SOUTHLAND Handcuffs HARPERS ISLAND With 1.34 Million Viewers for Series Debut on CTV



    
         - CSI is the No.1 program of the night ahead of SURVIVOR -

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    TORONTO, April 13 /CNW/ - John Wells' (ER, THE WEST WING) new cop drama
SOUTHLAND was all business Thursday night at 10 p.m. when 1.34 million viewers
tuned in to the series premiere on CTV, winning the timeslot and ranking the
series No.3 for the night. The highly-anticipated addition to television's
biggest night bested the series premiere of HARPER'S ISLAND on Global by 50%
(893,000). Growing in its second half-hour, SOUTHLAND also won all key selling
demos at 10 p.m. (A18-34, +44%; A18-49, +47% and A25-54, +45%) and was the top
performer with A25-54 in Toronto & Vancouver. The largest new drama series
debut this year since FRINGE, SOUTHLAND was the third most-watched program of
the night, following CSI on CTV (2.27 million) and SURVIVIOR on Global (1.57
million).

    (xx)MEDIA NOTE: Download hi-resolution images of SOUTHLAND at
ctvmedia.ca.

    SOUTHLAND is a raw, gritty, and authentic look at a police unit in
downtown Los Angeles. In the second episode, "Mozambique" (Thursday, April 16
at 10 p.m. ET on CTV), officers John Cooper (Michael Cudlitz), Ben Sherman
(Benjamin McKenzie), and Chickie Brown (Arija Bareikis) rescue a baby girl
found crawling across the middle of an L.A. intersection and begin the hunt
for her mother. Detectives Lydia Adams (Regina King) and Russell Clarke (Tom
Everett Scott) examine the scene looking for clues, and soon Lydia finds
herself affected by the search - taking a personal interest in reuniting the
baby with its mother.

    Meanwhile, officers Sammy Bryant (Shawn Hatosy) and Nate Moretta (Kevin
Alejandro) are unable to find the financial resources to put a juvenile key
witness in police protection after an attempt on her life and must now
convince the DA to place her in a student police program. And back at the
station, everyone gathers for a retirement party for Dewey (guest star C.
Thomas Howell).

    SOUTHLAND also airs Wednesday nights at 10 p.m. ET on Bravo!

    CTV, Canada's largest private broadcaster, offers a wide range of quality
news, sports, information, and entertainment programming. It has the
number-one national newscast, CTV NATIONAL NEWS WITH LLOYD ROBERTSON, and is
the number-one choice for prime-time viewing. CTVglobemedia Inc. is Canada's
premier multi-media company which owns CTV Inc. and The Globe and Mail. CTV
Inc. also owns radio stations across the country, and leading national
specialty channels. Other CTVglobemedia investments include an interest in
Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment Ltd., and in Dome Productions, a North
American leader in the provision of mobile high definition production
facilities. More information about CTV may be found on the company website at
www.ctv.ca.

    Source: BBM Nielsen Media Research Preliminary Overnight Reports





For further information:

For further information: Jim Quan, (416) 384-5311, jim.quan@ctv.ca;
Laura Heath Potter, (416) 384-4633, laura.heathpotter@ctv.ca


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