CTV Ratings Alert - Save Dog River, Save The World: Corner Gas Beats Heroes; CSI Miami Wins Monday for CTV

    -- CTV wins each hour of primetime with million plus audiences from
       7-11 p.m. --

    TORONTO, Oct. 16 /CNW/ - More Canadians watched CTV's home-grown comedy
series Corner Gas last night than a simulcast of Heroes, data from BBM Nielsen
Research confirms today. Brent Butt and the gang attracted 1.298 million
viewers on CTV versus 1.293 million for Heroes on NBC/Global. Heroes also
failed to deliver in the A25-54 and A18-49 demos, with CSI: Miami taking the
No. 1 slot Monday in all key demos. By the end of the night, CTV claimed
one million plus viewers in each hour from 7-11 p.m:

    1.  At 7 p.m., CTV's eTalk (444,000) once again beat ET Canada before
        Jeopardy/Access Hollywood delivered 1.14 million viewers at 7:30 p.m.

    2.  At 8 p.m., CTV's Dancing with the Stars became the No. 2 program of
        the night with 1.79 million viewers.

    3.  At 9:30 p.m., CTV's Corner Gas became the No. 4 show of the night
        with 1.298 million viewers.

    4.  At 10 p.m., CTV's CSI: Miami was the most-watched program of the
        night with 2.23 million viewers, more than triple the number of
        viewers for Journeyman (NBC/Global; 602,000). CSI: Miami won the
        night in all major demos, besting Heroes by 40% among A25-54 and 8%
        among A18-49.

    The Top 5 programs on Canadian television last night:

    1.  CSI: Miami (CTV, 2.23 million)
    2.  Dancing With the Stars (CTV, 1.79 million)
    3.  CTV Evening News (CTV, 1.48 million)
    4.  Corner Gas (CTV, 1.298 million)
    5.  Heroes (Global, 1.293 million)

    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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