CTV News Announces Its Top 10 News Stories of 2012

- The Civil War in Syria tops CTV's list of key news stories in 2012 -
- 2012 comes to a close with CTV NATIONAL NEWS remaining Canada's undisputed #1 newscast -

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TORONTO, Dec. 21, 2012 /CNW/ - As 2012 comes to an end, CTV News looks back on all the top news stories of the year, beginning Sunday, Dec. 23 in CTV NATIONAL NEWS. The bloody violence of the ongoing Syrian uprising continuously topped headlines this year, locking it into the #1 spot on CTV NATIONAL NEWS's Top 10 News Stories of the year. The Syrian crisis is followed by last week's tragic U.S. school shooting in Newtown, Connecticut at #2, and rounding out the Top 3 stories of 2012 is coverage of continuing worldwide financial struggles. Revealed this morning on CANADA AM by CTV's Chief Anchor and Senior Editor Lisa LaFlamme, the Top 10 News Stories for 2012 were selected by a panel of journalists led by LaFlamme.

Beginning Sunday, CTV NATIONAL NEWS features in-depth reports on each of 2012's Top 10 News stories every night leading up to New Year's Day. CTV's team of top correspondents and reporters take a closer look at each of the major stories, reporting on recent developments and examining the impact they will continue to have on Canadians in 2013. CTV will also feature a salute to the faces in the news who have passed away in 2012. These reports also air on CTV News Channel, CANADA AM, and CTVNews.ca

The complete list of CTV's Top 10 News Stories of 2012, and the airdates they will be featured are:

  1. Syria: A Bloody Civil War (Jan. 1)
  2. Newtown, Connecticut School Shooting (Dec. 31)
  3. The Economy: From the Eurozone Crisis to the Fiscal Cliff (Dec. 30)
  4. Quebec's Big Divide: Students Rally; Separatists Win Government (Dec. 29)
  5. A Bitterly Fought U.S. Election (Dec. 28)
  6. A Tough Year for Labour (Dec. 27)
  7. Bullying (Dec. 26)
  8. A Very Royal Year (Dec. 25)
  9. Luka Magnotta: A Twisted Tale (Dec. 24)
  10. Superstorm Sandy (Dec. 23)

The Top 10 Canadian News Stories can now be examined on CTVNews.ca/Top10 where visitors can add comments to the year's top news stories as the coverage rolls out over the next 10 days. The Top 10 site will also offer interactive timelines, news quizzes, exclusive video, and feature articles for those seeking to dig deeper into these stories.

CTV remains Canada's undisputed leading news organization in 2012, as CTV NATIONAL NEWS WITH LISA LAFLAMME continued its reign as the nation's #1 national newscast, outperforming both GLOBAL NATIONAL and CBC's THE NATIONAL with the most total viewers, and winning the key advertising demographics A25-54, A18-49, and A18-34. CTV News is Canada's most-watched news organization and has a network of national, international, and local news operations. CTV News operations include CTV NEWS CHANNEL, BNN - Business News Network, CP24, and information programming, including CTV NATIONAL NEWS WITH LISA LAFLAMME, CTV NATIONAL NEWS WITH SANDIE RINALDO, CANADA AM, W5, and QUESTION PERIOD. With a perspective that is distinctly Canadian, CTV News brings Canadians the international and domestic news stories of the day and is the number-one news organization in Canada.

Source: BBM Canada, Jan. 1, 2012 - Dec. 16, 2012.


For further information:

Patricia Garcia, CTV Inc., 416.384.2645 or patricia.garcia@bellmedia.ca
Renee Dupuis, CTV Inc., 416.384.3154 or renee.dupuis@bellmedia.ca


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