Oprah's Big Give Premieres with 1.7 Million Viewers; W-FIVE Outskates Hockey Night in Canada with 1.1 Million Viewers

    - Dexter eviscerates the competition at 10 p.m. Sunday -

    TORONTO, March 3 /CNW/ - O baby! Oprah's Big Give debuted BIG on CTV last
night when 1.7 million viewers tuned in to the series premiere. The
entertaining and heart-warming addition to CTV's spring schedule was the
most-watched program of the day nationally among total viewers as well as the
key advertising demos A25-54 (1.01 million) and A18-49 (960,000). The program
was also No. 1 among total viewers and A25-54 in Toronto and Vancouver.
    At 10 p.m. Sunday, an all-new episode of CTV's Dexter delivered
1.02 million viewers to become the most-watched program in its timeslot among
total viewers, A25-54 and A18-49. Dexter was the No. 3 show of the night
following Oprah's Big Give and CTV Evening News (No. 2, 1.08 million).
    On Saturday night, CTV's W-FIVE delivered more viewers than Hockey Night
in Canada (CBC, 1.09 million) and won the night with 1.12 million viewers. The
shocking W-FIVE episode uncovered startling facts about a Toronto gynecologist
and the medical system that prevents the public from learning about their
surgeon's track record.

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

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

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