Canadian Viewers Find their MOTIVE: New Canadian Series Debuts with 1.23 Million Viewers

Canadian Viewers Find their MOTIVE: New Canadian Series Debuts with 1.23 
Million Viewers 
#1 Canadian Series Premiere of the Broadcast Season 
- MOTIVE more than doubles audience of ELEMENTARY last night -
- Encore episode of MOTIVE airs tonight on CTV Two at 10 p.m. ET/PT - 
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TORONTO, Feb. 4, 2013 /CNW/ - It was another touchdown for CTV's original 
programming slate last night as, despite an 11p.m. ET start time, 1.23 million 
viewers tuned in for the post-SUPER BOWL premiere of its new original drama 
series MOTIVE. The debut becomes the #1 Canadian series premiere of the 
2012/13 broadcast year. With 4.2 million viewers tuning in to some or all of 
the new Canadian crime drama, MOTIVE tackled its competition by more than 
doubling ELEMENTARY's audience head-to-head (548,000; Global), and kicked off 
its debut season as the most-watched program of the night, next to the SUPER 
BOWL. Following a massive promotion and publicity campaign, MOTIVE held steady 
throughout the delayed broadcast and scored big among both men and women, with 
a 6.5 rating for M18-34 in Toronto and a 5.2 rating for F18-34 in Vancouver. 
**Media Note** Photography for MOTIVE is available online at BellMediaPR.ca 
An encore presentation of last night's premiere episode airs tonight at 10 
p.m. ET/PT on CTV Two, and on Saturday, Feb 9 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on CTV in 
addition to the CTV Mobile channel. MOTIVE is also currently available on 
demand across CTV's digital platforms: CTV.ca, the CTV App, and through video 
on demand partners. 
Next week, MOTIVE settles into its regular time slot with an all-new episode, 
entitled "Crimes of Passion" (Sunday, Feb. 10 at 9 p.m. ET/PTon CTV). When a 
teenaged girl is killed in a hit-and-run accident, the first clues point 
Detectives Flynn (Kristin Lehman) and Vega (Louis Ferreira) toward the girl's 
disgruntled ex-boyfriend. Passion is a strong enough motive for murder, but 
Angie believes the boyfriend is innocent. She takes a different tack, which 
reveals a connection between the victim and an eminent prosecutor in the midst 
of a mayoral campaign. Turns out that passion may well be the motive, and the 
underpinning of a secret double life. 
MOTIVE is produced by Foundation Features and Lark Productions in association 
with Bell Media. 
WEB PAGE: ctv.ca/Motive 
SOCIAL MEDIA LINKS: 
Twitter: @MotiveTV @CTV_PR@CTV_Television @kristinlehman1 -- Kristin Lehman 
@LaurenHolly -- Lauren Holly @therogercross -- Roger Cross @BrendanJPenny -- 
Brendan Penny @cameronbright -- Cameron Bright 
Facebook: facebook.com/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 atctv.ca. 
Source: BBM Canada 
Tonia Addison, CTV, CTV Two, 416.384.2194 ortonia.addison@bellmedia.ca Allie 
Page, CTV, CTV Two, 416.384.4596 orallie.page@bellmedia.ca 
SOURCE: CTV 
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