Christmas Comes Early to CTV: 2.1 Million Viewers Make A RUSSELL PETERS CHRISTMAS Most-Watched Canadian Holiday Special Ever on CTV

- #1 program Thursday in Ontario with 1.2 million viewers -
- Debut broadcast inspires Top 5 trending topic on Twitter in Canada -
- The Comedy Network premieres A RUSSELL PETERS CHRISTMAS, Dec. 10 -

To tweet this release: 

"Peters may be shameless, but he's fun, no matter what the Grinches say." - Alex Strachan, Postmedia News

"…credit CTV and The Comedy Network for not taking the usual white and bland Christmas route for this special…" - Bill Brownstein, The Montreal Gazette

"Peters makes an effort to combine his comedy with Christmas warmth." - Bill Harris, QMI Agency

TORONTO, Dec. 2, 2011 /CNW/ - With 2.1 million viewers, last night's premiere broadcast of A RUSSELL PETERS CHRISTMAS becomes CTV's most-watched Canadian holiday special of all time, and the highest-rated original Christmas special on Canadian television in 16 years. Peaking with 2.5 million viewers, more than 4.5 million unique viewers watched the hour-long special, which makes its Comedy Network debut Dec. 10.

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Renée Dupuis, Bell Media, 416.384.3154 or

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