YTV Closes the Holiday Season as the #1 Channel for Kids and Families

  • Classic holiday programming and family favourites top charts for the fourth consecutive year on YTV
  • Preschool channel Treehouse takes the #1 spot for kids 2-5

TORONTO, Jan. 11, 2016 /CNW/ - Corus Entertainment's YTV was the #1 destination for kids and families this holiday season. From December 1 to December 25, 2015, YTV ranked #1 with K2-11 and K6-11, and #2 for W18-49 (Corus' W Network was #1) across all of the specialty networks, demonstrating that YTV was once again home for the holidays.

Throughout December, families cozied up to YTV's Merry 6mas programming schedule featuring a mix of holiday classics, like family favourite Home Alone; specials and movies including Elf, A Charlie Brown Christmas, Arthur Christmas and Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer; as well as holiday-themed episodes of the network's animated and live-action series like SpongeBob SquarePants, Game Shakers, Stanley Dynamic and more.

"We're thrilled with YTV's ratings performance this holiday season," said Colin Bohm, Executive Vice President, Head of Corus Kids. "We take great pride in making YTV's programming a special destination to celebrate the holidays with the whole family."

From December 1 to December 25, YTV dominated K2-11 with nine of the top 10 most-watched programming, while Corus' preschool channel Treehouse took the #1 spot, sweeping K2-5 with eight of the top 10 most-watched telecasts across kids specialty networks.

YTV's January programming features a new season of the musical comedy series Make It Pop which airs Monday to Thursday at 7:30 p.m. ET/PT and a new season of the animated series Nerds and Monsters on Saturdays at 8 a.m. ET/PT.

Source: Numeris (BBM Canada), 12/1/2015 – 12/25/2015, includes Overnight Data, Total Canada, Ranker based on Average Minute Audience.

About YTV
Celebrating 25 years in television, YTV is a leading cross platform entertainment brand for kids and families. The channel offers quality entertainment with hilarious animated and live-action comedy series, popular Nickelodeon series, blockbuster movies, top-rated original Canadian programming, music, celebrities and the channel's after-school block, The Zone. Through its multiple platforms and exclusive digital and interactive content, YTV is the voice of Canadian youth culture. YTV is owned by Corus Entertainment Inc.

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