Canadian Idol Puts Prison Break Behind Bars with 1.5 Million Viewers

    TORONTO, Sept. 9 /CNW/ - With one night to go before the winner is
revealed, Canadian Idol is hitting all the right notes. Last night's final
performance episode was the No. 1 program on Canadian television last night
with an audience of 1.5 million, delivering 50% more viewers than the new
FOX/Global simulcast of Prison Break (978,000, down 22%) at 9 p.m. ET.

    The penultimate episode, which featured Top 2 finalists Theo Tams and
Mitch MacDonald duking it out for the championship, was watched in whole or in
part by more than 2.6 million Canadians and peaked at 1.65 million viewers in
its second half hour. Canadian Idol was also the most-watched program of the
day in the key advertising demo Adults 25-54 with 657,000 viewers, besting
Prison Break by 11% (592,000, down 22%).

    Source: Preliminary overnight data, CTV Total, Global Total (BBM Nielsen
Media Research).

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For further information: Laura Heath, CTV Inc., (416) 332-4633 or


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