Élections 2015 - le grand débat - Over 1.2 million Canadians watched the first French-language debate

OTTAWA, Sept. 30, 2015 /CNW/ - Canada's largest broadcast partnership – Radio-Canada, La Presse, Télé-Québec, CBC News, CTV News and Global News – announce that more than 1.2 million Canadians watched élection 2015 – le grand débat, broadcast and streamed live across multiple platforms on Thursday, September 24, 2015 from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Average audience on television1

Approximately 803,000 Canadians watched the debate on ICI Radio-Canada Télé (580,000), ICI RDI (140,000), Télé-Québec (82,000) and CPAC (<1000).

Over 306,000 Canadians watched the debate with simultaneous translation on CBC News Network, CTV News Channel and CPAC.

Views on mobile phones, tablets and the web

Élections 2015 le grand débat was viewed over 105,000 times on ICI Radio-Canada.ca, facebook.com/ICIRadioCanada, lapresse.ca, CBC News, CTVNews.ca, CPAC.ca, Globalnews.ca, and on YouTube Canada: Election 2015.

The broadcast partners are pleased with the interest that has been generated by this important democratic exercise. The partners would like to thank all five parties and their leaders for participating in last night's debate. They also wish to thank Anne-Marie Dussault, Patrice Roy, Yves Boisvert, as well as the production team for making this debate, the only one with all five leaders, a success.

About the broadcast partnership

Canada's largest broadcast partnership – Radio-Canada, La Presse, Télé-Québec, CBC News, CTV News and Global News – pool their resources to ensure that the largest number of Canadians have access to leaders' debates during the height of the election campaign so they can make an informed decision about their political choices at the polls. Together with Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Vine, Google, YouTube, and CPAC, the networks' 2015 televised debates will reach millions of Canadians across the country and abroad, on multiple platforms, in both English and French.

1 Source: Numeris, 2+ Quebec Franco, PPM. (Overnight Audiences)


SOURCE Broadcast Consortium

For further information: Liliane Lê, Spokesperson, 2015 Leaders' Debates, Tel: +1.613.288.6272, liliane.le@leadersdebates2015.ca

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