CTV Delivers Monday Night Viewers

    
    - Wins 9 and 10 pm timeslots; averages 2.38 million viewers in
                                 prime time -

    - DANCING WITH THE STARS two-hour performance episode surges 19% from
                            last week's episode -

    - More laughs for /A\'s Monday night comedy block; TWO AND A HALF MEN and
       THE BIG BANG THEORY both up 11% from last week's season premieres -
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TORONTO, Sept. 29 /CNW/ - CTV's powerhouse combination of DANCING WITH THE STARS and CSI: MIAMI delivered an average of 2.38 million viewers in every minute during prime time (8-11p) last night, 24% more than its closest competitor, Global (1.93 million/HOUSE, LIE TO ME, HEROES).

Leading the way from 8-10 p.m. with an average audience of 2.3 million viewers, CTV's DANCING WITH THE STARS performance episode waltzed its way to No. 1 nationally and in Toronto in the 9 p.m. hour, charting 2.4 million viewers on CTV. In its second hour, it eclipsed premieres of timeslot competitors LIE TO ME (Global/1.9 million) and TRAUMA (Citytv, 598,000). Maintaining its loyal following and gaining new dance crazed fans, DANCING WITH THE STARS surged 19% from last week's episode.

CSI: MIAMI followed at 10 p.m., delivering 2.6 million total viewers and securing the No. 1 spot for the hour in all markets and key demos, surpassing HEROES (Global, 661,000) and THE JAY LENO SHOW (CITY, 397,000).

On /A\ the laughs continue to grow with TWO AND A HALF MEN delivering 1.07 million viewers at 9 p.m. followed by THE BIG BANG THEORY at 9:30 p.m. with 991,000 viewers. Both episodes were up 11% in total viewers from last week's season premieres.

    
    To view the complete release, please click here
    http://ctvmedia.ca/ctv/releases/release.asp?id=11686&yyyy=2009

    Source: BBM Canada, preliminary data
    

SOURCE CTV

For further information: For further information: Laura Heath Potter, CTV Inc., (416) 384-4633 or laura.heathpotter@ctv.ca


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