CTV is Canada's Overwhelming Choice for Local News



    -- BBM Fall 2007 Report Confirms CTV Evening News at 6 p.m.
    Is the Top-Ranked Newscast in 11 of 12 Canadian Markets --

    TORONTO, Jan. 10 /CNW/ - CTV is the No.1 choice for local news across
Canada, the BBM Canada Fall 2007 audience report released today confirms. In
addition to being home to Canada's No.1 national newscast, CTV National News
with Lloyd Robertson, Canadians overwhelmingly turn to CTV Evening News at
6 p.m. for their local news. Today's BBM data confirms that CTV is the
top-ranked local newscast in 11 of the 12 major Canadian markets(*).

    Every evening more than 1.5 million viewers tune into CTV Evening News,
making it regularly one of the Top 10 programs nationally on Canadian
television(xx). The BBM Canada Fall 2007 audience report confirms that CTV
also has the top-rated local newscast in each of the following markets:
Greater Toronto Area, Calgary, Edmonton, Regina, Saskatoon, Winnipeg, Northern
Ontario, Ottawa-Gatineau, Southwestern Ontario, Montreal (English- Speaking)
and Atlantic Canada(*).

    "Local news is the backbone of our news operation and we pride ourselves
on being the first destination Canadians turn to for the news and issues
concerning their local communities," said Robert Hurst, President of CTV News
and Current Affairs. "Our local news teams are an integral part of their
communities and work hard each and every day to tell the local stories that
matter the most to Canadians."

    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. CTV owns 21 conventional
television stations across Canada and has interests in 15 specialty channels,
including the number-one Canadian specialty channel, TSN. CTV is owned by
CTVglobemedia, Canada's premier multi-media company. More information about
CTV may be found on the company Web site at www.ctv.ca.

    (*) BBM Canada Fall 2007 Report - Viewers 2+

    (xx) Source BBM Nielsen Media Research (Sept 17- Dec 14, 2007)





For further information:

For further information: Greg McIsaac, Senior Communications Manager,
CTV Inc., (416) 332-5180 or gmcisaac@ctv.ca


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