THE OSCARS® Belts Out 6.1 Million Viewers on CTV

- OSCARS(®) RED CARPET LIVE! up 26%; Canada's red carpet special CTV AT THE 
OSCARS sees 1 million viewers -
- THE AMAZING RACE garners 1.8 million viewers on CTV -
- ETALK delivers a full OSCAR recap, with exclusive interviews with newly 
minted OSCAR-winners, tonight on CTV - 
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TORONTO, Feb. 25, 2013 /CNW/ - First-time host Seth MacFarlane was a ratings 
success, as a smashing 6.1 million viewers watched THE OSCARS(® )on CTV last 
night, matching the overnight audience achieved in 2012 and 2011. Just under 
SUPER BOWL XLVII's audience of 6.6 million on CTV, the awards ceremony once 
again took centre stage as the #1 entertainment program of the broadcast year. 
The 3.5 hour-broadcast drew more than 2.5 million A25-54 and A18-49 viewers. 
Nationally, more than one in two English Canadians watching TV, were tuned to 
the broadcast. Reaching 14.5 million viewers overall, the star-studded event 
peaked with 7.2 million viewers at 10:22 p.m. ET as 2012 OSCAR-winning 
Canadian actor Christopher Plummer took to the stage to present Anne Hathaway 
with her award for Best Supporting Actress in Les Misérables. 
In Toronto alone, THE OSCARS drew a very strong 25.4 A25-54 rating, while 
nearly two in three viewers watching TV last night were tuned in to the 
broadcast. In Vancouver, audiences grew double digits compared to last year 
with total viewers (+71%), A18-34 (+77%), A25-54 (+90%), and more than doubled 
last year's A18-49 audience (+105%). 
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Kicking off OSCAR night was Canada's official red carpet special CTV AT THE 
OSCARS at 6 p.m., which drew nearly 1 million viewers on CTV. With the coveted 
second position on the most important red carpet of the year, CTV had the 
star-studded event covered from every angle, with ETALK's Ben Mulroney on the 
ground and E!'s Leah Miller and fashion expert Jay Manuel reporting on 
celebrity fashion from the exclusive balcony position. In the middle of all 
the red carpet action, Mulroney rubbed shoulders with OSCAR-winner Jennifer 
Lawrence and numerous other OSCAR nominees and presenters, including Amy 
Adams, Octavia Spencer, and Quvenzhané Wallis. CTV AT THE OSCARS is available 
on demand at, where viewers can relive all the red carpet interviews 
and fashion choices. 
OSCAR red carpet coverage continued on CTV at 8 p.m. with 3.2 million viewers 
watching OSCARS RED CARPET LIVE!, up 26% from last year. Hosted by Kelly 
Rowland, Kristin Chenoweth, Jess Cagle, and Lara Spencer,the hosts chatted 
with all the A-list stars, and took viewers into the Dolby Theatre prior to 
the awards. 
ETALK has a full OSCAR special tonight at 7 p.m. ET on CTV, with exclusive 
coverage from the red carpet with some of the night's biggest and brightest 
stars including 2013 OSCAR winners Ben Affleck, George Clooney, and Christoph 
Waltz; 2013 OSCAR-nominees Hugh Jackman, Naomi Watts, Emmanuelle Riva; and 
past OSCAR-winners Halle Berry, Sandra Bullock, Jennifer Hudson, and 
Christopher Plummer. ETALK's L.A. correspondent Jessi Cruickshank breaks down 
the night's best and worst fashion choices, and sends one OSCAR-winner to 
fashion prison! From candid moments between stars on the red carpet, to inside 
the award show, ETALK's Lainey also dishes on the details that viewers did not 
see at home. Once the award show wrapped, ETALK spent the night party-hopping, 
hitting all the post-OSCAR party hotspots including the Governors Ball, and 
the Vanity Fair OSCAR party. Anchor Tanya Kim also hit the red carpet at Elton 
John's OSCAR party, where we she chatted with Michael Bublé, Nina Dobrev, 
Elton John, David Furnish, and Nicki Minaj. An encore presentation of ETALK's 
OSCAR special airs tomorrow at 1 p.m. ET on CTV. 
Twitter: @CTV_PR @CTV_Television @etalkCTV @TheAcademy Ben Mulroney - 
@BenMulroney1976 Tanya Kim - @Tanya_Kim
Lainey - @LaineyGossip Traci Melchor - @stayfabulous
Danielle McGimsie - @MissDMcG 
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 
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Source: BBM Canada. Overnight vs. Overnight
Audiences prior to August 31, 2009 based on BBM Nielsen Media Mark II meters 
Jacqui VanSickle, CTV and CTV Two, 416.384.5091 Allie Page, CTV and CTV Two, 
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