– Series premiere is the biggest Canadian comedy debut since 2017 –
– Episode 2 of JANN airs tonight at 8:30 p.m. ET/PT on CTV, CTV.ca, the CTV App, and Crave –
– Canada Loves JANN: Debut trends on Twitter in Canada with hashtag #JANNonCTV –
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" JANN is the real deal: a funny, biting satire about the entertainment industry that isn't afraid to make fun of its star." – Glenn Sumi, NOW Magazine
"Arden, with her sheer force of personality, breezy blunt speak and take-no-prisoners delivery, manages to showcase remarkable comic chops. It works." – Tony Wong, Toronto Star
"Arden is a self-deprecating riot with a wonderful range...and if this season is any indication, we should get used to laughing and loving along with JANN." – Michael Korb, Starweek
"Arden aces it. She is fearless, a born comedienne, as in on the joke as a Second City veteran." – Bill Brioux
TORONTO, March 27, 2019 /CNW/ - Following its premiere last Wednesday (March 20), CTV confirmed today its new original comedy series JANN is the most-watched Canadian comedy this broadcast year. Following five days of PVR playback, the premiere episode of JANN currently has a cumulative average audience of 1.4 million viewers so far for its premiere and weekend encore broadcast (March 23). Building on its Wednesday night success on CTV, the episode has reached 2.8 million Canadians across all airings. It's the biggest Canadian comedy debut since CTV's THE INDIAN DETECTIVE starring Russell Peters.
Becoming Bell Media's most successful digital premiere to date, the debut episode of JANN was available during an extensive 16-day preview on multiple platforms including CTV.ca, CTV On Demand, Crave, CTV's YouTube page, and more.
"We're delighted Canadians are responding to the comedic brilliance of Jann Arden with such enthusiasm," said Executive Producer and Bell Media President Randy Lennox. "We're thrilled that JANN gets funnier with each and every episode!"
The series continues tonight (March 27) with the new episode "Go with the Flowga" at 8:30 p.m. ET/PT on CTV, CTV.ca, the CTV App, and Crave. At the same time, series star Jann Arden takes to the Canadian Screen Award stage tonight to host the CTV Gala Honouring Creative Fiction Storytelling, streaming live for free on CTV.ca and the CTV app beginning at 7 p.m. ET.
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Source: Numeris, Total Canada. 2018-19 Broadcast year-to-date (Sept. 24, 2018 – March 24, 2019). Cumulative AMA airings: 3/20/2019 & 3/23/2019. Preliminary playback up to 3/25/2019, data subject to change.
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