CTV Ratings Alert - CTV's CSI Outlasts Survivor Simulcast in Key Demos

    - CSI delivers 15% more viewers A18-34 than Survivor -

    - Grey's Anatomy wins night with 2.6 million viewers -

    - CTV wins every single hour from 7 to 11 p.m. -

    TORONTO, Nov. 16 /CNW/ - Last night, Sara and Grissom may have had their
goodbye kiss, but viewers stuck around: an out-of-simulcast episode of CSI on
CTV not only delivered 2.6 million viewers, besting a Survivor simulcast 
(2.27 million) on Global/CBS head-to-head at 8 p.m. by 11% in total viewers,
but also swept aside the competition in key demos as well. CSI delivered   
15% more viewers than Survivor in the desirable A18-34 demo and also was up 
5% over Survivor among A18-49 and A25-54.

    At 9 p.m., Grey's Anatomy on CTV won its timeslot and the night with an
extraordinary 2.6 million viewers (A25-54: 1.44 million; A18-49: 1.49 million)
as Who is Smarter than a Canadian Fifth Grader dropped for the fourth straight
week to 988,000 viewers. Last night's Grey's won all key demos nationally and
in Toronto/Hamilton.

    At 10 p.m., CTV's ER delivered an impressive 1.8 million viewers,
including more than one million viewers in A25-54 and A18-49.

    Earlier in the evening, over half a million viewers (584,000) tuned in to
eTalk to find out about Lindsay Lohan's 84-minute jail stint, the only
Canadian entertainment show to break the story.

    CTV finished the night with an average of 1.95 million viewers in
primetime, up 90% over Global from 7-11 p.m. (+95% A25-54; +99% A18-49).

    The Top 6 programs on Canadian television last night:

    1.  Grey's Anatomy                 (2,597,000)
    2.  CSI                            (2,523,000)
    3.  Survivor                       (2,266,000)
    4.  ER                             (1,778,000)
    5.  Jeopardy/Access Hollywood      (1,253,000)
    6.  CTV National News              (1,024,000)

    Data quoted based on preliminary overnight results: 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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