CSI Nets 3.16 Million Viewers on CTV

    - CTV rules primetime from 8 to 11 p.m. with Top 3 shows of the night
    with all key demos -

    TORONTO, Oct. 10 /CNW/ - CTV hit a grand slam in primetime last night
with the Top 3 shows of the night with all key demos, winning every time-slot
from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m.

    -   The Season 9 premiere of CSI (No. 1) hit a home run with 3.16 million
        viewers at 8 p.m., airing one hour before CBS out of simulcast, and
        making it the most-watched program on Canadian television this week.
        An average of 1.61 million A18-49 viewers and 1.8 million A25-54
        viewers tuned in to see Gil Grissom (William Petersen) and the team
        reeling from Warrick's (Gary Dourdan) murder, and the return of Sara
        Sidle (Jorja Fox). It was the most-watched, non-simulcast season
        premiere of the fall, up double-digits with all three key demos
        compared to last season. CSI attracted 71% more total viewers than
        Global's Survivor: Gabon (1.85 million, down 14% from last week,
        No. 4 for the night).

    -   On the most competitive TV night of the week, an all-new episode of
        Grey's Anatomy (No. 2) was tops in its time-slot at 9 p.m. on CTV
        with 2.6 million viewers, up 8% over its season premiere two weeks
        ago and easily outdrawing time-slot competitors The Office
        (Global/NBC; 770,000) and Saturday Night Live (Global/NBC; 541,000).

    -   ER (No. 3) continues to be a draw at 10 p.m., as 1.9 million viewers
        made it No. 1 in its time-slot, tripling the premiere of Life on Mars
        (Global/ABC; 591,000).

    -   The first-ever Results Episode of So You Think You Can Dance Canada
        at 7:30 p.m. resounded with 808,000 fans, as contemporary dancers
        Breanne Wong and Kevin Mylrea became the first two competitors sent

    Tonight on CTV are all-new episodes of Ghost Whisperer at 8 p.m. ET,
Supernanny at 9 p.m. ET and Without a Trace and 10 p.m. ET (visit ctv.ca to
confirm local broadcast times).

    Source: Preliminary overnight data, CTV Total and Global Total (BBM
    Nielsen Media Research).

For further information:

For further information: Laura Heath Potter, CTV Inc., (416) 332-4633,
lheathpotter@ctv.ca; Jim Quan, CTV Inc., (416) 332-5311, jquan@ctv.ca

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