- THE BIG BANG THEORY is #1 series of the night with 4 million viewers -
- TWO AND A HALF MEN watched by 2.8 million viewers -
- GREY'S ANATOMY remains strong with 2.4 million viewers -
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TORONTO, Oct. 5, 2012 /CNW/ - CTV's home grown hit FLASHPOINT becomes the first stand alone Canadian series in 16 years to win the
prestigious Thursday at 10 p.m. timeslot in the fall season. With 1.45
million viewers, FLASHPOINT surged past Global/CBS's ELEMENTARY, which dropped 30% to 1.38 million
viewers. FLASHPOINT won the hour with total viewers and the key A18-49 demo as well. The
lead over ELEMENTARY was even stronger in Canada's largest TV market as
FLASHPOINT won its timeslot with total viewers and the key demo A18-49 in Toronto.
"What a remarkable start to our final season!" said executive producers
Anne Marie La Traverse and Bill Mustos. "We're thrilled that our
Canadian audience is enthusiastically embracing our new Thursday home."
Also last night, THE BIG BANG THEORY (3.9 million) and TWO AND A HALF MEN (2.8 million) at 8 and 8:30 p.m. remained Thursday's Top 2 programs on Canadian
television with total viewers and all key adult demos. Meanwhile, CTV
Two's THE X FACTOR (939,000) out sang LAST RESORT (Global/ABC; 902,000) at 8 p.m., which dropped 31%
of its viewers from last week. At 9 p.m., Thursday night veteran GREY'S ANATOMY (2.4 million) won its timeslot once again with total viewers and all
key demos, against GLEE (1.2 million; Global/FOX) which saw a 4%
decrease over last week.
Overall, CTV once again delivered four of Thursday's Top 5 programs on
Canadian television. CTV averaged 2.3 million viewers in primetime,
more than the other three networks combined, Head to head CTV more than
doubled Global's primetime average.
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Source: BBM Canada
CTV electronic audience databases incorporate data beginning in 1994.
Audiences prior to August 31, 2009 based on BBM Nielsen Media Research
Mark II meters.
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