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Out of This World: THE BIG BANG THEORY Sets Historic Audience High with 4.6 Million Viewers on CTV Thursday


Out of This World: THE BIG BANG THEORY Sets Historic Audience High with 4.6 Million Viewers on CTV Thursday

- CTV wins Thursday with four of the Top 4 programs - - GREY'S ANATOMY begins its 10(th) season as Canada's #1 returning drama for key demos - - TWO AND A HALF MEN returns as Canada's #2 comedy -

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TORONTO, Sept. 27, 2013 /CNW/ - "The Hofstadter Insufficiency" was Thursday's multiplicity as THE BIG BANG THEORY rocketed into the record books with the first two episodes of the season delivering astronomical numbers on CTV last night. The Season 7 premiere was the biggest debut yet for the series with 4.31 million viewers, while the all-new episode that followed delivered the most-watched (overnight) audience ever for the series in Canada, with an incredible 4.61 million viewers. Not surprisingly, the ratings juggernaut powered CTV to its fourth primetime win in as many nights for A25-54, with four of the Top 4 programs televised in Canada Thursday night.

A closer look at Thursday:


    --  At 7:30 p.m., the season premiere of TWO AND A HALF MEN earned
        1.44 million viewers, winning its timeslot in metered markets
        among total viewers and the key A25-54 and A18-49 demos. TWO
        AND A HALF MEN moves into its regular 8:30 p.m. timeslot
        following THE BIG BANG THEORY next week.
    --  Between 8-9 p.m. last night, half of all English-language
        viewers were tuned in to THE BIG BANG THEORY on CTV. In
        Toronto, the premiere episode saw a sky-high 17.6 rating for
        A18-34, while more people watched THE BIG BANG THEORY in
        Ontario alone (2.2 million) than any other program broadcast
        nationally last night. More than 2 million A25-54 and A18-49
        viewers watched each episode.
    --  At 9 p.m., a special two-hour episode of GREY'S ANATOMY won its
        timeslot with 2.01 million viewers, ranking as the #1 returning
        drama of the week among A18-34, F25-54, and F18-49.
        Head-to-head at 10 p.m., GREY'S ANATOMY had a 35% lead over
        ELEMENTARY (1.45 million, Global/CBS), which dropped 27%
        compared to its series premiere last fall.

**Media Note** Photography from Thursday night programming is available online 
at BellMediaPR.ca

All of last night's episodes on CTV and CTV Two are available across CTV's 
digital platforms on CTV.ca, the CTV App, the CTV Mobile channel and through 
video on demand partners such as Bell Fibe.

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Twitter: @CTV_PR @CTV_Television

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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 12 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.

Source: BBM Canada, Overnight vs. Overnight, Primetime 7-11 p.m.

SOURCE CTV

Emily Alonzo, CTV, CTV Two 416.384.2664 or emily.alonzo@bellmedia.ca Carolyn Fell, CTV, CTV Two, 416.384.2817 or carolyn.fell@bellmedia.ca

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-0- Sep/27/2013 21:45 GMT

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