CTV's Thursday Night Line-Up Continues to Grow

    - GREY'S ANATOMY delivers 3 million viewers; wins No.1 spot nationally -
    - THE MENTALIST Scores New Series High with 2.3 million -
    - CTV wins the night, averages 2.48 million viewers in prime time -
    - Strong PRIVATE PRACTICE premiere on /A\ -

TORONTO, Oct. 2 /CNW/ - In the second week of the new fall season, CTV's Thursday night line-up continues to deliver.

At 9 p.m., GREY'S ANATOMY delivered an overwhelming 3 million Canadians, up 31% from last year's season average*, making it the No.1 program of the day nationally and with the 3 key adult demos ahead of NHL opening night on HOCKEY NIGHT IN CANADA (CBC, 2.5 million) and SURVIVOR (Global/CBS, 2.6 million).

At 10 p.m., 2.3 million mesmerized viewers tuned in to THE MENTALIST on CTV, marking the series' biggest audience ever(xx). Settling into its regular Thursday nights at 10 p.m. timeslot, the episode surged 60% from last Tuesday's season premiere.

Among all entertainment programs in primetime last night, GREY'S ANATOMY and THE MENTALIST won their hours nationally in all key demos and in key markets with A18-49 and A25-54.

To view the complete release, please click here http://ctvmedia.ca/ctv/releases/release.asp?id=11699&yyyy=2009.


For further information: For further information: Jim Quan, CTV Inc., (416) 384-5311 or jim.quan@ctv.ca

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