The Prognosis is In: SAVING HOPE Debuts #1 in Canada with 1.52 Million Viewers on CTV

- Ranks as #1 Canadian series premiere of the 2011/2012 season -
- #1 summer premiere, U.S. or Canadian -

To Tweet This Release: http://bit.ly/Mp3MwM #SavingHope #CTV

"A medical drama with a hint of the supernatural, this new series offers Hope to summer TV audiences who aren't on a mission to kill a few brain cells."
- Chris Lackner, Postmedia

TORONTO, June 8, 2012 /CNW/ - Just what the doctor ordered! The series premiere of CTV's new original series SAVING HOPE debuted #1 last night with 1.52 million viewers on CTV. The series now ranks as the highest rated series premiere for an original Canadian series for the 2011/2012 season* and is the highest premiere of any summer series this season, U.S. or Canadian. SAVING HOPE also finished #1 last night with A18-34, A18-49 and the key female demos nationally and ranked #1 in key market of Toronto with 2+, A18-49 and A25-54.

On the social media front, #SavingHope #CTV was mentioned once every four seconds on Twitter throughout the one-hour live premiere tweetup with @DanielJGillies, @HuseM, @KCCollinsWorld, @Bruised_Berry, @JuliaTaylorRoss@Kristopherturn and @Salvatonio.

An encore of the SAVING HOPE series premiere airs Sunday, June 10 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on CTV (visit CTV.ca to confirm local broadcast listings). New episodes of SAVING HOPE and the original digital-only series ASK GAVIN are available on demand following the CTV television broadcast at CTV.ca/SavingHope, on the CTV App and the CTV Mobile Channel available on Bell Mobile TV. SAVING HOPE is also available to stream live on CTV Mobile Channel available on Bell Mobile TV. 

In Episode 2 of SAVING HOPE (June 14 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on CTV), titled "Contact," Dr. Alex Reid (Erica Durance) treats a young boy with mysterious symptoms while dealing with the arrival of Charlie's (Michael Shanks) ex-wife. Elsewhere in the hospital, Joel (Daniel Gillies) and Maggie (Julia Taylor Ross) try to help a patient who refuses life-saving treatment on religious grounds. Plus, Dr. Dana Kinney (Wendy Crewson) scrubs in as interim Chief of Surgery and challenges Alex on her ability to be a doctor while attending to her comatose fiancé.

Starring Erica Durance (SMALLVILLE), Michael Shanks (STARGATE ATLANTIS), Daniel Gillies (THE VAMPIRE DIARIES), Wendy Crewson (Away From Her), Huse Madhavji (CALL ME FITZ), Julia Taylor-Ross (ROOKIE BLUE), and Kristopher Turner (THE LISTENER), SAVING HOPE is from acclaimed Gemini award-winning producers Ilana Frank and David Wellington (THE ELEVENTH HOUR, WOULD BE KINGS, ROOKIE BLUE). Executive Producers and Showrunners are Morwyn Brebner (ROOKIE BLUE) and Aaron Martin (BEING ERICA). The series was created by Malcolm MacRury (CRASH AND BURN, REPUBLIC OF DOYLE) and Morwyn Brebner.

SOCIAL MEDIA LINKS:

Twitter:
@SavingHopeTV
@SavingHopeZ
@CTV_Television
@MichaelShanks
@danieljgillies
@kristopherturn
@HuseM
@juliataylorross

Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/SavingHopeTV
https://www.facebook.com/ctv

Tumblr:
http://www.tumblr.com/tagged/saving+hope

Pinterest:
http://pinterest.com/CTVTelevision/saving-hope/

About 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.

- CTV -

Source: BBM Canada
*Overnight vs Overnight data

SOURCE CTV

For further information:

Matthew Almeida, Bell Media, 416.384.2629 or matthew.almeida@bellmedia.ca 
Jim Quan, Bell Media, 416.384.5311 or jim.quan@bellmedia.ca 


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