- MASTERCHEF is the #1 series of the summer among all key adult demos -
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TORONTO, June 27, 2013 /CNW/ - Winning Wednesday with 1.7 million
viewers, CTV's MASTERCHEF sliced and diced its way last night past the season premiere of BIG
BROTHER (Global/1.3 million viewers, down 25%)*. MASTERCHEF was also #1 in all key demos both nationally and in Toronto, Calgary,
and Vancouver. As the action intensified, last night's episode gained
momentum, peaking at 2.2 million viewers in its final half hour. With
an average summer audience of 1.8 million viewers, MASTERCHEF remains one of the hottest formats on television, up 6% versus last
summer, and ranking as the #1 series of the summer among all key adult
Also last night, CTV's THE LISTENER grew from a week ago to season-high overnight audiences in all key
demos, attracting 929,000 total viewers.
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In the next all-new episode of MASTERCHEF (Wednesday, July 10 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on CTV), actress and restaurateur Eva Longoria (DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES)
surprises the contestants and selects Mexican-inspired ingredients for
the mystery box challenge. The contestant who creates the most
impressive restaurant-quality dish will determine which food basket
each of the remaining contestants will receive in the elimination
round. Later, in the team challenge, the home cooks hit the beach and
cook fish tacos for more than 100 hungry surfers.
In the next all-new episode of THE LISTENER, titled "Witness for the Prosecution" (Wednesday, July 10 at 10 p.m. ET/PT on CTV), the key witness in a mob murder trial is shot, and Toby (Craig
Olejnik) and Michelle (Lauren Lee Smith) must contend with a suspicious
FBI agent as they unravel a potential conspiracy linked to the original
killing and retaliation.
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 12 years
in a row. 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.
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Summer 2013 (5/27/2013-6/26/2013) vs. Summer 2012 (5/28/2012 - 9/9/2012)
*versus overnight audience for last summer's season premiere.
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Jacqui VanSickle, CTV, 416.384.5091 or Jacqueline.email@example.com
Jim Quan, CTV, 416.384.5311 or firstname.lastname@example.org