Halfway Through the Fall TV Season, CTV's DESIGNATED SURVIVOR is the #1 New Series in All Key Demos

– CTV grows millennial program count as home to eight of the Top 10 programs with A18-34 –

– CTV leads the fall season with the most Top 20 programs overall, as well as the most Top 10 programs in all key demos –

– THE BIG BANG THEORY is once again Canada's most-watched series overall, and THE FLASH is a Top 10 series in all key demos –

– CTV has the Top 3 sophomore programs including LUCIFER and BLINDSPOT –

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TORONTO, Nov. 10, 2016 /CNW/ - Halfway through the Fall TV season, and with six weeks of final data now available from Numeris, the acclaimed new Kiefer Sutherland-led drama DESIGNATED SURVIVOR is the #1 new series in Canada in all key demos. Returning with an all-new episode tonight, DESIGNATED SURVIVOR ranks as the Top 3 program overall among total viewers with an average audience of 2.4 million viewers.

CTV's diverse fall schedule is #1 not only with total viewers but also in all key demos. Home to more Top 10 and Top 20 series in the key demos than all other networks combined, CTV also continues a strong lead over Global in primetime by double-digits among total viewers (+10%) and in all key demos (+47% A18-34; +30% A18-49; and +21% A25-54).

"The continued strong performances by our returning hits, and the addition of new buzz-worthy series, have proven yet again that CTV's schedule resonates with viewers across the country," said Mike Cosentino, Senior Vice-President, CTV and Specialty, Bell Media. "With our successful fall now halfway through the season, CTV's schedule is primed for an equally solid midseason."

Other highlights from this fall on Canadian TV:

Millennials Love CTV

  • DESIGNATED SURVIVOR, along with freshman drama THIS IS US, helped CTV increase its count of Top 10 series among millennials aged 18-34, now landing eight of the Top 10 and 12 of the Top 20, more than all other networks combined.
  • CTV wins five out of seven nights with young Canadian viewers, leading Global by 47% in primetime.
  • CTV's hit Tuesday night lineup including THE FLASH and THIS IS US rank in the Top 10 for A18-34, and Thursday night's THE BIG BANG THEORY is the top program among the demo.

 

Returning Hits Remain Strong on CTV

  • Perennial favourite THE BIG BANG THEORY has returned for its tenth season as the most-watched series in Canada with total viewers and in all key demos.
  • THE FLASH ranks in the Top 10 in all key demos, and delivers a Top 20 audience with total viewers along with CRIMINAL MINDS (#7).
  • Sophomore hits LUCIFER and BLINDSPOT both land in the Top 20 in the key demos, with LUCIFER a Top 10 program overall.

 

Canada's Most-Watched Programs, A18-34, Season-to-Date:
CTV is the network for millennials, with eight of the Top 10 programs, including the Top 2 new series DESIGNATED SURVIVOR and THIS IS US.

Rank

Network

Program

A18-34

1

CTV

THE BIG BANG THEORY

551,000

2

CTV

GREY'S ANATOMY

485,000

3

Global

SURVIVOR: MILLENNIALS VS. GEN X

452,000

4

CTV

THE FLASH

447,000

5

AMC

THE WALKING DEAD

429,000

6

CTV

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

398,000

7

CTV

DESIGNATED SURVIVOR – New

391,000

8

CTV

LUCIFER

388,000

9

CTV

THIS IS US – New

364,000

10

CTV

GOTHAM

342,000

11

Global

BULL – New

337,000

12

CTV

QUANTICO

315,000

13

CTV

CRIMINAL MINDS

302,000

14

Global

KEVIN CAN WAIT – New

299,000

15

CTV

BLINDSPOT

291,000

16

CTV

HOW TO GET AWAY WITH MURDER

283,000

17

Global

CHICAGO FIRE

254,000

17

Global

MAN WITH A PLAN – New

254,000

19

Global

THE BLACKLIST

248,000

20

Sportsnet

MLB PLAYOFFS

239,000

 

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

Rank

Network

Program

A18-49

1

CTV

THE BIG BANG THEORY

1.08 million

2

Global

SURVIVOR: MILLENNIALS VS. GEN X

994,000

3

CTV

GREY'S ANATOMY

887,000

3

AMC

THE WALKING DEAD

887,000

5

CTV

DESIGNATED SURVIVOR – New

882,000

6

CTV

THE FLASH

807,000

7

CTV

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

797,000

8

CTV

LUCIFER

784,000

9

Global

BULL – New

734,000

10

CTV

THIS IS US – New

679,000

11

CTV

CRIMINAL MINDS

674,000

12

Global

NCIS

594,000

13

CTV

GOTHAM

593,000

14

CTV

QUANTICO

588,000

15

Global

KEVIN CAN WAIT – New

572,000

16

CTV

BLINDSPOT

555,000

17

Global

THE BLACKLIST

542,000

18

CBC

HOCKEY NIGHT IN CANADA

534,000

19

Global

MAN WITH A PLAN – New

514,000

20

Sportsnet

MLB PLAYOFFS

511,000

 

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

Rank

Network

Program

A25-54

1

CTV

THE BIG BANG THEORY

1.17 million

2

Global

SURVIVOR: MILLENNIALS VS. GEN X

1.09 million

3

CTV

GREY'S ANATOMY

894,000

4

CTV

DESIGNATED SURVIVOR – New

893,000

5

AMC

THE WALKING DEAD

828,000

6

CTV

LUCIFER

822,000

7

Global

BULL – New

819,000

8

CTV

CRIMINAL MINDS

741,000

9

CTV

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

739,000

10

CTV

THE FLASH

738,000

11

Global

NCIS

714,000

12

CTV

THIS IS US – New

705,000

13

CTV

QUANTICO

623,000

14

Global

MACGYVER – New

602,000

15

CTV

GOTHAM

581,000

16

Global

THE BLACKLIST

576,000

17

Global

KEVIN CAN WAIT – New

561,000

18

Global

HAWAII FIVE-O

558,000

19

CTV

BLINDSPOT

553,000

20

CBC

HOCKEY NIGHT IN CANADA

538,000

 

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

Rank

Network

Program

Total Viewers

1

CTV

THE BIG BANG THEORY

2.53 million

2

Global

BULL – New

2.43 million

3

CTV

DESIGNATED SURVIVOR – New

2.38 million

4

Global

NCIS

2.27 million

5

Global

SURVIVOR: MILLENNIALS VS. GEN X

2.14 million

6

CTV

GREY'S ANATOMY

2.13 million

7

CTV

CRIMINAL MINDS

1.87 million

8

Global

MACGYVER – New

1.69 million

9

CTV

LUCIFER

1.68 million

10

Global

HAWAII FIVE-O

1.64 million

11

CTV

THIS IS US – New

1.60 million

12

CTV

BLUE BLOODS

1.55 million

13

Global

THE BLACKLIST

1.52 million

14

Sportsnet

TORONTO BLUE JAYS

1.493 million

15

Global

CHICAGO FIRE

1.492 million

16

Sportsnet

MLB PLAYOFFS

1.449 million

17

AMC

THE WALKING DEAD

1.447 million

18

CTV

THE FLASH

1.410 million

19

CTV

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

1.407 million

20

Global

TIMELESS – New

1.38 million

 

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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 15 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.

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Source: Numeris, Fall 2016 (Sept. 19 to Oct. 30, 2016) vs. same period Fall 2015, final data.

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For further information: Tonia Addison, CTV Networks, 416.384.2194 or Tonia.Addison@bellmedia.ca; Christy Sullivan, CTV Networks, 416.384.3624 or Christy.sullivan@bellmedia.ca


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