Here We Grow Again. CTV Takes Night One as CASTLE and DANCING WITH THE STARS: ALL STARS Gain Viewers

- Up 6%, CASTLE wins the night with more than 2 million viewers -

- Up 26%, DANCING WITH THE STARS: ALL STARS wins its timeslot, clocks brittle BONES, down 21% -

- ETALK's EMMYS® coverage delivers biggest audience of the year with 817,000 viewers -

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TORONTO, Sept. 25, 2012 /CNW/ - CTV's CASTLE and DANCING WITH THE STARS: ALL STARS led the network to a #1 finish on the first night of Premiere Week, preliminary overnight data from BBM Canada confirms. Stepping into the top spot of the night with 2 million viewers was the return of hit series CASTLE, growing 6% over last season's average. The perennial timeslot winner bested the season premiere of HAWAII FIVE-0 (1.9 million; Global/CBS), and the second episode of REVOLUTION (719,000; Citytv/NBC), which dropped 28% from last week. Up 2% with A25-54 against last season's average, CASTLE was also the #1 program of the night with the F18-49 and F25-54 demos.

Up 26% with total viewers over its Fall 2011 premiere on CTV Two, DANCING WITH THE STARS: ALL STARS won its 8-10 p.m. timeslot in total viewers, A25-54, and A18-49. Against the 8-10 p.m. combination of BONES (1.8 million; Global/FOX) which was down 21% vs. last week, and PARENTHOOD, DANCING WITH THE STARS: ALL STARS finished with a staggering 52% advantage over Global and 97% advantage over Citytv with total viewers, while leading the competition in A25-54 (+26% vs Global and +21% vs Citytv) and A18-49 (+19% vs. Global and +5% vs Citytv).

At 7 p.m. ETALK's exclusive post-EMMYS coverage was the most-watched episode of 2012 with 817,000 viewers. ETALK outperformed competitors ENTERTAINMENT TONIGHT CANADA by 56% (525,000; Global), ENTERTAINMENT TONIGHT by 18% (693,000; Global), and more than tripled GEORGE STROUMBOULOPOULOS TONIGHT (269,000; CBC).

All of last night's episodes on CTV and CTV Two are available 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

Source: BBM Canada, BY 2011/2012: Sept. 19, 2011 to May 27, 2012.

SOURCE: CTV

For further information:

Tonia Addison, CTV, CTV Two 416.384.5325 or tonia.addison@bellmedia.ca
Allie Page, CTV, CTV Two, 416.384.5311 or allie.page@bellmedia.ca


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