Flashpoint Moves to Thursdays at 10 p.m., Beginning July 24 on CTV



    
    Flashpoint Sets Sights On New Target: Summer's Hottest Drama Moves to
                               Thursdays on CTV

     -- New time-slot follows summer ratings powerhouse So You Think You
                                 Can Dance --

    -- Episode 2 peaks with 927,000 viewers, wins time-slot, night and all
       key demos in Canada; captures 7.1 million viewers in the United
                                  States --

     -- Flashpoint debut episode is No. 2 TV download on iTunes Canada --
    

    TORONTO, July 22 /CNW/ - After dominating Friday nights for the past two
weeks in a row, summer's hottest drama is moving to television's biggest
night. CTV, along with U.S. broadcast partner CBS, announced today that
Flashpoint will now air in the coveted Thursdays at 10 p.m. ET time-slot
beginning this Thursday, July 24 (visit CTV.ca to confirm local broadcast
times). The gripping new original CTV and CBS co-production about an elite
Toronto police team (SRU) will now air in the prime time-slot that also
features the 9 p.m. lead-in of Canada's #1 summer series, So You Think You Can
Dance. A special encore broadcast of this Thursday's Flashpoint (Episode 3)
will air Sunday, July 27 at 10 p.m. ET on CTV. "Flashpoint is firing on all
cylinders," said Susanne Boyce, President of Creative, Content and Channels,
CTV Inc. "The audience - and buzz - continues to build on both sides of the
border. It's a testament to the outstanding ensemble cast and exceptional
writing."

    In Canada, 908,000 viewers watched the second episode last Friday,
July 18, making it the most-watched program of the night, more than double its
next closest 10 p.m. competitor. Among key 18-34 and 18-49 demos, Episode 2
was up 55% and 16% respectively from its debut week. Friday's success follows
an impressive series premiere when Flashpoint debuted #1 in Canada and the
U.S. on Friday, July 11.

    In the U.S., Flashpoint once again finished #1 for CBS last Friday,
repeating its status as the most-watched program of the night on American
network television with 7.1 million viewers for the second straight week,
according to Nielsen Media Research. To see the complete announcement, go to:
http://www.ctv.ca/announce.

    Canada - BBM Nielsen Media Research, preliminary overnight data, CTV
    Total.
    U.S. - Nielsen Media Research, preliminary overnight data.





For further information:

For further information: Jim Quan, CTV Inc., (416) 332-5311 or
jquan@ctv.ca


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