TV Top 10: What Canadians Watched in 2012

- Live television, including football, soccer, the London 2012 Olympic Games, 
and awards shows, are among the most-watched broadcasts by Canadians this year 
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- SUPER BOWL: XLVI, THE 84th ANNUAL ACADEMY AWARDS(® )and the 100(th) GREY 
CUP are the Top Television Events of the year - 
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TORONTO, Dec. 20, 2012 /CNW/ - As 2012 comes to an end, full-year data from 
BBM Canada provides a snapshot of what Canadians were watching on television 
this calendar year. The SUPER BOWL, THE 84th ANNUAL ACADEMY AWARDS(® )and the 
100(th) GREY CUP are the most-watched television events of 2012 in Canada, BBM 
data confirms. Additional live television programming like the IIHF WORLD 
JUNIOR CHAMPIONSHIP, THE GRAMMY AWARDS(®), and AMERICAN IDOL were also of 
major interest. Comedies and competition series like THE AMAZING RACE and 
SURVIVOR continued to attract big audiences. Meanwhile, Canadians were also 
engrossed in the London 2012 Olympic Games and Nik Wallenda's historic walk 
over the Niagara Gorge. 
Below is a closer look at 2012's Top 10 TV: 
Canada's Top 10 Television Events of 2012 
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|   |Program                        |Network |Date       |Audience    |
|___|_______________________________|________|___________|____________|
|1. |SUPERBOWL XLVI                 |CTV     |2/5/2012   |7.3 million |
|___|_______________________________|________|___________|____________|
|2. |THE 84th ANNUAL ACADEMY AWARDS |CTV     |2/26/2012  |6.5 million |
|___|_______________________________|________|___________|____________|
|3. |100th GREY CUP                 |TSN     |11/25/2012 |5.4 million |
|___|_______________________________|________|___________|____________|
|   |LONDON 2012 OLYMPIC GAMES      |        |           |            |
|4. |CLOSING CEREMONY               |CTV     |8/12/2012  |5.2 million |
|___|_______________________________|________|___________|____________|
|5. |THE 54(th) ANNUAL GRAMMY AWARDS|Global  |2/12/2012  |5.0 million |
|___|_______________________________|________|___________|____________|
|   |MEGASTUNTS: HIGHWIRE OVER      |        |           |            |
|6. |NIAGARA FALLS-LIVE!            |CTV     |6/15/2012  |3.8 million |
|___|_______________________________|________|___________|____________|
|   |THE 69TH ANNUAL GOLDEN GLOBE(®)|        |           |            |
|7. |AWARDS                         |CTV     |1/15/2012  |3.2 million |
|___|_______________________________|________|___________|____________|
|8. |CTV AT THE OSCARS(®)           |CTV     |2/26/2012  |2.7 million |
|___|_______________________________|________|___________|____________|
|9. |64th PRIMETIME EMMY® AWARDS    |CTV     |9/23/2012  |2.5 million |
|___|_______________________________|________|___________|____________|
|   |THE 40TH ANNIVERSARY AMERICAN  |        |           |            |
|10.|MUSIC AWARDS(®)                |CTV     |11/18/2012 |1.8 million |
|___|_______________________________|________|___________|____________| 
Canada's Top 10* Television Programs of 2012 
 __________________________________________________________
|   |Program                        |Network |Audience     |
|___|_______________________________|________|_____________|
|1. |THE BIG BANG THEORY            |CTV     |3.2 million  |
|___|_______________________________|________|_____________|
|2. |THE AMAZING RACE 20 & 21       |CTV     |2.67 million |
|___|_______________________________|________|_____________|
|   |SURVIVOR: ONE WORLD & SURVIVOR:|Global  |2.65 million |
|3. |PHILIPPINES                    |        |             |
|___|_______________________________|________|_____________|
|4. |GREY'S ANATOMY                 |CTV     |2.5 million  |
|___|_______________________________|________|_____________|
|5. |CSI                            |CTV     |2.23 million |
|___|_______________________________|________|_____________|
|6. |AMERICAN IDOL 11 - Performance |CTV     |2.19 million |
|___|_______________________________|________|_____________|
|7. |HOCKEY NIGHT IN CANADA - East  |CBC     |2.09 million |
|___|_______________________________|________|_____________|
|8. |ELEMENTARY                     |Global  |2.08 million |
|___|_______________________________|________|_____________|
|9. |BONES                          |Global  |2.07 million |
|___|_______________________________|________|_____________|
|10.|TWO AND A HALF MEN             |CTV     |2.05 million |
|___|_______________________________|________|_____________| 
Canada's Top 10 Specialty Television Broadcasts of 2012 
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|   |Program                     |Network   |Date       |Audience     |
|___|____________________________|__________|___________|_____________|
|1. |100(th) GREY CUP            |TSN       |11/25/2012 |5.4 million  |
|___|____________________________|__________|___________|_____________|
|2. |100(th) GREY CUP COUNTDOWN  |TSN       |11/25/2012 |3.3 million  |
|___|____________________________|__________|___________|_____________|
|   |2012 IIHF WORLD JUNIOR      |          |           |             |
|   |CHAMPIONSHIP - Semi Final,  |          |           |             |
|3. |Canada vs. Russia           |TSN       |1/3/2012   |2.9 million  |
|___|____________________________|__________|___________|_____________|
|4. |100(th) GREY CUP Postgame   |TSN       |11/25/2012 |2.6 million  |
|___|____________________________|__________|___________|_____________|
|   |EURO 2012 - Final, Spain vs.|          |           |             |
|5. |Italy                       |TSN       |7/1/2012   |2.5 million  |
|___|____________________________|__________|___________|_____________|
|   |EURO 2012 - Quarter final,  |          |           |             |
|6. |England vs. Italy           |TSN       |6/24/2012  |2.03 million |
|___|____________________________|__________|___________|_____________|
|7. |HOMETEAM HOCKEY             |Sportsnet |3/6/2012   |1.96 million |
|___|____________________________|__________|___________|_____________|
|8. |HOMETEAM HOCKEY             |Sportsnet |1/17/2012  |1.92 million |
|___|____________________________|__________|___________|_____________|
|   |NHL PLAYOFFS - Round 1,     |          |           |             |
|9. |Philadelphia vs. Pittsburgh |TSN       |4/20/2012  |1.86 million |
|___|____________________________|__________|___________|_____________|
|   |CFL PLAYOFFS - Western      |          |           |             |
|10.|Final, Calgary vs. BC       |TSN       |11/18/2012 |1.86 million |
|___|____________________________|__________|___________|_____________| 
Canada's Top 10 Comedy Programs of 2012 
 ______________________________________________
|   |Program             |Network |Audience    |
|___|____________________|________|____________|
|1. |THE BIG BANG THEORY |CTV     |3.2 million |
|___|____________________|________|____________|
|2. |TWO AND A HALF MEN  |CTV     |2.1 million |
|___|____________________|________|____________|
|3. |ANGER MANAGEMENT    |CTV     |1.3 million |
|___|____________________|________|____________|
|4. |MIKE & MOLLY        |CTV     |1.2 million |
|___|____________________|________|____________|
|5. |2 BROKE GIRLS       |Citytv  |1.1 million |
|___|____________________|________|____________|
|6. |HOT IN CLEVELAND    |CTV     |1 million   |
|___|____________________|________|____________|
|7. |UP ALL NIGHT        |CTV     |984,000     |
|___|____________________|________|____________|
|8. |THE SIMPSONS        |Global  |925,000     |
|___|____________________|________|____________|
|9. |ROB                 |Global  |909,000     |
|___|____________________|________|____________|
|10.|THE NEW NORMAL      |CTV     |904,000     |
|___|____________________|________|____________| 
Canada's Top 10 Drama Programs of 2012 
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|   |Program        |Network |Audience     |
|___|_______________|________|_____________|
|1. |GREY's ANATOMY |CTV     |2.5 million  |
|___|_______________|________|_____________|
|2. |CSI            |CTV     |2.2 million  |
|___|_______________|________|_____________|
|3. |ELEMENTARY     |Global  |2.08 million |
|___|_______________|________|_____________|
|4. |BONES          |Global  |2.07 million |
|___|_______________|________|_____________|
|5. |CRIMINAL MINDS |CTV     |2.01 million |
|___|_______________|________|_____________|
|6. |MISSING        |CTV     |2.0 million  |
|___|_______________|________|_____________|
|7. |GLEE           |Global  |1.95 million |
|___|_______________|________|_____________|
|8. |VEGAS          |Global  |1.86 million |
|___|_______________|________|_____________|
|9. |CASTLE         |CTV     |1.85 million |
|___|_______________|________|_____________|
|10.|NCIS           |Global  |1.8 million  |
|___|_______________|________|_____________| 
Canada's Top Reality Series of 2012 
 ________________________________________________________________
|   |Program                              |Network |Audience     |
|___|_____________________________________|________|_____________|
|1. |THE AMAZING RACE 20 & 21             |CTV     |2.67 million |
|___|_____________________________________|________|_____________|
|2. |SURVIVOR: ONE WORLD & PHILIPPINES    |Global  |2.65 million |
|___|_____________________________________|________|_____________|
|3. |AMERICAN IDOL 11 - Performance       |CTV     |2.2 million  |
|___|_____________________________________|________|_____________|
|4. |DANCING WITH THE STARS - Performance |CTV     |1.9 million  |
|___|_____________________________________|________|_____________|
|5. |THE X FACTOR - Performance           |CTV     |1.8 million  |
|___|_____________________________________|________|_____________|
|6. |HOTEL HELL                           |Global  |1.7 million  |
|___|_____________________________________|________|_____________|
|7. |BIG BROTHER 14                       |Global  |1.65 million |
|___|_____________________________________|________|_____________|
|7. |MASTERCHEF                           |CTV     |1.65 million |
|___|_____________________________________|________|_____________|
|9. |THE VOICE                            |CTV     |1.5 million  |
|___|_____________________________________|________|_____________|
|10.|DRAGONS' DEN                         |CBC     |1.1 million  |
|___|_____________________________________|________|_____________| 
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. 
- CTV-
Source: BBM Canada, 1/1/2012-11/25/2012, final data.
* Highest-ranking timeslot for series defined by greatest 2+ audience. 
Jim Quan, Bell Media, 416.384.5311 orjim.quan@bellmedia.ca Laura Heath 
Potter, Bell Media, 416.384.4633 orlaura.heathpotter@bellmedia.ca 
SOURCE: CTV 
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