
    3.  Criminal Minds (CTV)                          1.1 million
    4.  Lost (CTV)                                    1.076 million
    5.  CSI: Miami (CTV)                              1.06 million
    6.  CSI: NY (CTV)                                 990,000
    7.  Law & Order (CTV)                             976,000
    8.  ER (CTV)                                      975,000
    9.  House (Global)                                931,000
    10. Law & Order: SVU (CTV)                        890,000


    A18-49
    ------

    1.  American Idol Tues. (CTV)                     1.606 million
    2.  American idol Wed. (CTV)                      1.505 million
    3.  Lost (CTV)                                    1.077 million
    4.  CSI: Miami (CTV)                              966,000
    5.  Criminal Minds (CTV)                          921,000
    6.  The Moment of Truth (CTV)                     877,000
    7.  House (Global)                                870,000
    8.  ER (CTV)                                      834,000
    9.  Law & Order (CTV)                             825,000
    10. Celebrity Apprentice (Global)                 807,000

    (*) Source: Preliminary overnight data, CTV Full and Global Full
        (BBM Nielsen Media Research). Note: Rankings based on continuing
        series currently scheduled. Series removed from this ranking include
        Desperate Housewives, Grey's Anatomy and The Amazing Race.
    

    CTV, Canada's largest private broadcaster, offers a wide range of quality
news, sports, information, and entertainment programming. It has the
number-one national newscast, CTV National News With Lloyd Robertson, and is
the number-one choice for prime-time viewing. CTVglobemedia Inc. is Canada's
premier multi-media company which owns CTV Inc. and The Globe and Mail. CTV
Inc. also owns radio stations across the country, and leading national
specialty channels. Other CTVglobemedia investments include an interest in
Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment, and in Dome Productions, a North American
leader in the provision of mobile high definition production facilities. More
information about CTV may be found on the company website at www.ctv.ca.





For further information:

For further information: Laura Heath, CTV Inc., (416) 332-4633 or
lheath@ctv.ca


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