- CTV wins Wednesday night (8-11 p.m.) with total viewers and key demos -

- AMERICAN IDOL provides strong lead-in with 2.63 million viewers -

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TORONTO, Feb. 17 /CNW/ - Forest Whitaker has what it takes to lock in an audience as new series CRIMINAL MINDS: SUSPECT BEHAVIOR premiered to 2.47 million viewers last night, immediately becoming CTV's #1 new series debut of the season. CRIMINAL MINDS: SUSPECT BEHAVIOR more than doubled the audience of OFF THE MAP (1.0 million, Global/ABC) and had more viewers than Global, CBC, and Citytv combined. CRIMINAL MINDS: SUSPECT BEHAVIOR was also #1 amongst conventional competitors at 10 p.m. with total viewers and the key A18-49 and A25-54 demos in all key markets.  

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CRIMINAL MINDS: SUSPECT BEHAVIOR retained 94% of its 8 p.m. lead-in AMERICAN IDOL (2.63 million), statistically tied with SURVIVOR: REDEMPTION ISLAND (2.66 million viewers, Global/CBS) as the #1 program of the night. CTV won Wednesday in primetime with total viewers and in all key demos, with 77% more viewers than Global in primetime. In next week's new episode of CRIMINAL MINDS: SUSPECT BEHAVIOR, "Lonely Hearts" (Wednesday, February 23 at 10 p.m. ET on CTV), the Red Cell team travels to Ohio to track down a killer targeting single businessmen.

New episodes of CRIMINAL MINDS: SUSPECT BEHAVIOR are also available on demand the day following their television broadcast on the CTV Video Player at

AMERICAN IDOL continues tonight at 8 p.m. ET on /A\ (visit to confirm local broadcast times).

About CTV
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. CTV Inc. also owns radio stations across the country and owns or has interests in leading national specialty channels, featuring news, sports, factual, arts, entertainment, music, youth and fashion programming. Official broadcaster of the Vancouver 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games and London 2012 Games of the Olympiad, CTV Inc. is owned by CTVglobemedia Inc., Canada's premier multimedia company. More information about CTV may be found on the network's website at

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Christy Sullivan, CTV Inc., 416.384.3624
Jim Quan, CTV Inc., 416.384.5311

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