- Marg Helgenberger departure drives most-watched CSI in three years -
- CRIMINAL MINDS 150th episode delivers season-high audience of 2.45 million viewers -
- CTV's Wednesday takes Top 3 programs of the day and week to date -
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TORONTO, Jan. 26, 2012 /CNW/ - CTV locked up Wednesday night with Marg
Helgenberger's departure from perennial favourite CSI, which pulled in 3.11 million viewers last night at 10 p.m., the series'
highest audience since January 2009. For the day, CSI was #1 with total
viewers and all key demos, attracting million plus audiences among
A25-54 (1.22 million) and A18-49 (1.2 million) and becoming the
most-watched program of the week. Overall, it was a killer Wednesday
for CTV as the network delivered the Top 3 most-watched programs of the
day, winning each hour of primetime (8-11 p.m.) both nationally and in
Toronto in total viewers and all key demos.
At 8 p.m., AMERICAN IDOL won its timeslot with 2.31 million viewers, up
24% with A18-34 and +10% with A18-49 from last week. For the day,
AMERICAN IDOL was #2 with A18-34 after CSI.
At 9 p.m., CRIMINAL MINDS captured a season-high 2.45 million viewers,
ranking #2 for the day with total viewers, A18-49 and A25-54. The
series' 150th episode delivered almost 1 million more viewers at 9 p.m. than the
preview of the new series TOUCH (1.5 million, GLOBAL/FOX).
CTV's Top 3 programs of the night CSI, CRIMINAL MINDS and AMERICAN IDOL
each pulled in million + audiences in 18-49 and 25-54 and are also the
Top 3 programs of the week to date.
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Last night's CRIMINAL MINDS is now available now on demand on the CTV Video Player at CTV.ca.
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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
Source: BBM Canada. Audiences prior to August 31, 2009 based on BBM
Nielsen Media Research Mark II meters
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Laura Heath Potter, CTV/Bell Media, 416.384.4633 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Jacqui VanSickle, CTV and CTV Two, 416.384.5091 or email@example.com