SUPER BOWL XLV Is Most-Watched Ever in Canada with 7.3 Million Viewers on CTV and RDS

-- Green Bay Packers' victory is the most-watched broadcast on Canadian
television since the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games --
-- More than half of the country watched some part of last night's broadcast --

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TORONTO, Feb. 7 /CNW/ - SUPER BOWL XLV is the most-watched SUPER BOWL ever on Canadian television with an audience of 7.3 million viewers on CTV (6.54 million, up 4%) and RDS (754,000, up 21%) last night. Preliminary overnight data from BBM Canada confirms that the Green Bay Packers thrilling victory over the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday is the most-watched television broadcast in Canada since the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games.*

The national audience for SUPER BOWL XLV is 5.3% higher than last year's NFL championship game that had a national average audience of 6.9 million viewers.

The game received a 63 Share among adults aged 18-49 and a 62 Share among adults aged 25-54. It also received a 68 Share for men aged 25-54, meaning more than 2 in 3 Canadians in this demo watching TV last night were tuned to SUPER BOWL XLV on CTV (English Canada).  

Overall, SUPER BOWL XLV was watched by 17.3 million unique viewers - or more than one in two Canadians (52.2%) - on CTV and RDS.

Audience levels for SUPER BOWL XLV on CTV and RDS peaked at 8.9 million viewers during the SUPER BOWL XLV half time show featuring the Black Eyed Peas and guests Usher and Slash.

CTV's extended SUPER BOWL XLV coverage also had impressive audiences with NFL SUPER BOWL SUNDAY PRE-GAME KICK OFF SHOW on CTV attracting an average audience of 4.38 million viewers.

*Source BBM Canada.  Audiences prior to August 31, 2009 based on BBM Nielsen Media Research Mark II meters

About CTV
CTV,  Canada's Olympic Network, is also 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 Inc. also owns radio stations across the country and owns or has interests in leading national specialty channels, featuring news, sports, factual, arts, entertainment, music, youth and fashion programming. Official broadcaster of the Vancouver 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games and London 2012 Games of the Olympiad, CTV Inc. is owned by CTVglobemedia Inc., Canada's premier multimedia company. More information about CTV may be found on the network's website at

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SOURCE CTV Television Network

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