Canada's New Favourite Drama SAVING HOPE Wraps Season with 1.54 Million Viewers on CTV

- SAVING HOPE is the #1 Canadian drama of the 2011-12 broadcast year - 
- Encore episode of THE BIG BANG THEORY is #1 program of the night -
- THE X FACTOR is #3 at 8 p.m. with total viewers and all key demos on CTV Two -

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TORONTO, Sept. 14, 2012 /CNW/ - Season 1 of Canada's new favourite drama SAVING HOPE wrapped last night, ending the season as the #1 Canadian drama of the 2011-12 broadcast year. The series also ranks as Canada's #1 new summer series and a Top 3 summer series overall, with an impressive Season 1 average of 1.7 million viewers. Overall, CTV claims three out of the Top 5, most-watched Canadian dramas of the 2011-12 broadcast year.

Top 5 Canadian Dramas of the 2011-12 Broadcast Year:

  Program Network Audience (2+)
1 SAVING HOPE CTV  1.7 million
2 FLASHPOINT CTV 1.5 million
3 ROOKIE BLUE Global 1.4 million
4 BOMB GIRLS Global 1.3 million
5 THE LISTENER CTV 1.2 million

In a climatic season finale that saw Alex (Erica Durance) left at the altar and Charlie (Michael Shanks) coming to grips with his new reality, SAVING HOPE delivered an impressive 1.54 million viewers last night on CTV. The stand alone episode of SAVING HOPE was up +8% with total viewers, up 14% with A25-54, and up 3% with A18-49, versus last week.

Online, social networks were buzzing with all things SAVING HOPE with close to 10,000 mentions in the week leading up to last night's finale.* Viewers can catch encore episodes of the entire first season of SAVING HOPE, Saturdays at 9 p.m. ET/PT, beginning tomorrow (Sept. 15) on CTV Two.

At 8 p.m. CTV and CTV Two delivered a one-two-three punch, claiming the Top 3 programs in the hour. An encore episode of THE BIG BANG THEORY delivered 1.93 million viewers, winning the night with total viewers and A25-54, while at 8:30 p.m., an encore episode of TWO AND A HALF MEN delivered 1.58 million viewers. Over on CTV Two, this season's second episode of THE X FACTOR delivered 930,000 viewers, #3 in the hour with total viewers and all key demos.

** Media Note ** Download photos from SAVING HOPE and THE X FACTOR at

Viewers can catch up on full episodes of SAVING HOPE across CTV's digital platforms on, the CTV App, the CTV Mobile channel and through video on demand partners.






About CTV
CTV is 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. 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

BBM Canada, SAVING HOPE, ROOKIE BLUE, and THE LISTENER are based on Summer 2012: 5/28/2012-9/9/2012. FLASHPOINT and BOMB GIRLS are based on fall/winter/spring September 19, 2011-May 27, 2012. *Buzzmetrics  


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