Sunday Sweep Completes the Amazing Week on CTV

    -- Nearly 3 million tune-in for season premiere episode of THE AMAZING
       RACE --

    -- COLD CASE is No. 2 program of the night, nearly doubling BROTHERS AND
       SISTERS --

    -- DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES wins timeslot on CTV and comes in third for the
       night --

TORONTO, Sept. 28 /CNW/ - With Sunday night in the books, Premiere Week 2009 has wrapped and CTV has once again emerged as the overwhelming choice for prime-time viewing in Canada. Averaging nearly two million viewers (1.95 million) per minute - every minute - CTV finished 58% bigger than Global (1.2 million), 215% bigger than CBC (621,000) and 453% bigger than Citytv (353,000)*.

Last night, THE AMAZING RACE (9 p.m. ET) had nearly three million (2.86 million) total viewers tuning-in - an increase of 32% over last season's finale episode(xx). Following as the No. 2 program of the night was COLD CASE (10p.m. ET) with 1.54 million total viewers, nearly doubling the season premiere audience of BROTHERS & SISTERS (Global/ABC, 787,000) in the same timeslot. Coming in just behind at No. 3 for the night was DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES with 1.44 million watching at 7 p.m. ET, airing out of simulcast on CTV and beating CBC's broadcast of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (1.36 million).

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