CTV Ratings Alert - CTV Wins Monday with 3 out of Top 4 Shows



    -- CSI: Miami crushes Journeyman series premiere --
    -- Dancing With the Stars defeats Prison Break and Heroes --
    -- Corner Gas returns with 70th, million-plus audience --

    TORONTO, Sept. 25 /CNW/ - On a night featuring the return of several
high-profile and heavily-hyped series, CTV claimed the No. 1 and No. 2 shows
of the evening, winning every timeslot in Primetime and three out of the Top 4
shows on television:

    1. The Season 6 premiere of CSI: Miami on CTV was the most-watched
    program of the night on Canadian television with 2.2 million viewers.
    CSI: Miami crushed the series premiere of Journeyman (NBC/Global;
    811,000) by a whopping 172% from 10-11 p.m.

    2. The No. 2 program last night was the Season 5 premiere of Dancing With
    the Stars with 1.93 million viewers on CTV, outdrawing both Heroes
    (NBC/Global, 1.66 million) and Prison Break (FOX/Global, 1.43 million)
    from 8-9:30 p.m. It was the biggest season premiere ever for Dancing With
    the Stars on CTV, up 41% compared to last fall.

    3. The Season 5 premiere of Corner Gas on CTV delivered 1.24 million
    viewers, up slightly (5%) vs. last season's debut episode. It's the 70th
    original broadcast in a row for the series that has delivered an audience
    of more than one million viewers.

    CTV Evening News was the No. 4 program of the night with 1.5 million
viewers.

    Data quoted represents total viewers (2+) for CTV Full and Global Full
(BBM Nielsen Media Research).





For further information:

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


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