- Captained by William Shatner, JUNO AWARDS reaches 6.5 million viewers -
- Encore broadcast airs Saturday on CTV Two and is now on demand at JUNOS.CTV.ca -
"I wanna be a rock star! And what better place to start than Canada, and not just because my U.S. visa has expired." - Host William Shatner
TORONTO, April 2, 2012 /CNW/ - CTV's live broadcast of THE 2012 JUNO AWARDS from Ottawa's Scotiabank Place attracted 1.6 million viewers last night, making it the most-watched program of the day on a very competitive night of television. With final data still to be confirmed, THE 2012 JUNO AWARDS becomes the third most-watched JUNO Awards broadcast in nine years. CTV won every hour of primetime last night from 7-11 p.m. with total viewers, A25-54, and A18-49.
Peaking at 2 million viewers, Canada's Music Awards was celebrated by some 6.5 million viewers overall, who watched some part of the broadcast. The two-hour show was the #1 program of the weekend on Canadian television for A18-49, F18-34, and F18-49.
THE 2O12 JUNO AWARDS also won it timeslot in Toronto (P2+, A25-54, and A18-49) and in Vancouver (P2+). In both Toronto and Vancouver, the broadcast attracted its highest ratings of the night with younger viewers aged 18-34, achieving a 5.4 in Toronto and a 3.9 in Vancouver.
**Media Note** - Download photos from last night's THE 2012 JUNO AWARDS at www.ctvmedia.ca.
CTV extended the JUNO AWARDS experience Online, on Facebook and Twitter, and on the CTV iPad App, with viewers adding thousands of comments and interactions for the 2012 JUNO Awards. The full show is available on demand now at JUNOS.CTV.CA.
An encore broadcast of THE 2012 JUNO AWARDS airs Saturday, April 7 at 8 p.m. on CTV Two.
It was an unforgettable night, with Toronto's Feist and first-time JUNO-nominees The Sheepdogs taking home additional hardware, each topping up their JUNO weekend wins to three statues each. Lighting up the stage throughout the show were several special Canadian collaborations, including K'NAAN joining forces with 2012 Allan Waters Humanitarian Award winners Simple Plan to perform a rap-punk rendition of the Montreal group's hit single "Summer Paradise", and Blue Rodeo performing "Lost Together" with Sarah McLachlan before she welcomed the band into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame. The audience in Ottawa and across Canada were also treated to a show-stopping dance 'mixed tape' performance, featuring appearances by Alyssa Reid, Anjulie, Dragonette, JRDN and Mia Martina. In an unforgettable closing number, electronic artist deadmau5 was joined onstage by hip-hop DJ MC Flipside and 2012 JUNO Award nominee Lights, who helped bring this year's broadcast to an explosive finish.
Since CTV joined forces with CARAS in 2002, The JUNO Awards have travelled across Canada, bringing a live, electrifying stadium show to millions of Canadians. CTV has broadcast THE JUNO AWARDS from St. John's (2002), Ottawa (2003), Edmonton (2004), Winnipeg (2005), Halifax (2006), Saskatoon (2007), Calgary (2008), Vancouver (2009), back to St. John's (2010), Toronto (2011) and now back to Ottawa (2012). The 2013 JUNO Awards are confirmed for Regina, SK.
THE 2012 JUNO AWARDS is produced by Insight Productions in association with CTV and The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS). Executive Producers are John Brunton and Barbara Bowlby for Insight Productions, and Melanie Berry and Ed Robinson for CARAS. Lindsay Cox is Supervising Producer. Corrie Coe is Senior Vice-President, Independent Production; Mike Cosentino is Senior Vice-President, Programming, CTV Networks. Phil King is President, CTV Programming & Sports.
Broadcast sponsors of THE 2012 JUNO AWARDS are Chevrolet, Garnier, Rogers and TD Bank Group. Sponsors of the 2012 JUNO Awards include FACTOR, Canada's Private Radio Broadcasters and The Government of Canada through the Department of Canadian Heritage's "Canada Music Fund," Radio Starmaker Fund, National Capital Commission (NCC), Province of Ontario, City of Ottawa and TD Bank Group.
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 and lead broadcaster of the London 2012 Olympic Games. CTV is a division of Bell Media, Canada's premier multimedia company with leading assets in television, radio and digital. Bell Media is owned by BCE Inc. (TSX, NYSE: BCE), Canada's largest communications company. More information about CTV can be found on the network's website at ctv.ca.
Source: BBM Canada. Audiences prior to August 31, 2009 based on BBM Nielsen Media Research Mark II meters.
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