CTV Ratings Alert - Flashpoint Delivers 1.1 Million Viewers Thursday Night on CTV



    
    -- Last night's episode attracts 7.8 million viewers across
       North America --

    -- International distributors Alchemy Television and Tele Munchen strike
       deal to sell series to more than 50 countries and regions worldwide --

    -- Encore broadcast of Episode 3 airs Sunday, July 27; all-new episode
       airs Thursday, July 31 --
    

    TORONTO, July 25 /CNW/ - In its Thursday night debut, CTV's Flashpoint
was right on target, winning its time period for the third week in a row and
matching its series premiere audience of 1.1 million viewers. Flashpoint's
audience was up 19% compared to last week and more than tripled the audience
of its timeslot competitor, Swingtown (Global; 311,000). Flashpoint was the
second most-watched program on Canadian television last night following
Canada's No. 1 summer series, So You Think You Can Dance (CTV, 1.38 million).

    Flashpoint's A18-49 audience (431,000) has now grown 18% since its season
premiere and the series has maintained its A25-54 audience (485,000) for three
straight weeks. Heading into its fourth week, Flashpoint is now averaging
1.03 million viewers.

    In the U.S., Flashpoint drew 6.7 million viewers for CBS last night, and
was the No. 1 program in its time slot and No. 1 with Adults 18-49 and Adults
25-54, according to Nielsen Media Research. The episode also drew 1.4 million
more viewers than CBS' Swingtown last week.

    Yesterday, international distributors Alchemy Television and Tele Munchen
Group announced that Flashpoint has been sold to more than 50 countries and
regions worldwide, including France, Germany, Italy, Spain, the UK,
Scandinavia, and Latin America. More details will be announced in the coming
weeks.

    Viewers who may have missed last night's episode will get a second chance
to check it out with an encore broadcast this Sunday, July 27 at 10 p.m. ET on
CTV. Flashpoint continues to be available on demand on The CTV Video Player at
CTV.ca and at iTunes.ca.

    In Episode 4, premiering Thursday, July 31 at 10 pm on CTV/CBS, Rebecca
Kessfield (Chandra West) speeds across town, praying under her breath.
Bursting into a little house in the Beaches, she finds her sister Sadie on the
bathroom floor, kidney-punched, throwing up blood, a newborn baby crying in
the bedroom. The problem is Sadie's abusive husband is a cop. Enraged, Rebecca
takes Pete's (Kenneth Mitchell) gun from a drawer and heads to Pete's local
cop bar. When Rebecca takes Pete to his sailboat on the waterfront - the place
he married her sister, the perfect place for a troubled cop to "commit
suicide" - she has no idea that Ed, Jules, and the SRU are one step ahead of
her, pulling out all the stops in a desperate effort to protect one of their
own.

    Source:

    Canada - BBM Nielsen Media Research, preliminary overnight data,
    CTV Total.
    U.S. - Nielsen Media Research, preliminary overnight data.





For further information:

For further information: Jim Quan, CTV Inc., (416) 332-5311 or
jquan@ctv.ca


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