THE AMAZING RACE Returns with 2 Million Viewers on CTV



    TORONTO, Feb. 17 /CNW/ - Viewer favourite and perennial Top 10 series THE
AMAZING RACE took first place upon its return to CTV for its 14th season
Sunday night, eliminating its competition with 1.96 million viewers. The
series won the night with both Total Viewers (P2+) and with the two key
selling demos (A25-54 & A18-49). The premiere placed the series at No.5 on the
list of the Top 20 Most-Watched Programs of the week and compares favourably
to last fall's premiere for THE AMAZING RACE 13 (1.98 million).

    
    Highlights of CTV's amazing weekend:

    Friday:
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    -   At 8 p.m., 1.2 million viewers watched an all-new episode of GHOST
        WHISPERER, second only to FLASHPOINT, which was once again the No.1
        program of the night.
    -   At 9 p.m., FLASHPOINT was No.1 with 1.29 million viewers, besting
        CBC's THE FIFTH ESTATE (No.2; 639,000) and the series premiere of
        Global's DOLLHOUSE (No.3; 526,000).

    Saturday:
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    -   774,000 total viewers watched an all-new episode of CTV's W-FIVE at
        7 p.m. ET, climbing to 810,000 viewers in its second half-hour.
    -   CRIME TIME SATURDAY on CTV saw 791,000 total viewers watch LAW AND
        ORDER: CI at 8 p.m., 850,000 viewers watch LAW AND ORDER: SVU at
        9 p.m., and 843,000 watch LAW AND ORDER at 10 p.m.

    Sunday:
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    -   CTV delivered the Top 3 Programs of the night with Total Viewers
        (A2+) and Adults 25-54:
        -  At 8 p.m., 1.96 million watched dating couple Preston and Jennifer
           get eliminated in a footrace to the finish line on THE AMAZING
           RACE (No.1)
        -  At 9 p.m., 1.67 million watched an all-new episode of DESPERATE
           HOUSEWIVES (No.2), more than twice the amount of viewers as FAMILY
           GUY and AMERICAN DAD (Global/FOX; 735,500)
        -  At 10 p.m., 1.16 million watched an all-new episode of THE
           MENTALIST (No.3) out of simulcast, more than twice as many viewers
           as BROTHERS AND SISTERS (Global/NBC; 570,000).
    

    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.





For further information:

For further information: Jim Quan, (416) 384-5311, jim.quan@ctv.ca


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