TV Top 10: What Canadians Watched in 2013

- THE AMAZING RACE CANADA and THE BIG BANG THEORY are the most-watched TV 
series this year -
- Football reigns as Canada's most popular sport as SUPER BOWL XLVII and the 
101(st) GREY CUP are among the top television events of the year -
- Boston marathon bombings, Remembrance Day, and Pope Francis are most-watched 
news events - 
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TORONTO, Dec. 19, 2013 /CNW/ - As 2013 comes to an end, full-year data from 
BBM Canada provides a snapshot of what Canadians were watching on television 
this calendar year, and football ranks at the top. The SUPER BOWL, along with 
the GREY CUP, are among the most-watched television events of 2013 in Canada. 
Other live television events, like the OSCARS®, and GOLDEN GLOBE(®) AWARDS, 
were also of major interest to Canadian viewers. While THE BIG BANG THEORY 
remained at the top of the charts, for the first time in many years a Canadian 
series is the most-watched program in the country, THE AMAZING RACE CANADA. On 
specialty, Doctor Who, curling, and women's hockey caught the attention of 
viewers, while GAME OF THRONES and TRUE BLOOD ruled on pay. Meanwhile, the 
Boston Marathon bombings, the election of Pope Francis, and the controversy 
surrounding Toronto Mayor Rob Ford were among the most-watched news events of 
2013.  
Below is a closer look at Top 10 TV programs Canadians watched in 2013: 
Canada's Top 10 Television Events of 2013 
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|   |Program                           |Network|Date      |Audience   |
|___|__________________________________|_______|__________|___________|
|1. |SUPER BOWL XLVII                  |CTV    |2/3/2013  |6.6 million|
|___|__________________________________|_______|__________|___________|
|2. |THE OSCARS®                       |CTV    |2/24/2013 |6.3 million|
|___|__________________________________|_______|__________|___________|
|3. |101(st) GREY CUP                  |TSN    |11/24/2013|4.5 million|
|___|__________________________________|_______|__________|___________|
|   |THE 70(th) ANNUAL GOLDEN GLOBE(®) |       |          |           |
|4. |AWARDS                            |CTV    |1/13/2013 |3.5 million|
|___|__________________________________|_______|__________|___________|
|   |2013 STANLEY CUP FINAL - Chicago @|       |          |           |
|5. |Boston (Game 6)                   |CBC    |6/24/2013 |3.4 million|
|___|__________________________________|_______|__________|___________|
|6. |THE 55(th) ANNUAL GRAMMY AWARDS®  |Global |2/10/2013 |3.2 million|
|___|__________________________________|_______|__________|___________|
|7. |65(th) PRIMETIME EMMY® AWARDS     |CTV    |9/22/2013 |2.5 million|
|___|__________________________________|_______|__________|___________|
|8. |THE 2013 JUNO AWARDS              |CTV    |4/21/2013 |1.9 million|
|___|__________________________________|_______|__________|___________|
|9. |THE PEOPLE'S CHOICE AWARDS        |Global |1/9/2013  |1.8 million|
|___|__________________________________|_______|__________|___________|
|   |THE 48(TH) ANNUAL ACADEMY OF      |       |          |           |
|10.|COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS              |CTV    |4/7/2013  |1.7 million|
|___|__________________________________|_______|__________|___________| 
Canada's Top 10 Regularly Scheduled Television Programs of 2013** 
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|   |Program                         |Network|Audience    |
|___|________________________________|_______|____________|
|1. |THE AMAZING RACE CANADA         |CTV    |3.5 million |
|___|________________________________|_______|____________|
|2. |THE BIG BANG THEORY             |CTV    |3.0 million |
|___|________________________________|_______|____________|
|3. |THE AMAZING RACE 22 and 23      |CTV    |2.5 million |
|___|________________________________|_______|____________|
|4. |UNDER THE DOME                  |Global |2.43 million|
|___|________________________________|_______|____________|
|5. |MARVEL'S AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D  |CTV    |2.41 million|
|___|________________________________|_______|____________|
|6. |SURVIVOR: CARAMOAN and SURVIVOR:|Global |2.28 million|
|   |                                |       |            |
|   |BLOOD VS. WATER                 |       |            |
|___|________________________________|_______|____________|
|7. |GREY'S ANATOMY                  |CTV    |2.27 million|
|___|________________________________|_______|____________|
|8. |HOCKEY NIGHT IN CANADA  (East)  |CBC    |2.22 million|
|___|________________________________|_______|____________|
|9. |THE BLACKLIST                   |Global |2.19 million|
|___|________________________________|_______|____________|
|10.|CSI                             |CTV    |2.1 million |
|___|________________________________|_______|____________| 
Canada's Top 10 Drama Programs of 2013 
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|   |Program                       |Network|Audience    |
|___|______________________________|_______|____________|
|1. |UNDER THE DOME                |Global |2.43 million|
|___|______________________________|_______|____________|
|2. |MARVEL'S AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D|CTV    |2.41 million|
|___|______________________________|_______|____________|
|3. |GREY'S ANATOMY                |CTV    |2.3 million |
|___|______________________________|_______|____________|
|4. |THE BLACKLIST                 |Global |2.2 million |
|___|______________________________|_______|____________|
|5. |CSI                           |CTV    |2.1 million |
|___|______________________________|_______|____________|
|6. |NCIS                          |Global |2.02 million|
|___|______________________________|_______|____________|
|7. |BONES                         |Global |1.97 million|
|___|______________________________|_______|____________|
|8. |PERSON OF INTEREST            |CTV    |1.9 million |
|___|______________________________|_______|____________|
|9. |CASTLE                        |CTV    |1.8 million |
|___|______________________________|_______|____________|
|10.|NCIS: LOS ANGELES             |Global |1.7 million |
|___|______________________________|_______|____________| 
Canada's Top 10 New Series of 2013 
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|   |Program                       |Network|Audience    |
|___|______________________________|_______|____________|
|1. |THE AMAZING RACE CANADA       |CTV    |3.5 million |
|___|______________________________|_______|____________|
|2. |UNDER THE DOME                |Global |2.43 million|
|___|______________________________|_______|____________|
|3. |MARVEL'S AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D|CTV    |2.41 million|
|___|______________________________|_______|____________|
|4. |THE BLACKLIST                 |Global |2.2 million |
|___|______________________________|_______|____________|
|5. |THE FOLLOWING                 |CTV    |1.7 million |
|___|______________________________|_______|____________|
|6. |MASTERCHEF JUNIOR             |CTV    |1.6 million |
|___|______________________________|_______|____________|
|7. |SLEEPY HOLLOW                 |Global |1.5 million |
|___|______________________________|_______|____________|
|8. |HOSTAGES                      |CTV    |1.3 million |
|___|______________________________|_______|____________|
|9. |VEGAS                         |Global |1.21 million|
|___|______________________________|_______|____________|
|10.|GOLDEN BOY                    |CTV    |1.18 million|
|___|______________________________|_______|____________| 
Canada's Top 10 Comedy Programs of 2013 
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|   |Program                            |Network|Audience   |
|___|___________________________________|_______|___________|
|1. |THE BIG BANG THEORY                |CTV    |3.0 million|
|___|___________________________________|_______|___________|
|2. |TWO AND A HALF MEN                 |CTV    |1.7 million|
|___|___________________________________|_______|___________|
|3. |THE BIG BANG THEORY (Monday-Friday)|CTV    |1.3 million|
|___|___________________________________|_______|___________|
|4. |MOM                                |City   |1.1 million|
|___|___________________________________|_______|___________|
|5. |THE GOLDBERGS                      |CTV    |968,000    |
|___|___________________________________|_______|___________|
|6. |THE MILLERS                        |Global |940,000    |
|___|___________________________________|_______|___________|
|7. |TROPHY WIFE                        |CTV    |913,000    |
|___|___________________________________|_______|___________|
|8. |2 BROKE GIRLS                      |City   |846,000    |
|___|___________________________________|_______|___________|
|9. |THE SIMPSONS                       |Global |843,000    |
|___|___________________________________|_______|___________|
|10.|HOT IN CLEVELAND                   |CTV    |836,000    |
|___|___________________________________|_______|___________| 
Canada's Top 10 Competition Series of 2013 
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|   |Program                                   |Network|Audience    |
|___|__________________________________________|_______|____________|
|1. |THE AMAZING RACE CANADA                   |CTV    |3.5 million |
|___|__________________________________________|_______|____________|
|2. |THE AMAZING RACE 22 and 23                |CTV    |2.5 million |
|___|__________________________________________|_______|____________|
|3. |SURVIVOR: CARAMOAN and SURVIVOR: BLOOD VS.|Global |2.3 million |
|   |WATER                                     |       |            |
|___|__________________________________________|_______|____________|
|4. |MASTERCHEF                                |CTV    |2.0 million |
|___|__________________________________________|_______|____________|
|5. |AMERICAN IDOL (Performance)               |CTV    |1.7 million |
|___|__________________________________________|_______|____________|
|6. |MASTERCHEF JUNIOR                         |CTV    |1.60 million|
|___|__________________________________________|_______|____________|
|7. |BIG BROTHER                               |Global |1.57 million|
|___|__________________________________________|_______|____________|
|8. |THE VOICE                                 |CTV    |1.56 million|
|___|__________________________________________|_______|____________|
|9. |AMERICA'S GOT TALENT                      |City   |1.4 million |
|___|__________________________________________|_______|____________|
|10.|HELL'S KITCHEN                            |City   |1.2 million |
|___|__________________________________________|_______|____________| 
Canada's Top 10 Canadian Series of 2013 
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|   |Program                 |Network|Audience     |
|___|________________________|_______|_____________|
|1. |THE AMAZING RACE CANADA |CTV    |3.5 million  |
|___|________________________|_______|_____________|
|2. |ROOKIE BLUE             |Global |1.5 million  |
|___|________________________|_______|_____________|
|3. |SAVING HOPE             |CTV    |1.2 million  |
|___|________________________|_______|_____________|
|4. |THE LISTENER            |CTV    |1.12 million |
|___|________________________|_______|_____________|
|5. |DRAGONS' DEN            |CBC    |1.05 million |
|___|________________________|_______|_____________|
|6. |BATTLE OF THE BLADES    |CBC    |1.043 million|
|___|________________________|_______|_____________|
|7. |MOTIVE                  |CTV    |1.037 million|
|___|________________________|_______|_____________|
|8. |BOMB GIRLS              |Global |982,000      |
|___|________________________|_______|_____________|
|9. |VIKINGS                 |History|928,000      |
|___|________________________|_______|_____________|
|10.|MURDOCH MYSTERIES       |CBC    |888,000      |
|___|________________________|_______|_____________| 
Canada's Top 10 Most-Watched News Events of 2013 
Newscasts from CTV, Global, and CBC, plus full-day reaches for CTV News 
Channel, CBC News Network, and City News Channel. Ranking based on the total 
reach from the quoted news properties. 
 _____________________________________________________________________
|   |Program                                 |Date      |Total Reach  |
|___|________________________________________|__________|_____________|
|1. |Boston marathon bombing                 |4/15/2013 |14.0 million |
|___|________________________________________|__________|_____________|
|2. |Remembrance Day ceremony                |11/11/2013|13.7 million |
|___|________________________________________|__________|_____________|
|3. |Stanley Cup Playoffs Round 1 - Toronto @|5/13/2013 |13.5 million |
|   |Boston                                  |          |             |
|   |                                        |          |             |
|   |(Game 7) / Chris Hadfield returns to    |          |             |
|   |earth                                   |          |             |
|___|________________________________________|__________|_____________|
|4. |Pope Francis is revealed                |3/13/2013 |13.32 million|
|___|________________________________________|__________|_____________|
|5. |Manhunt ends  for Boston Marathon       |4/19/2013 |13.28 million|
|   |bombing suspect                         |          |             |
|___|________________________________________|__________|_____________|
|6. |Rob Ford loses control of budget and    |11/18/2013|13.27 million|
|   |staff / Toronto                         |          |             |
|   |                                        |          |             |
|   |City Hall goes into Chaos               |          |             |
|___|________________________________________|__________|_____________|
|7. |Rob Ford admits to smoking crack cocaine|11/5/2013 |13.2 million |
|   |/ U.S. general                          |          |             |
|   |                                        |          |             |
|   |elections                               |          |             |
|___|________________________________________|__________|_____________|
|8. |Aftermath of Rob Ford losing control of |11/19/2013|13.0 million |
|   |budget and staff                        |          |             |
|___|________________________________________|__________|_____________|
|9. |Rob Ford admits to being "extremely     |11/7/2013 |12.95 million|
|   |inebriated" in new                      |          |             |
|   |                                        |          |             |
|   |video / Typhoon Haiyan hits Pacific     |          |             |
|   |Islands                                 |          |             |
|___|________________________________________|__________|_____________|
|10.|Prince George of Cambridge is born      |7/22/2013 |12.93 million|
|___|________________________________________|__________|_____________| 
Canada's Top 10 Specialty Television Events of 2013* 
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|   |Program                  |Network       |Date      |Audience    |
|___|_________________________|______________|__________|____________|
|1. |101(st) GREY CUP         |TSN           |11/24/2013|4.5 million |
|___|_________________________|______________|__________|____________|
|   |DOCTOR WHO 50(th)        |Space         |11/23/2013|1.2 million |
|   |Anniversary episode "The |              |          |            |
|2. |Day of the Doctor"       |              |          |            |
|___|_________________________|______________|__________|____________|
|   |2013 Ford World Men's    |TSN           |4/7/2013  |1.13 million|
|   |Curling Championship -   |              |          |            |
|3. |Final                    |              |          |            |
|___|_________________________|______________|__________|____________|
|   |THE WIZARDS RETURN: ALEX |Family Channel|3/22/2013 |1.09 million|
|4. |VS. ALEX                 |              |          |            |
|___|_________________________|______________|__________|____________|
|   |SCOTTIES TOURNAMENT OF   |TSN           |2/24/2013 |1.0 million |
|5. |HEARTS - Final           |              |          |            |
|___|_________________________|______________|__________|____________|
|6. |2013 NHL DRAFT           |TSN           |6/30/2013 |951,000     |
|___|_________________________|______________|__________|____________|
|   |ANDERSON COOPER SPECIAL  |CNN           |4/19/2013 |903,000     |
|   |REPORT -                 |              |          |            |
|   |                         |              |          |            |
|7. |Boston marathon manhunt  |              |          |            |
|___|_________________________|______________|__________|____________|
|8. |TIM HORTONS BRIER - Final|TSN           |3/10/2013 |893,700     |
|___|_________________________|______________|__________|____________|
|9. |TEEN BEACH MOVIE         |Family Channel|7/19/2013 |893,100     |
|___|_________________________|______________|__________|____________|
|   |2013 IIHF WORLD WOMEN'S  |TSN           |4/9/2013  |782,000     |
|10.|CHAMPIONSHIP - Final     |              |          |            |
|___|_________________________|______________|__________|____________| 
Canada's Top 10 Specialty Series of 2013 
 _________________________________________
|   |Program           |Network  |Audience|
|___|__________________|_________|________|
|1. |THE BIBLE         |History  |963,000 |
|___|__________________|_________|________|
|2. |VIKINGS           |History  |928,000 |
|___|__________________|_________|________|
|3. |THE WALKING DEAD  |AMC      |888,000 |
|___|__________________|_________|________|
|4. |LONGMIRE          |A&E      |706,000 |
|___|__________________|_________|________|
|5. |THE GLADES        |A&E      |684,000 |
|___|__________________|_________|________|
|6. |BIG BROTHER CANADA|Slice    |671,000 |
|___|__________________|_________|________|
|7. |GOLD RUSH         |Discovery|648,000 |
|___|__________________|_________|________|
|8. |DOCTOR WHO        |Space    |631,000 |
|___|__________________|_________|________|
|9. |DUCK DYNASTY      |A&E      |552,000 |
|___|__________________|_________|________|
|10.|BATES MOTEL       |A&E      |549,200 |
|___|__________________|_________|________| 
Canada's Top 10 Pay TV Series of 2013 
 ____________________________________________
|   |Program                  |Network       |
|___|_________________________|______________|
|1. |GAME OF THRONES          |HBO Canada    |
|___|_________________________|______________|
|2. |TRUE BLOOD               |HBO Canada    |
|___|_________________________|______________|
|3. |SHAKE IT UP!             |Family Channel|
|___|_________________________|______________|
|4. |THE NEXT STEP            |Family Channel|
|___|_________________________|______________|
|5. |GOOD LUCK CHARLIE        |Family Channel|
|___|_________________________|______________|
|6. |THE NEWSROOM             |HBO Canada    |
|___|_________________________|______________|
|7. |BOARDWALK EMPIRE         |HBO Canada    |
|___|_________________________|______________|
|8. |DOG WITH A BLOG          |Family Channel|
|___|_________________________|______________|
|9. |REAL TIME WITH BILL MAHER|HBO Canada    |
|___|_________________________|______________|
|10.|SOFIA THE FIRST          |Disney Junior |
|___|_________________________|______________| 
Canada's Top 10 Live-Viewing Programs of 2013 
 _________________________________________________________
|   |Program                         |Network|Audience    |
|___|________________________________|_______|____________|
|1. |THE AMAZING RACE CANADA         |CTV    |2.30 million|
|___|________________________________|_______|____________|
|2. |THE BIG BANG THEORY             |CTV    |2.27 million|
|___|________________________________|_______|____________|
|3. |HOCKEY NIGHT IN CANADA (East)   |CBC    |2.1 million |
|___|________________________________|_______|____________|
|4. |CRIMINAL MINDS                  |CTV    |1.78 million|
|___|________________________________|_______|____________|
|5. |THE AMAZING RACE 22 and 23      |CTV    |1.76 million|
|___|________________________________|_______|____________|
|6. |CSI                             |CTV    |1.68 million|
|___|________________________________|_______|____________|
|7. |NCIS                            |Global |1.65 million|
|___|________________________________|_______|____________|
|8. |UNDER THE DOME                  |Global |1.60 million|
|___|________________________________|_______|____________|
|9. |GREY'S ANATOMY                  |CTV    |1.56 million|
|___|________________________________|_______|____________|
|10.|SURVIVOR: CARAMOAN and SURVIVOR:|Global |1.55 million|
|   |                                |       |            |
|   |BLOOD VS. WATER                 |       |            |
|___|________________________________|_______|____________| 
Canada's Top 10 Family Viewing Programs of 2013 
Family Viewing defined as programs viewed simultaneously by children (Aged 
2-17) and Adults (A18+). 
 ____________________________________________
|   |Program                         |Network|
|___|________________________________|_______|
|1. |THE AMAZING RACE CANADA         |CTV    |
|___|________________________________|_______|
|2. |THE BIG BANG THEORY             |CTV    |
|___|________________________________|_______|
|3. |MARVEL'S AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D  |CTV    |
|___|________________________________|_______|
|4. |HOCKEY NIGHT IN CANADA (East)   |CBC    |
|___|________________________________|_______|
|5. |THE AMAZING RACE 22 and 23      |CTV    |
|___|________________________________|_______|
|6. |GREY'S ANATOMY                  |CTV    |
|___|________________________________|_______|
|7. |SURVIVOR: CARAMOAN and SURVIVOR:|Global |
|   |                                |       |
|   |BLOOD VS. WATER                 |       |
|___|________________________________|_______|
|8. |MASTERCHEF                      |CTV    |
|___|________________________________|_______|
|9. |CRIMINAL MINDS                  |CTV    |
|___|________________________________|_______|
|10.|UNDER THE DOME                  |Global |
|___|________________________________|_______| 
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, digital, and Out-of-Home. 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, 1/1/2013-12/1/2013, final data.
Audience data for SUPER BOWL XLVII on CTV excludes 8:37-9:10 p.m. ET during 
the power outage. 
*Special event broadcasts including championship sports finals and excluding 
individual telecasts and regularly-scheduled programming
**Most-regular timeslot for series defined by greatest number of telecasts 

SOURCE  Bell Media 
Jim Quan, Bell Media, 416.384.5311 orjim.quan@bellmedia.ca Renee Dupuis, 
Bell Media, 416.384.3154 orrenee.dupuis@bellmedia.ca 
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