CTV's ELLEN Returns with New Daytime Record: Largest Audience in a Decade

- THE ELLEN DEGENERES SHOW bests daytime newcomer KATIE nationally with total viewers by 280% -

- CTV and CTV Two hold 8 of the Top 10 talk show spots in daytime -

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TORONTO, Sept. 11, 2012 /CNW/ - In its new hotly contested 4 p.m. timeslot on CTV, THE ELLEN DEGENERES SHOW premiered to its biggest audience ever in Canada yesterday with a series-high of 612,000 viewers, up a staggering 56% compared to last season's premiere and 280% more viewers than new timeslot entrant KATIE (Citytv/161,000). The Season 10 premiere was #1 nationally among talk shows with total viewers and all key adult demos and propelled the revamped ANDERSON LIVE at 5 p.m. to double digit growth of 17% compared to last year's premiere on CTV. The two programs powered CTV to claim 8 of the Top 10 daytime talk shows in Canada as the 2012/2013 Season launches.

Head-to-head with the series premiere of KATIE at 4 p.m. in Toronto, THE ELLEN DEGENERES SHOW reigned supreme with a 1.9 A25-54 rating and a 1.8 A18-49 rating, leading KATIE (0.4 A25-54 and 0.1 A18-49).

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National Daytime Talk Show Ranking (Total Viewers) - Monday, September 10, 2012

  Program Network Audience (2+)
1 THE ELLEN DEGENERES SHOW CTV 612,000
2 ANDERSON LIVE CTV 479,000
3 DR. PHIL CTV 379,000
4 LIVE! WITH KELLY & MICHAEL CTV 373,000
5 THE VIEW CTV 336,000
6 THE DR. OZ SHOW CTV 305,000
7 THE MARILYN DENIS SHOW CTV 211,000
8 THE JEFF PROBST SHOW Global 208,000
9 THE ELLEN DEGENERES SHOW CTV Two 203,000
10 STEVEN & CHRIS CBC 193,000

Following its television broadcast, viewers can catch up on full episodes of THE ELLEN DEGENERES SHOW across CTV's digital platforms on CTV.ca, the CTV App, the CTV Mobile channel and through video on demand partners.

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CTV is Canada's largest private broadcaster. Featuring a wide range of quality news, sports, information, and entertainment programming, CTV is Canada's most-watched television network. CTV is a division of Bell Media, Canada's premier multimedia company with leading assets in television, radio and digital. Bell Media is owned by BCE Inc. (TSX, NYSE: BCE), Canada's largest communications company. More information about CTV can be found on the network's website at ctv.ca.

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For further information:

Matthew Almeida, CTV and CTV Two, 416.384.2629 or matthew.almeida@bellmedia.ca
Allie Page, CTV and CTV Two, 416.384.4596 or allie.page@bellmedia.ca


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