A New Holiday Classic: 1.3 Million Viewers Saddle Up to CTV's New Original
Movie THE HORSES OF MCBRIDE
- THE HORSES OF MCBRIDE is Sunday's most-watched drama -
- Viewers can catch encore presentations on Wednesday on Bravo and Friday on
CTV Two -
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"THE HORSES OF MCBRIDE is a lovely, well-crafted and beautifully performed
yarn that's perfect for family viewing during the festive season…" -
Winnipeg Free Press
TORONTO, Dec. 17, 2012 /CNW/ - A major holiday television event, last night's
premiere of CTV's new, critically acclaimed, original television movie THE
HORSES OF MCBRIDE drew 1.3 million viewers, making it the most-watched drama
of the night with total viewers and an instant holiday classic. Growing by
double digit percentages in its second hour with total viewers and the key
adult demos, the movie peaked at 1.6 million during its moving conclusion when
the community of McBride, B.C. rallied together to save two stranded horses in
time for Christmas. Overall, the movie attracted 3.6 million unique viewers
throughout the two-hour broadcast.
Inspired by real-life events, THE HORSES OF MCBRIDE stars Aidan Quinn, Kari
Matchett, and MacKenzie Porter. Encore presentations of THE HORSES OF MCBRIDE
air Wednesday, Dec. 19 at 9 p.m. ET on Bravo and Friday, Dec. 21 at 8 p.m.
ET/PT on CTV Two. THE HORSES OF MCBRIDE is also available across CTV's digital
platforms on CTV.ca, the CTV App, and the CTV Mobile channel.
**Media Note** Photography for THE HORSES OF MCBRIDE is available online at
Leading up to premiere, critics were unanimous in their praise: "… perfect
for the Christmas season…" said the Calgary Herald; "the movie is a pleasure
to watch," said The Globe and Mail; and the Medicine Hat News said it's "a
story that promises to warm the heart before Christmas."
Inspired by real-life events, THE HORSES OF MCBRIDE follows cowboy-outfitter
Matt Davidson (EMMY(®) Award-nominated Aidan Quinn, ELEMENTARY) who has
decided to sell his family ranch and find work in the city. His wife Avril
(Kari Matchett, 24) and son Kenny (Edward Ruttle, HELLCATS) have embraced the
move, but his daughter Nicki (MacKenzie Porter, R.L. Stine's THE HAUNTING
HOUR), who dreams of being an outfitter and mountain guide like her dad, is
shocked and angry. It's late December 2008, when two starving horses are
discovered high up on the Rockies, trapped in a six foot-deep prison of snow
more than 30 miles from any road. After seeing the spirit in their eyes, Nicki
commits to getting them off the mountain - somehow. With no other options, she
picks up a shovel and starts to dig out the mile-long path in deep snow,
inspiring her father, family, and an entire community to pitch in.
CTV is 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 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
Matthew Almeida, CTV and CTV Two, 416.384.2629
firstname.lastname@example.org Jim Quan, CTV and CTV Two, 416.384.5311
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