- National audience for the SUPER BOWL grows 12% compared to last year -
- More than half of the country watched some or all of last night's
- THE VOICE hits series high with 2.4 million tuning in for Season 2 premiere -
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TORONTO, Feb. 6, 2012 /CNW/ - SUPER BOWL XLVI is the most-watched SUPER BOWL ever on Canadian television with an
audience of 8.15 million viewers on CTV and RDS (CTV: 7.3 million; RDS:
865,000). Preliminary overnight data from BBM Canada confirms that the
New York Giants' thrilling victory last night over the New England
Patriots is the most-watched program of the broadcast year. The
national audience for SUPER BOWL XLVI is 12% higher than last year's game (7.3 million on CTV and RDS).
Overall, more than 18 million viewers - or more than one in two Canadians (54.4%) - watched some or all of SUPER BOWL XLVI on CTV or RDS.
Audience levels for SUPER BOWL XLVI on CTV and RDS peaked at nearly 11 million viewers during the highly-anticipated
halftime show featuring global superstar Madonna. Overall, the halftime show averaged
10.3 million viewers.
The game received a 65 Share among Adults 18-49 and Adults 25-54. It
also received a 69 Share for Men 25-54, meaning more than two in three
English Canadians in this demo watching TV last night were tuned to SUPER BOWL XLVI on CTV. Pulling in double-digit market ratings, SUPER BOWL XLVI drew record ratings for total viewers in all markets.
THE VOICE scored the other big touchdown of the night in the post SUPER BOWL XLVI timeslot, returning to CTV with a series high of 2.4 million viewers,
up 45% compared to its Season 1 premiere and becoming the most-watched
post-SUPER BOWL program in five years**. During its late hour, THE VOICE grew 8% from one half to the next, while nearly 6 million viewers
sampled some part of the program. The program attracted ratings of 8.8
and 9.2 in Toronto and Vancouver for Adults 18-49. With last night's
episode available now on demand at CTV.ca, THE VOICE settles into its regular time slot of Mondays at 8 p.m. ET with an all-new episode tonight on CTV.
CTV, Canada's Olympic Network, is also 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 and lead broadcaster of the London 2012
Olympic Games. 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. Audiences prior to August 31, 2009 based on BBM
Nielsen Media Research Mark II meters. CTV electronic audience
databases incorporate data beginning in 1994. **Overnight Data
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