THE AMAZING RACE Debuts #1, Powers Sunday Win for MOTIVE on CTV

- Season premiere of THE AMAZING RACE laces up with 2.3 million viewers -
- #1 New Canadian drama MOTIVE delivers 1.01 million viewers, up 24% with third episode -
- CTV delivers the Top 4 programs of the night -

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TORONTO, Feb. 19, 2013 /CNW/ - It was another "amazing" night for CTV, as Sunday's blockbuster primetime lineup brought in another first place finish. Canada's #1 reality program ran away with the night as 2.3 million viewers tuned in to the season premiere of THE AMAZING RACE, winning the night with total viewers and all key demos. With the Top 4 programs of the night, CTV won every hour in primetime from 7-11 p.m.

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Season 22 of THE AMAZING RACE was also the top entertainment program of the night with total viewers and A25-54 in all markets. Overall, 4.2 million viewers watched some part or all of the premiere episode, peaking at 2.8 million viewers. In Toronto, THE AMAZING RACE was #1 for the day with strong key adult demo ratings of 8.9 with A18-34, 7.2 with A18-49, and 8.0 with A25-54.

THE AMAZING RACE gave viewers a MOTIVE to stick around, delivering 1.01 million viewers at 9 p.m. for CTV's newest original series. Winning its timeslot, MOTIVE was up 24% with total viewers and 30-66% with key adult demos versus last week's episode. The #1 new Canadian drama of the season, MOTIVE's series-to-date, three-week average is now 1.06 million viewers.

Earlier in the evening, CTV's ONCE UPON A TIME won the 7 p.m. hour with 1.3 million viewers, while THE MENTALIST on CTV won the 10 p.m. hour with 1.5 million viewers.

Viewers can catch full episodes of the night's programming across CTV's digital platforms following its television broadcast on CTV.ca, the CTV App, the CTV Mobile channel, and through video on demand partners.

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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 10 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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For further information:

Jacqui VanSickle, CTV, CTV Two, 416.384.5091 or jacqueline.vansickle@bellmedia.ca 
Jim Quan, CTV, CTV Two, 416.384.5311 or jim.quan@bellmedia.ca 


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