CTV Ratings Alert - CTV Wins Thursday with 2.4 Million Viewers for Grey's Anatomy



    
    - Outwit. Outlast. Outperform: CTV Wins Thursday with 2.4 Million Viewers
    for Grey's Anatomy -
    - Grey's Anatomy No.1 for the day in total audience and key demos
    nationally and in Toronto/Vancouver -
    - Grey's Anatomy joins CSI: Miami and Criminal Minds as the Top 3
    most-watched programs so far in Premiere Week -
    

    TORONTO, Sept. 26 /CNW/ - Last season's most-watched drama exploded back
into primetime last night as Grey's Anatomy attracted 2.4 million viewers on
CTV, outlasting the season premiere of the aging Survivor (CBS/Global,
2.2 million), which turned in its lowest season premiere ever. Grey's Anatomy
was the No.1 program of the night in total viewers and all key demos both
nationally and in the highly-competitive Toronto and Vancouver markets. The
gripping, two-hour episode - now available on demand on the CTV Video Player
at CTV.ca - saw Dr. Cristina Yang (Sandra Oh) impaled by an icicle as
Bernadette Peters guest-starred.

    Teamed with the Season 15 debut of ER (1.1 million), which aired out of
simulcast at 8 p.m., the CTV Evening News (991,000) and the CTV National News
with Lloyd Robertson (975,000), CTV claimed four of the Top 5 most-watched
programs on Canadian television last night.

    Grey's Anatomy joins CSI: Miami (Monday, 2.8 million viewers) and
Criminal Minds (Wednesday, 2.7 million viewers) as one of the Top 3
most-watched programs on Canadian television this week.

    
    Among the highlights from last night:

    -   Grey's Anatomy's two-hour episode was a hit in the key demos of
        A25-54 (1.426 million) and A18-49 (1.424 million)

    -   Head-to-head from 9-10 p.m., Grey's Anatomy won the hour and
        delivered nearly double the number of A18-34 viewers (755,000 vs.
        381,000) than Survivor: Gabon

    -   Head-to-head at 10 p.m., Grey's Anatomy also won the second hour
        (2.48 million) against  the one-hour season premiere of The Office
        (Global; 625,000).

    The Top 5 programs on Canadian television last night:

    1.  Grey's Anatomy (2.4 million)

    2.  Survivor: Gabon (2.2 million)

    3.  ER (1.1 million)

    4.  CTV Evening News (991,000)

    5.  CTV National News With Lloyd Robertson (975,000)
    

    Premiere week continues on CTV on Sunday night with the jet-setting
Season 13 debut of The Amazing Race at 8 p.m. ET, followed by the two-hour
premiere of Desperate Housewives at 9 p.m. ET (check ctv.ca to confirm local
broadcast times).

    Last night's episode of ER is also now available on demand on the CTV
Video Player at CTV.ca.

    Source: Preliminary overnight data, CTV Total, Global Total (BBM Nielsen
Media Research).





For further information:

For further information: Laura Heath Potter, CTV Inc., (416) 332-4633 or
lheathpotter@ctv.ca; Jim Quan, CTV Inc., (416) 332-5311, jquan@ctv.ca


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