CTV Ratings Alert - Premiere Week Ratings: The Real Story - Global Remains Also-Ran Among Key Demos

    TORONTO, Oct. 2 /CNW/ - CTV is Number 1 - and Global isn't. Contrary to a
sour grapes press release today from Canwest Mediaworks, overnight data from
BBM Nielsen Media Research confirms that Global was once again the Number 2
network among key demos during the first week of the Fall TV Season. The
numbers speak for themselves: CTV delivered more viewers on average in
primetime during Premiere Week not only among total viewers, but both the
A18-49 and A25-54 demos as well.

    Average audience for Monday, Sept. 24 - Sunday, Sept. 30 from 7-11 p.m.:

                 CTV             Global
    A2+          1,277,700       879,500       +45%
    A18-49       547,000         487,000       +12%
    A25-54       616,000         509,000       +21%

    Data quoted: 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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