- TWO AND A HALF MEN Record High of 2.3 Million Viewers -

       - Second half of hour-long comedy block also earns series high
     with 2.1 million viewers tuning in to THE BIG BANG THEORY on CTV -

TORONTO, Jan. 12 /CNW/ - Canada is laughing as CTV's new Monday night comedy block of TWO AND HALF MEN and THE BIG BANG THEORY delivered its biggest audiences ever last night with 2.28 million and 2.1 million viewers respectively on CTV. Winning the night over a new episode of HOUSE (Global, 2.17 million), TWO AND A HALF MEN was the most-watched program Monday in Canada with total viewers and both A18-49 and A18-34. Meanwhile, THE BIG BANG THEORY won its timeslot with total viewers and key demos.

The must-see Monday night comedy block continues next week on CTV with an all-new episode of TWO AND A HALF MEN (Monday, January 18 at 9 p.m. ET). In "Yay, No Polyps!", Charlie (Charlie Sheen) endures a colonoscopy to get out of a trip to see Chelsea's (Jennifer Taylor) bigoted parents, only to return home and find them in his living room.

In an all-new episode of THE BIG BANG THEORY (Monday, January 18 at 9:30 p.m. ET on CTV) entitled "The Bozeman Reaction", Leonard (Johnny Galecki) and Sheldon (Jim Parsons) turn to their friends to create a state-of-the-art security system after their apartment is robed.

CTV, Canada's Olympic Network, is also Canada's largest private broadcaster. Featuring a wide range of quality news, sports, information, and entertainment programming, CTV is Canada's most-watched television network. CTV Inc. also owns radio stations across the country and owns or has interests in leading national specialty channels, featuring news, sports, factual, arts, entertainment, music, youth and fashion programming. CTV Inc. is owned by CTVglobemedia Inc. Canada's premier multi-media company, which also owns Canada's national newspaper, The Globe and Mail. CTV is the official broadcaster of the Vancouver 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games and London 2012 Games of the Olympiad. More information about CTV may be found on the network's website at www.ctv.ca.


For further information: For further information: Amanda Rinaldo, CTV Inc., (416) 384-5325, amanda.rinaldo@ctv.ca

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