– THE DISAPPEARANCE is fall's Top new Canadian program with total viewers and all key demos averaging 900,000 viewers –
– Most-watched Canadian drama series on CraveTV –
– THE DISAPPEARANCE continues this Sunday, October 29 at 9 p.m. ET/PT culminating with the shocking series finale (November 5) –
"Beautifully made series…certainly recommended" – The Globe and Mail
"Compelling characters drive this missing-child drama" – Winnipeg Free Press
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TORONTO, Oct. 26, 2017 With final data now in for Week 3 of the Fall TV Season, CTV's original six-part mystery event series THE DISAPPEARANCE has captivated audiences and is the #1 new Canadian series among total viewers and all key demos in the 2017/18 TV season thus far.
Averaging 883,000 P2+ viewers, THE DISAPPEARANCE audience has grown every week among total viewers, with the third episode pacing 14% above the debut episode. On CraveTV, it has been trending as the most-watched Canadian drama, gaining three-digit growth in viewership with each new weekly episode, and ranking in the Top Ten most-watched episodic series.
The mystery continues to unfold Sundays at 9 p.m. ET/PT on CTV and CTV GO, with the shocking series finale airing November 5.
In Sundays episode (October 29), Henry (Peter Coyote, E.T.) enlists Fred's (Neil Napier, 19-2) help to decode the clues left by Anthony's abductor while Catherine (Joanne Kelly, WAREHOUSE 13) is troubled by her patient's imminent death. Meanwhile, Susan (Micheline Lanctôt, UNITÉ 9) makes an important discovery and issues an Amber Alert. Then, as the final clues start to fall into place in the series finale (November 5), the Sullivan family and police are in a frantic race against time to locate Anthony (newcomer, Michael Riendeau), no matter the consequences.
THE DISAPPEARANCE is also available as a CraveTV FIRST LOOK Saturdays at 9 p.m. ET, with the French -language version of the series airing Sundays at 9 p.m. ET on Super Écran.
THE DISAPPEARANCE is created and written by the Montréal-based writing team of Normand Daneau and Geneviève Simard and directed by Peter Stebbings (Defendor, ORPHAN BLACK). The series is produced by Joanne Forgues of Productions Casablanca. Executive producers are Joanne Forgues, Sophie Parizeau, and Jean-Marc Casanova, creators of the Prix Gémeaux-winning series, LES INVINCIBLES and SÉRIE NOIRE. Emmy® Award-winning JoAnn Alfano (30 ROCK) and Kristen Del Pero are executive producers for NBCUniversal International Studios.
THE DISAPPEARANCE is produced by Productions Casablanca in association with Bell Media and NBCUniversal International Studios, with the financial participation of the Canada Media Fund, the Cogeco Program Development Fund, and the assistance of the Québec Film and Television Tax Credit, and the Canadian Film or Video Production Tax Credit. Super Écran has commissioned the series for French-language broadcast. NBCUniversal International Studios serves as international distributor. For Bell Media, Gosia Kamela is Production Executive; Tom Hastings is Director, Drama, Original Programming; Corrie Coe is Senior Vice-President, Original Programming; Pat DiVittorio is Vice-President, CTV and Specialty Programming. Mike Cosentino is President, Content and Programming, Bell Media. Randy Lennox is President, Bell Media.
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Source: Numeris, Total Canada. Sept. 25 – Oct. 8, 2017. Final Data. Audiences prior to August 31, 2009 based on BBM Nielsen Media Research Mark II meters.
CTV is Canada's #1 private broadcaster. Featuring a wide range of quality news, sports, information, and entertainment programming, CTV has been Canada's most-watched television network for the past 16 years in a row. CTV is a division of Bell Media, Canada's premier multimedia company with leading assets in television, radio, digital, and Out-of-Home. Bell Media is owned by BCE Inc. (TSX, NYSE: BCE), Canada's largest communications company. More information about CTV can be found on the network's website at CTV.ca.
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