Fall Season Update: CTV's QUANTICO and BLINDSPOT are Canada's Most-Watched New Programs

– CTV claims two of the Top 3 new series with total viewers and all key demos –
– With at least seven of the Top 10 most-watched programs in the key demos, CTV's THE BIG BANG THEORY remains #1 for the sixth year in a row with A25-54, A18-49, and A18-34 –
– Sophomore hits GOTHAM and THE FLASH continue to showcase superhero strength with viewers – 
– CTV continues strong lead over next closest competitor in primetime, ahead by double digits with total viewers and all key demos –

"Don't miss QUANTICO. It's a wonderful addition to the fall lineup and doesn't look like anything else on-air. Watch it." – Emily Canal, Forbes

"[BLINDSPOT] is visually sumptuous and wildly watchable." – John Doyle, The Globe and Mail

TORONTO, Nov. 26, 2015 /CNW/ - Eight weeks into the Fall TV season, new data from Numeris confirms that CTV delivers the Top 2 most-watched new programs among total viewers and A18-49 with QUANTICO and BLINDSPOT, and at least seven of the Top 10 most-watched programs with the key demos. Bolstered by new recruit Alex Parish (Priyanka Chopra) and the mysterious Jane Doe (Jaimie Alexander), QUANTICO and BLINDSPOT have become instant hits, both breaking into Canada's Top 10 most-watched programs overall. In fact, BLINDSPOT was the fall's first new series to receive a full-season order, followed shortly after with an early Season 2 renewal, while QUANTICO marked fall's second new series to get a full-season order. 

CTV is also home to the top returning series among the key demos, with THE BIG BANG THEORY #1 among A25-54, A18-34, and A18-49 for the sixth year in a row. Sophomore hits GOTHAM and THE FLASH continue their heroic runs, both Top 10 series with the key demos, while legal thriller HOW TO GET AWAY WITH MURDER, starring Emmy winner for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series Viola Davis, continues to hold court as a Top 10 series with A18-34 and A18-49.   

CTV's perennial hits also continue to deliver huge audiences. Currently in its 12th season, medical-drama GREY'S ANATOMY (#4) is as gripping as ever, and a Top 8 series with all demos. Also, ratings stalwarts CRIMINAL MINDS (#7), CASTLE (#13), and BLUE BLOODS (#14) continue to deliver Top 20 audiences.   

Overall, CTV has more Top 10 and Top 20 series than all other networks with total viewers and the key demos. CTV continues its strong lead over the next closest competitor in primetime, ahead by double digits with total viewers (+62%), A25-54 (+65%), A18-34 (+68%), and A18-49 (+70%), and winning five out of seven nights with A25-54 and A18-49. 

"The continued mass appeal of the CTV schedule is a result of our most recent wave of new hits and the ongoing strength of our high performing returning programs," said Mike Cosentino, Senior Vice-President, Programming, CTV Networks, and CraveTV. "We look forward to an unprecedented midseason schedule which is sure to deliver an even bigger story for CTV in 2016."

Canada's Top New Programs:

CTV claims two of the Top 3 new programs with total viewers and all key demos.

Rank

Total Viewers

A18-34

A18-49

A25-54

1

QUANTICO

QUANTICO

QUANTICO

QUANTICO

2

BLINDSPOT

SUPERGIRL

BLINDSPOT

SUPERGIRL

3

SUPERGIRL

BLINDSPOT

SUPERGIRL

BLINDSPOT

Canada's Most-Watched Programs, Total Viewers, Season-to-Date:

Season-to-date, CTV delivers six of Canada's Top 10 most-watched programs, including the #1 comedy and #1 new series.

Rank

Network

Program

Total Viewers

1

Global

NCIS

2.64 million

2

CTV

THE BIG BANG THEORY

2.59 million

3

Global

SURVIVOR: CAMBODIA

2.23 million

4

CTV

GREY'S ANATOMY

2.194 million

5

CTV

QUANTICO

2.191 million

6

Global

NCIS: NEW ORLEANS

2.189 million

7

CTV

CRIMINAL MINDS

2.17 million

8

CTV

BLINDSPOT

1.88 million

9

Global

SUPERGIRL

1.870 million

10

CTV

THE FLASH

1.869 million

11

CTV

MARVEL'S AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D.

1.86 million

12

CTV

GOTHAM

1.83 million

13

CTV

CASTLE

1.78 million

14

CTV

BLUE BLOODS

1.769 million

15

CTV

HOW TO GET AWAY WITH MURDER

1.766 million

15

Sportsnet

MLB PLAYOFFS

1.766 million

17

CTV

CODE BLACK

1.73 million

18

AMC

THE WALKING DEAD

1.72 million

19

Global

HAWAII FIVE-0

1.71 million

20

Global

LIMITLESS

1.65 million

Canada's Most-Watched Programs, A25-54, Season-to-Date:

Rank

Network

Program

A25-54

1

CTV

THE BIG BANG THEORY

1.26 million 

2

Global

SURVIVOR: CAMBODIA

1.11 million

3

AMC

THE WALKING DEAD

1.02 million

4

CTV

MARVEL'S AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D.

982,000

5

CTV

QUANTICO

974,000

6

CTV

GOTHAM

968,000

7

CTV

THE FLASH

956,000

8

CTV

GREY'S ANATOMY

940,000

9

CTV

CRIMINAL MINDS

915,000

10

Global

SUPERGIRL

874,000

11

CTV

BLINDSPOT

861,000

12

CTV

HOW TO GET AWAY WITH MURDER

855,000

13

Global

NCIS

829,000

14

Global

LIMITLESS

709,000

15

CTV

THE AMAZING RACE

702,000

16

CTV

ARROW

693,000

17

CTV

ONCE UPON A TIME

680,000

18

AMC

FEAR THE WALKING DEAD

679,000

19

Global

NCIS: NEW ORLEANS

676,000

20

Sportsnet

MLB PLAYOFFS

675,000

Canada's Most-Watched Programs, A18-49, Season-to-Date:

Rank

Network

Program

A18-49

1

CTV

THE BIG BANG THEORY

1.17 million 

2

AMC

THE WALKING DEAD

1.08 million

3

CTV

THE FLASH

1.01 million

4

CTV

MARVEL'S AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D.

995,000

5

Global

SURVIVOR: CAMBODIA

993,000

6

CTV

GOTHAM

973,000

7

CTV

GREY'S ANATOMY

959,000

8

CTV

QUANTICO

946,000

9

CTV

CRIMINAL MINDS

896,000

10

CTV

HOW TO GET AWAY WITH MURDER

848,000

11

CTV

BLINDSPOT

810,000

12

Global

SUPERGIRL

806,000

13

CTV

ARROW

739,000

14

AMC

FEAR THE WALKING DEAD

725,000

15

Global

NCIS

710,000

16

CTV

ONCE UPON A TIME

695,000

17

Global

LIMITLESS

673,000

18

CTV

THE AMAZING RACE

659,000

19

CTV

CASTLE

647,000

20

Sportsnet

MLB PLAYOFFS

646,000

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About CTV
CTV is Canada's #1 private broadcaster. Featuring a wide range of quality news, sports, information, and entertainment programming, CTV has been Canada's most-watched television network for the past 14 years in a row. CTV is a division of Bell Media, Canada's premier multimedia company with leading assets in television, radio, digital, and Out-of-Home. 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.

Source: Numeris (BBM Canada), Fall 2015 (Sept 21 to Nov 15, 2015), final data

SOURCE CTV

For further information: Tonia Addison, CTV Networks, 416.384.2194 or tonia.addison@bellmedia.ca; Jim Quan, CTV Networks, 416.384.5311 or jim.quan@bellmedia.ca; Laura Heath Potter, CTV Networks, 416.384.4633 or laura.heathpotter@bellmedia.ca


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