-- CTV lands 5 out of Top 6 shows --
-- Grey's Anatomy premiere wins night; up 48% over last year --
-- Big Shots debuts wins coveted 10 p.m. timeslot with 1.1 million
TORONTO, Sept. 28 /CNW/ - CTV continues to dominate Premiere Week on
Canadian television, taking Thursday with the season premiere of Grey's
Anatomy and now laying claim to three out of four nights this week. Topping
Survivor, Grey's Anatomy was the most-watched program on television Thursday,
leading CTV to rank five out of the Top 6 shows:
1. At 9 p.m., the season premiere of Grey's Anatomy on CTV delivered 2.6
million viewers, up 48% compared to last year and including 1.42 million
viewers in the key A18-49 demo. Head-to-head, Grey's almost tripled the
audience for The Office (NBC/Global, 886,000) and was No. 1 in the
timeslot in both Toronto/Hamilton (654,000) and Vancouver (383,000).
2. Grey's won the night over Survivor, which dropped to 2.45 million
viewers. Head-to-head at 8 p.m., CSI was No. 1 in Toronto/Hamilton out of
simulcast on CTV (540,000), besting Survivor (427,000) in simulcast on
CBS/Global by 26%. Nationally, CSI was in a statistical dead-heat with
Survivor, attracting 2.4 million viewers, including 1.1 million viewers
A18-49 and ending as the No. 3 show of the night.
3. At 10 p.m., the series debut of Big Shots on CTV attracted 1.13
million viewers, landing the show at No. 5 for the night. Big Shots was
up 45% over Shark (CBS/Global, 780,000) nationally and bested Shark in
both Toronto/Hamilton and Vancouver.
4. Out of simulcast, ER drew nearly a million viewers (907,000) at 7 p.m.
The Top 6 programs on Canadian television last night:
1. Grey's Anatomy (2,592,000)
2. Survivor (2,452,000)
3. CSI (2,406,000)
4. CTV Evening News (1,444,000)
5. Big Shots (1,130,000)
6. ER (907,000)
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