CTV's SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE CANADA Is No.1



    
                   CTV's SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE CANADA
                       is No.1 with Season 2 Premiere

                - No.1 in timeslot, No.1 in metered markets -
          - CTV's all-Canadian, non-simulcast primetime lineup leads
                            competition by 60% -
           - Dance fever continues tonight with highlights from the
                     Vancouver and Saint John auditions -
    

    TORONTO, Aug. 12 /CNW/ - CTV's SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE CANADA is No.1
once again. The second season debut of the homegrown urban sensation won the
night in Toronto, Vancouver and Calgary Tuesday(*), while winning its timeslot
(8-10 p.m.) nationally as well. Peaking with more than 1.3 million viewers,
the two-hour premiere was watched on average by 1.08 million viewers. Nearly
three million viewers watched some or all of the broadcast.

    With 758,000 viewers for a standalone episode of FLASHPOINT at 10 p.m.,
CTV's all-Canadian primetime was unbeatable, with 60% more viewers than any
other network, Canadian or American.(xx)

    
    (xx)MEDIA NOTE: Download hi-resolution images of SO YOU THINK YOU CAN
    DANCE CANADA at ctvmedia.ca/dance2009.
    

    Featuring highlights from the Toronto auditions, SO YOU THINK YOU CAN
DANCE CANADA won its timeslot by nearly 50% among young viewers A18-34, while
leading the simulcasts of NCIS (Global/CBS) and BIG BROTHER (Global/CBS) by
31% among A18-49, 15% among P2+, and 14% among A25-54.

    
                                2+        A18-34        A18-49        A25-54
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
    SYTYCDC                  1.08M       298,000       551,000       574,000
    NCIS/BIG BROTHER       935,000       200,000       420,000       504,000
    

    SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE CANADA continues tonight on CTV with a
two-hour episode featuring highlights from the Vancouver and Saint John, NB
auditions at 8 p.m. ET (visit ctv.ca to confirm local broadcast times). During
Season 1, no East Coast competitors cracked the Top 20, while BC produced two
of the Top 10 finalists. Only time will tell if the provinces will have a
similar showing this season.

    Highlights from each week's SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE CANADA episodes
and behind-the-scenes interviews will be available on demand on the CTV Video
Player at CTV.ca, and encore episodes air Sundays on MuchMusic beginning
August 16 at 5 p.m. ET.

    For up-to-date SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE CANADA information, visit the
series' official website, dance.ctv.ca. There, fans can interact with their
favourite dancers, judges and choreographers by browsing the image galleries,
videos, blogs, forums and more.

    CTV, Canada's Olympic Network, is also 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 Inc. also owns radio stations across the country and owns or has interests
in leading national specialty channels, featuring news, sports, factual, arts,
entertainment, music, youth and fashion programming. CTV Inc. is owned by
CTVglobemedia Inc., Canada's premier multi-media company, which also owns
Canada's national newspaper, The Globe and Mail. CTV is the official
broadcaster of the Vancouver 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games and
London 2012 Games of the Olympiad. More information about CTV may be found on
the company website at (less than)http://www.ctv.ca/(greater than) www.ctv.ca.

    
    Source: BBM Nielsen Media Research Preliminary Overnight Reports
    (*)Total viewers, non-news
    (xx)CTV Total, 8-11 p.m.
    




For further information:

For further information: Christy Sullivan, SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE
CANADA, (416) 526-3052, christy.sullivan@ctv.ca; Amanda Rinaldo, CTV Inc.,
(416) 384-5325, amanda.rinaldo@ctv.ca; Allie Page, CTV Inc., (416) 384-4596,
allie.page@ctv.ca


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