Here We Grow Again. CTV Takes Night One as CASTLE and DANCING WITH THE STARS: ALL STARS Gain Viewers

- Up 6%, CASTLE wins the night with more than 2 million viewers -

- Up 26%, DANCING WITH THE STARS: ALL STARS wins its timeslot, clocks brittle BONES, down 21% -

- ETALK's EMMYS® coverage delivers biggest audience of the year with 817,000 viewers -

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TORONTO, Sept. 25, 2012 /CNW/ - CTV's CASTLE and DANCING WITH THE STARS: ALL STARS led the network to a #1 finish on the first night of Premiere Week, preliminary overnight data from BBM Canada confirms. Stepping into the top spot of the night with 2 million viewers was the return of hit series CASTLE, growing 6% over last season's average. The perennial timeslot winner bested the season premiere of HAWAII FIVE-0 (1.9 million; Global/CBS), and the second episode of REVOLUTION (719,000; Citytv/NBC), which dropped 28% from last week. Up 2% with A25-54 against last season's average, CASTLE was also the #1 program of the night with the F18-49 and F25-54 demos.

Up 26% with total viewers over its Fall 2011 premiere on CTV Two, DANCING WITH THE STARS: ALL STARS won its 8-10 p.m. timeslot in total viewers, A25-54, and A18-49. Against the 8-10 p.m. combination of BONES (1.8 million; Global/FOX) which was down 21% vs. last week, and PARENTHOOD, DANCING WITH THE STARS: ALL STARS finished with a staggering 52% advantage over Global and 97% advantage over Citytv with total viewers, while leading the competition in A25-54 (+26% vs Global and +21% vs Citytv) and A18-49 (+19% vs. Global and +5% vs Citytv).

At 7 p.m. ETALK's exclusive post-EMMYS coverage was the most-watched episode of 2012 with 817,000 viewers. ETALK outperformed competitors ENTERTAINMENT TONIGHT CANADA by 56% (525,000; Global), ENTERTAINMENT TONIGHT by 18% (693,000; Global), and more than tripled GEORGE STROUMBOULOPOULOS TONIGHT (269,000; CBC).

All of last night's episodes on CTV and CTV Two are available across CTV's digital platforms on, the CTV App, the CTV Mobile channel and through video on demand partners.

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About CTV
CTV is 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 is a division of Bell Media, Canada's premier multimedia company with leading assets in television, radio and digital. 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

Source: BBM Canada, BY 2011/2012: Sept. 19, 2011 to May 27, 2012.


For further information:

Tonia Addison, CTV, CTV Two 416.384.5325 or
Allie Page, CTV, CTV Two, 416.384.5311 or

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