GREY'S ANATOMY Wins the Night, Surges 38% and Delivers All-Time Series
High with Premiere on CTV
-- 3.3 Million tune in for two-hour GREY'S ANATOMY debut, winning No. 1
spot nationally and in key markets and demos --
-- CSI, up 49%, delivers 2.5 Million out of simulcast for Season Debut at
8 p.m. on CTV--
TORONTO, Sept. 25 /CNW/ - It's Must-CTV Thursday again as an astounding 3.28 million Canadians tuned-in to GREY'S ANATOMY last night, making it the No. 1 program of the day. The much-anticipated two-hour premiere won the 9 p.m. and 10 p.m. timeslots in all demos, not only nationally but in the key markets of Toronto and Vancouver.
With 2.5 million viewers, the premiere of CSI saw an increase of 49% over last season's finale broadcast*, finishing No. 2 in the 8 p.m. timeslot and threatening to push past SURVIVOR. In Calgary, it was the No. 1 program of the day with total viewers and adults (18-49 and 25-54).
Additional CTV and /A\ Ratings HIGHLIGHTS (September 24, 2009)
- GREY'S ANATOMY premiere surged to series high, with 3.28 million
total viewers tuning in last night. Crushing the competition, the
premiere was 38% higher than last year's season debut*.
- VAMPIRE DIARIES, airing out of simulcast last night at 7 p.m. on CTV,
retained a healthy 95% of last week's simulcast audience with A18-34.
- the 9 p.m. timeslot, 877,000 total viewers tuned in to FRINGE on /A\,
ranking No. 2 behind GREY'S ANATOMY and ahead of THE OFFICE on Global
- On /A\, the season's most anticipated new series, FLASHFORWARD,
established itself in all key markets, delivering 725,000 viewers for
its debut broadcast.
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