CTV Makes a Big Bang This Fall with More Viewers than Its Competitors Combined

CTV Makes a Big Bang This Fall with More Viewers than Its Competitors Combined 
- Bigger Lead: CTV widens gap to next closest competitor in primetime -
- More Hits: CTV grows its number of Top 20 hits -
- The Most Popular Programs: Four of Canada's Top 5 in all key adult demos -
- More Nights: CTV wins six out of seven nights - 
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TORONTO, Dec. 13, 2012 /CNW/ - As the Fall 2012 season comes to a close and 
CTV readies its blockbuster mid-season schedule, data from BBM Canada confirms 
CTV has grown its share of Canada's primetime audience by many measures this 
autumn. CTV continues its reign as Canada's most-watched broadcaster, 
delivering more viewers in primetime than the other two private broadcasters 
combined, the data reveals. In fact, CTV has actually grown its lead over 
Global in primetime this fall, compared to Fall 2011, in all key demos, 
particularly among younger viewers aged 18-34. 
"As we said in June, our fall schedule required little tinkering, and that 
strategy has paid off with a very stable season," said Phil King, President, 
CTV Programming and Sports. "Our big hits like THE BIG BANG THEORY and THE 
AMAZING RACE have gotten even bigger, while we've added Canada's Top 2 new 
comedies, ANGER MANAGEMENT and THE NEW NORMAL, and one of the hottest new 
shows of the fall, ARROW. Now, we look forward to growing even more in 
mid-season with some of TV's most anticipated new programs." 
By a wide margin, CTV continues to deliver Canada's most-watched programming, 
with four of Canada's Top 5 programs in A25-54, A18-49, and A18-34, including 
Canada's #1 program and comedy THE BIG BANG THEORY and #1 drama GREY'S ANATOMY. 
Once again, CTV has more Top 20 programs than all other networks combined 
among total viewers, A25-54, and A18-49. In fact, CTV has delivered two 
additional series into the Top 20 this fall compared to Fall 2011, and one 
additional A18-49 series. As well, CTV has more Top 10 hits this fall compared 
to last fall with all key adult demos. 
CTV has also improved its performance across every night of the week in 
primetime winning six out of seven nights with Total Viewers and A25-54 
(versus five last fall), and seven out of seven with A18-49 (versus five last 
fall) and A18-34 (versus five last fall). 
Fall 2012 Primetime Averages 
 _________________________________________________
|               |P2+      |A25-54 |A18-49 |A18-34 |
|_______________|_________|_______|_______|_______|
|CTV            |1,561,000|657,000|634,000|305,000|
|_______________|_________|_______|_______|_______|
|Global         |898,000  |396,000|370,000|179,000|
|_______________|_________|_______|_______|_______|
|Citytv         |415,000  |220,000|216,000|116,000|
|_______________|_________|_______|_______|_______|
|Global + Citytv|1,313,000|616,000|586,000|295,000|
|_______________|_________|_______|_______|_______|
|CTV vs.        |+19%     |+7%    |+8%    |+3%    |
|Global + Citytv|         |       |       |       |
|_______________|_________|_______|_______|_______| 
CTV Primetime Lead, Fall 2012 
 ________________________________________
|                   |A18-34|A18-49|A25-54|
|___________________|______|______|______|
|CTV vs. Global 2012|+70%  |+71%  |+66%  |
|___________________|______|______|______|
|CTV vs. Global 2011|+54%  |+67%  |+65%  |
|___________________|______|______|______| 
Canada's Top 5 Most-Watched Programs, Fall 2012 
 ____________________________________________________
|Rank|Network|Program            |A25-54   |A18-49   |
|____|_______|___________________|_________|_________|
|1   |CTV    |THE BIG BANG THEORY|2,355,000|2,314,000|
|____|_______|___________________|_________|_________|
|2   |CTV    |TWO AND A HALF MEN |1,410,000|1,393,000|
|____|_______|___________________|_________|_________|
|3   |Global |SURVIVOR           |1,315,000|1,225,000|
|____|_______|___________________|_________|_________|
|4   |CTV    |THE AMAZING RACE   |1,236,000|1,196,000|
|____|_______|___________________|_________|_________|
|5   |CTV    |GREY'S ANATOMY     |1,161,000|1,166,000|
|____|_______|___________________|_________|_________| 
Core Primetime Nightly Wins, Fall 2012 
 _____________________________________
|         |P2+   |A25-54|A18-49|A18-34|
|_________|______|______|______|______|
|Monday   |CTV   |CTV   |CTV   |CTV   |
|_________|______|______|______|______|
|Tuesday  |Global|Global|CTV   |CTV   |
|_________|______|______|______|______|
|Wednesday|CTV   |CTV   |CTV   |CTV   |
|_________|______|______|______|______|
|Thursday |CTV   |CTV   |CTV   |CTV   |
|_________|______|______|______|______|
|Friday   |CTV   |CTV   |CTV   |CTV   |
|_________|______|______|______|______|
|Saturday |CTV   |CTV   |CTV   |CTV   |
|_________|______|______|______|______|
|Sunday   |CTV   |CTV   |CTV   |CTV   |
|_________|______|______|______|______| 
About CTV
CTV is Canada's #1 private broadcaster. Featuring a wide range of quality 
news, sports, information, and entertainment programming, CTV has been 
Canada's most-watched television network for the past 10 years in a row. 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. 
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Source: BBM Canada, Fall 2012: 9/24/2012 - 12/9/2012; Fall 2011: 9/19/2011 - 
12/11/2011. 7-11 p.m. unless otherwise indicated. 
Jacqui VanSickle, CTV, CTV Two, 416.384.5091 
orjacqueline.vansickle@bellmedia.ca Laura Heath Potter, CTV, CTV Two, 
416.384.4633 orlaura.heathpotter@bellmedia.ca 
SOURCE: CTV 
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