CTV Ratings Alert - This Fall's New Hits Are on CTV

    -   CTV ranks 4 out of 5 Top New Shows in A18-49 and A25-54

    -   CTV's Private Practice is Canada's No. 1 New Series in All Key Demos

    TORONTO, Oct. 15 /CNW/ - Eight out of the Top 10 shows overall. And now
four of the Top 5 new series. Three weeks into the new season, CTV's hit
schedule just got an injection of new blood. Led by Private Practice, far and
away Canada's No. 1 new series in ALL key demos, CTV now has four out of five
of Canada's top new series in the key advertising demos A25-54 and A18-49.
Private Practice is this Fall's only new series to gain access to the elite
Top 20 program rankings, charting as high as No. 13 in A25-54 and No. 14 in
A18-49 among Canada's most-watched programs.

    Top New Series, 2007-2008 Season(*):

    A25-54                               A18-49
    ------	                          ------

    1. Private Practice (CTV) 712,000    1. Private Practice (CTV)  661,000
    2. Pushing Daisies (CTV)  558,000    2. Big Shots (CTV)         531,000
    3. Big Shots (CTV)        554,000    3. Pushing Daisies (CTV)   500,000
    4. Dirty Sexy Money (CTV) 544,000    4. Back to You (Global)    498,000
    5. Back to You (Global)   530,000    5. Dirty Sexy Money (CTV)  477,000

    With the addition of CTV's Moonlight and Gossip Girl, CTV now has 6 out
of the Top 10 new series on Canadian television among total viewers. The data
is even more remarkable considering only Big Shots and Moonlight air in
simulcast on CTV.

    "We've got something for everyone on CTV," said Susanne Boyce, President,
Creative, Content and Channels, CTV inc., "The diversity of these new hits is
particularly encouraging."

    The new series join a CTV schedule featuring a dynamic mix of established
franchises, emerging hits and fresh success stories with broad appeal across
all demos. CTV remains Canada's No. 1 broadcaster, with 29% more viewers than
Global among A25-54 and 21% more viewers than Global among A18-49(xx). As
well, CTV continues to deliver:

    -   8 out of the Top 10 programs among total viewers
    -   7 out of the Top 10 programs among A25-54
    -   6 out of the Top 10 programs among A18-49(xxx)

    (*)  Sept. 17 - Oct. 11, 2007, BBM NMR
    (xx) Sept. 24 - Oct. 7, 2007 (Mon-Sun, 8-11 p.m.),
         CTV Full vs Global Full, BBM NMR
    (xxx)Sept. 24 - Oct. 7, 2007, BBM NMR

For further information:

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

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