CTV National News with Lloyd Robertson Named Canada's Best Newscast by RTNDA



    - CTV Declared the Big Winner with 10 RTNDA Awards -

    TORONTO, June 24 /CNW/ - Canada's No. 1 national newscast, CTV National
News with Lloyd Robertson has just been named Canada's Best Newscast by the
Radio-Television News Directors Association (RTNDA). The award was presented
tonight to Wendy Freeman, Vice President and Executive Producer, CTV News and
Robert Hurst, President, CTV News, at the RTNDA's National Awards Gala in
Vancouver. The coveted award was just one of 10 RTNDA awards and one honorable
mention for the CTV News Division - more than any other television
broadcaster.
    The RTNDA Awards, which are widely regarded as the highest recognition
for broadcast journalism in Canada, were also handed out to CTV's W-FIVE and
CTV's local newscasts in British Columbia, Toronto and Regina. (See below for
the complete summary)
    For CTV National News with Lloyd Robertson, the Best Newscast award caps
off another No. 1 year for CTV. BBM Nielsen audience numbers confirm that CTV
National News with Lloyd Robertson is not just No. 1 in total viewers, but
outperforms Global National and The National (CBC) in all key advertising
demographics - Adults 18+, Adults 18-34, Adults 18-49 and Adults 25-54.

    
    	The CTV National News Advantage

    	Mon - Fri (5 Days)                                       Viewers

    	CTV National News with Lloyd Robertson                   978,000

    	Global National                                          959,000

    	CBC the National                                         647,000


    	Mon - Sun (7 Days(*))

    	CTV National News with Lloyd Robertson/Sandie Rinaldo    922,000

    	Global National                                          879,000

    	CBC the National                                         643,000

    Source: BBM Nielsen Media Research Jan 1, 2007 to June 17, 2007

    (*) note: seven-day weighted average

    For Robertson, the news rounds out another stellar year for Canada's Most
Trusted Anchor. He was recently named to Canada's Walk of Fame, the first
journalist ever inducted (June, 2007), and was named Canada's most powerful
anchor in news by TV Guide (April 2007).

    2006 RTNDA National and Network Awards:

    Network Awards
    --------------

    CTV National News with Lloyd Robertson

      -  Best Newscast
      -  Best Spot News - Shelling of Beit Hanoun
      -  Best Short Feature - Life on the Run
      -  Best Videography - Canadian Evacuees
      -  Best Spot News - The Battle of Pashmul (Honorable Mention)

    	W-FIVE

      -  Best In-depth/Investigative Report - Dr. Hope
      -  Best Information Program - Danger on the Road/Children of Woodlands

    National Awards
    ---------------

    	CTV British Columbia

      -  Short Feature - Nagasaki Vet
      -  In-depth or Investigative - Filthy Foster Home

    CTV Regina

      -  Best News information - Calling Home

    	CTV Toronto

      -  Continuing Coverage - Bail System
    

    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 16 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.




For further information:

For further information: Greg McIsaac, Communications Manager, CTV Inc.,
News, Information & Current Affairs, (416) 458-3591 or gmcisaac@ctv.ca


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