-- Canada's home-grown comedy bests simulcasts of Heroes and Prison Break
TORONTO, Oct. 23 /CNW/ - On the eve of the Gemini Awards this Sunday,
Canadian viewers have voted with their remotes, and Corner Gas is the hands
down winner. CTV's home-grown comedy series bested simulcasts of Heroes and
Prison Break, data from BBM Nielsen Research confirms today. The shenanigans
of the residents of Dog River attracted 1.5 million viewers on CTV, topping
both Prison Break (1.35 million; FOX/Global) and Heroes (1.33 million;
NBC/Global). In the key A18-49 and A25-54 demos, CSI: Miami took the
No. 1 slot Monday, leading CTV to claim one million plus viewers from
1. At 7 p.m., CTV's eTalk (486,000) once again beat ET Canada (404,000)
before Jeopardy/Access Hollywood on CTV delivered 1.3 million viewers
at 7:30 p.m.
2. At 8 p.m., Marie Osmond's fainting spell on Dancing with the Stars
was watched by 2.02 million viewers on CTV and ranked No. 2 for the
night. Dancing with the Stars delivered more viewers A25-54 and
A18-49 than Prison Break and led in total viewers by 50%.
3. At 9:30 p.m., CTV's Corner Gas became the No. 4 show of the night
with 1.48 million viewers, up 14% compared to last week. Head-to-
head, Corner Gas led Heroes by 11%.
4. At 10 p.m., CTV's CSI: Miami was the most-watched program of the
night with 2.4 million viewers, including 1.27 million among A25-54.
CSI: Miami won the night, besting Heroes by 41% among A25-54 and
15% among A18-49 and Prison Break by 55% among A25-54 and 32% among
The Top 5 programs on Canadian television last night:
1. CSI: Miami (CTV/CBS) 2.39 million
2. Dancing With the Stars (CTV/ABC) 2.02 million
3. CTV Evening News (CTV) 1.59 million
4. Corner Gas (CTV) 1.48 million
5. Prison Break (Global/FOX) 1.35 million
Data quoted CTV Full and Global Full (BBM Nielsen Media Research).
For further information:
For further information: Laura Heath, CTV Inc., (416) 332-4633 or