1.12 Million Viewers Make Regis' Goodbye on CTV Most-Watched Morning
Talk Show Episode Ever in Canada
- LIVE! WITH REGIS AND KELLY is #4 program of the day with F18-49 and
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TORONTO, Nov. 21, 2011 /CNW/ - As Regis Philbin said goodbye to daytime
television, a record 1.12 million tuned in to watch LIVE! WITH REGIS AND KELLY on CTV Friday, making it the most-watched morning talk show broadcast of
all time in Canada. With an increase of 16% from LIVE! WITH REGIS AND KELLY's second highest-rated episode, garnered when the show taped in PEI in
2010, Friday's episode more than doubled its average fall audience
(405,000, +178%). Featuring a tribute from co-host Kelly Ripa and
messages from celebrity friends, more than 1.8 million Canadians
watched some or all of Regis' final episode at 9 a.m. on Friday.
Impressively, LIVE! WITH REGIS AND KELLY was the #4 program of the day overall Friday with F18-29 and F25-54,
ranking only behind CTV's prime-time lineup.
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The newly titled LIVE! WITH KELLY, which kicked off this morning with
guest co-host Jerry Seinfeld, continues weekdays at 9 a.m. ET on CTV. It's an unofficial "Canadian" week on LIVE!, with guests
including Canadians Kim Cattrall (SEX AND THE CITY), Howie Mandel
(MOBBED) and Nathan Fillion (CASTLE).
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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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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