CTV Ratings Alert - CTV Delivers Clean Sweep Wednesday in All Demos and Every Timeslot

    -- Private Practice debuts as this season's No. 1 new series --
    -- CSI: New York leaves Life dead in its tracks --

    TORONTO, Sept. 27 /CNW/ - CTV won Wednesday night with a clean sweep of
the Top 5 programs on television last night. With more than one million
viewers watching in each hour from 7-11 p.m., CTV won every timeslot in all
key demos:

    1. Private Practice became the most-watched new drama of the season when
    1.6 million viewers watched at 9 p.m. on CTV, more than 35% more total
    viewers than Cane (1.2 million, Global/CBS) on Tuesday. Head-to-head,
    Private Practice more than doubled Bones on Global (714,000) nationally
    and was the most-watched program of the night in Toronto/Hamilton,
    Canada's largest television market.

    2. At 10 p.m., CSI: New York returned with 2.3 million viewers, more than
    three times the audience that watched the series premiere of Life
    (713,000) on Global/NBC.

    3. Criminal Minds returned for its third season with 1.3 million viewers
    out of simulcast at 7 p.m.

    4. Dancing With the Stars continued its momentum, attracting 1.9 million
    viewers at 8 p.m. on its third night this week and ranking as the second
    most-watched program on Canadian television last night. Dancing With the
    Stars doubled the audience for Back To You (Global/FOX), which fell 24%
    from its season premiere to 950,000.

    The Top 5 programs on Canadian television last night:

    1. CSI: New York (2,309,000)
    2. Dancing With the Stars (1,886,000)
    3. Private Practice (1,616,000)
    4. CTV Evening News (1,386,000)
    5. Criminal Minds (1,284,000)

    Data quoted represents total viewers (2+) for CTV Full and Global Full
(BBM Nielsen Media Research).

For further information:

For further information: Laura Heath, CTV Inc., (416) 332-4633 or

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