New FLASHPOINT Episodes Return to No.1



    
           FLASHPOINT Hits the Target: New Episodes Return to No.1

    - Highly anticipated return wins time-slot and the night in Canada -
    - Delivers highest audience ever in U.S. and wins timeslot on CBS -
    

    TORONTO, Jan. 12 /CNW/ - The return of CTV's hit original series
FLASHPOINT debuted No.1 in Canada on Friday night. Across Canada, the series
delivered 1.27 million total viewers, winning both its time-slot and the
night.(*) The episode was also No.1 at 9 p.m. in each of Canada's three metered
markets; Toronto, Vancouver and Calgary. Growing from its 8 p.m. lead-in
(GHOST WHISPERER), the audience also grew in its second half-hour, peaking at
1.4 million viewers.

    In the U.S., FLASHPOINT finished with its biggest audience ever with
10.06 million total viewers, winning its timeslot and retaining 95% of its
lead-in.(xx) As a result, FLASHPOINT was the most-watched program in North
America at 9 p.m. Friday night.

    (xx) Media Note (xx) - Download all-new photos from FLASHPOINT at
ctvmedia.ca.

    Also on Friday night on CTV, GHOST WHISPERER was loud and clear with 1.2
million total viewers, winning the hour and demos (A25-54, A18-49 and A18-34)
for the night. The new GHOST WHISPERER episode also bested the series premiere
of HOWIE DO IT (Global/NBC - 777,000 2+).

    In the next FLASHPOINT episode, entitled "Backwards Day" (airing Friday,
January 16 at 9 p.m. ET), after eight years of trying, Emma and her husband,
Blake, finally get pregnant. But a few weeks later, Emma miscarries and grows
more and more despondent every day. When Emma discovers a suspicious text
message on Blake's cell phone, she suspects he's having an affair and invites
the "other woman" over. The SRU responds to a panicked 911 call and discover a
volatile barricade situation, involving a potentially delusional wife, and a
terrified "other woman" whom she has taken hostage. When the hostage reveals
that she's pregnant, the situation becomes a tactical nightmare for the team.
A pregnant hostage means they can't use any of their usual less-lethal
techniques. Handling the negotiations, Ed (Hugh Dillon) reaches out to a
potentially betrayed wife, but is forced to face the problems in his own
marriage. Kristin Booth (M.V.P.), Noam Jenkins (REGENISIS) and Alisen Down
(ROBSON ARMS) guest-star.

    Debuting No.1 on both CTV and CBS last summer, FLASHPOINT is currently in
production on 18 new episodes in Toronto.

    
    Source:

    (*)Canada - BBM Nielsen Media Research, preliminary overnight data, CTV
                Total.

    (xx)U.S. - Nielsen Media Research, preliminary overnight data.
    





For further information:

For further information: Amanda Rinaldo, CTV Inc., (416) 332-5325 or
arinaldo@ctv.ca; Jim Quan, CTV Inc., (416) 332-5311 or jquan@ctv.ca


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