CTV Wins Night Three as THE X FACTOR Becomes Canada's #1 New Program

- THE X FACTOR wins its timeslot in total viewers and key demos -
- CSI wins the night with 2.6 million viewers -
- CTV home to Top 3 new series this fall -
- CTV and CTV Two go 1-2 at 9 and 10 p.m. -

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TORONTO, Sept. 22, 2011 /CNW/ - CTV wins Night Three of premiere week with CSI returning with 2.6 million viewers to become the #1 program of the night. Meanwhile, THE X FACTOR x-ploded out of the gate to become Canada's #1 new series with 2.2 million viewers, winning its two-hour timeslot in total viewers and all key demos. CTV was the most-watched network in Canada last night with an average audience of 2.3 million viewers from 8-11 p.m.

It was also a big night for CTV Two, with the newly-minted network ranking 2nd to CTV among Canadian conventional networks at both 9 and 10 p.m. with CRIMINAL MINDS (1.6 million) and LAW & ORDER: SVU (725,000), respectively.

8 p.m.

  • THE X FACTOR won its timeslot from 8-10 p.m. in total viewers and all key demos, with a 39% advantage over Global (SURVIVOR/HARRY'S LAW, 1.6 million); 233% over CBC (DRAGON'S DEN/MICHAEL: TUESDAYS & THURSDAYS/THE DEBATERS; 657,000) and 250% more than Citytv (THE MIDDLE/MODERN FAMILY; 626,000
  • Younger viewers flocked to THE X FACTOR, winning the 8 p.m. hour among A18-34 (510,000) over SURVIVOR (498,000; Global/CBS).
  • THE X FACTOR becomes Canada's #1 new series followed by CTV's WHITNEY (2 million) and UNFORGETTABLE (1.7 million).

9 p.m.

  • THE X FACTOR won the hour in all demos with 2.2 million total viewers on CTV. Head-to-head among A18-49, THE X FACTOR (918,000) delivered 69% more viewers than MODERN FAMILY (545,000; Citytv/ABC) and 383% more viewers than HARRY'S LAW (190,000; Global/NBC).
  • The season premiere of CRIMINAL MINDS on CTV Two (1.6 million) was second in the timeslot, delivering nearly twice as many total viewers as the season premieres of HARRY'S LAW (865,000) and MODERN FAMILY (933,000 in the hour), which fell 8% from last year.

10 p.m.

  • CTV won the 10 p.m. timeslot for the third night in a row with the return of Ted Danson to primetime in the season premiere of CSI. Winning the night with 2.6 million viewers, it was the most-watched CSI season premiere in three years, and improved the timeslot average by 63% among A25-54.
  • Second in the timeslot was the season premiere of LAW & ORDER: SVU on CTV Two with 725,000 viewers, as new faces Kellie Giddish (CHASE) and Danny Pino (COLD CASE) made their detective debut.  LAW & ORDER: SVU led the series premiere of REVENGE (523,000; Citytv/ABC) by 39% among total viewers, and by 49% among A25-54.

Most of last night's episodes available now on demand on the CTV Video Player at CTV.ca.

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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

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For further information:

Amanda Rinaldo, CTV, 416.384.5325 or amanda.rinaldo@bellmedia.ca
Lindsey Coulter, CTV, 416.384.5057 or lindsey.coulter@bellmedia.ca


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