Monster Wednesday: CTV Bests Competition with 2.97 Million Viewers for

    - SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE CANADA grows and delivers million-plus
    audience to kick-off primetime -

    - CRIMINAL MINDS profiles 2.97 million viewers with its biggest audience
    ever -

    - AMERICA'S NEXT TOP MODEL continues to surge up 27% from last week's
    episode -

    - CSI: NY is No. 2 program of the day with 2.64 million viewers -

TORONTO, Sept. 24 /CNW/ - 102% bigger than Global. 350% bigger than Citytv(xx). Wednesday night primetime just got real for the competition as the season premieres of CRIMINAL MINDS and CSI: NY joined CTV's already surging AMERICA'S NEXT TOP MODEL and SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE CANADA for a can't miss monster Wednesday lineup on CTV.

CRIMINAL MINDS opened with its biggest Canadian audience ever(xx) on CTV at 9 p.m. delivering 2.97 million viewers. Additionally, the season premiere of CSI: NY locked up 2.64 million viewers at 10 p.m. to complete a one-two punch for CTV. CRIMINAL MINDS and CSI: NY were the Top 2 programs nationally in total audience and the key 18-49 and 25-54 demos.

    Additional CTV Ratings HIGHLIGHTS (September 23, 2009)

    * At 7:30 p.m. SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE CANADA kicked off primetime
        winning its timeslot with 1.09 million viewers.

    * A new episode of AMERICA'S NEXT TOP MODEL was up 27% from last
        week's audience with 1.35 million viewers. In addition, AMERICA'S
        NEXT TOP MODEL bested the premiere of BONES among teens and the
        12-34 demo.

    * The premiere of CRIMINAL MINDS was its highest audience ever(xx), up
        11% from last season's premiere.

    * The CRIMINAL MINDS premiere won all key demos nationally against GLEE
        by 39% (A18-34), 81% (A18-49) and 109% (A25-54) including the young
        male and female demos.

    * Crushing its competition in its timeslot, the CSI: NY premiere won
        all key demos nationally against MELROSE PLACE by 146% (A18-34),
        332% (A18-49) and 455% (A25-54).

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