It's a Green Christmas: Shrek The Halls Becomes Instant Holiday Classic with 2.1 Million Viewers on CTV

    - Lovable Green Ogre Wins the Night for CTV -

    - Corner Gas Christmas Special "Merry Gasmas" Delivers
    Record 1.7 million Viewers -

    TORONTO, Dec. 4 /CNW/ - Mike Myers and Brent Butt delivered a double dose
of holiday cheer to Canadians last night when Shrek The Halls and Corner Gas
became the Top 2 entertainment programs on Canadian television. The Shrek The
Halls/Corner Gas power hour bested House (1.2 million, Global/FOX) by 58%.

    Canadian viewers got their holiday ogre on last night as an
out-of-simulcast Shrek the Halls at 8 p.m. on CTV won the timeslot and the
night for CTV with 2.1 million viewers, data from BBM Nielsen Research
confirms today. An instant contemporary holiday classic, Shrek the Halls won
all key demos in its timeslot and was the most-watched program of the evening,
peaking at nearly 2.5 million viewers. The half-hour special will be
rebroadcast Tuesday, Dec. 11 at 8 p.m. ET on CTV and Sunday, Dec. 23 at 9:30
p.m. ET/PT on The Comedy Network.

    At 8:30 p.m., an encore broadcast of the Merry Gasmas shenanigans of the
residents of Dog River was the most-watched Corner Gas episode of the year on
CTV with 1.7 million viewers. The No.2 entertainment program of the night last
night, the Canadian Christmas classic will be rebroadcast Saturday, Dec. 8 at
8 p.m. ET/PT on The Comedy Network and Tuesday, Dec. 11 at 8:30 p.m. ET on

    At 9 p.m., more Canadians watched a special CTV broadcast of an encore
episode of Two and a Half Men (1.7 million viewers) than the fall season
finale of Heroes (1.36 million; Global/NBC). Two and Half Men was the No.1
program of the night for A25-54 with 1.034 million viewers.

    Source: Preliminary overnight data, CTV Full and Global Full (BBM Nielsen
Media Research).

For further information:

For further information: Laura Heath, CTV Inc., (416) 332-4633, or

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