SAVING HOPE Returns as Thursday's #1 Drama With 1.5 Million Viewers on CTV

SAVING HOPE Returns as Thursday's #1 Drama With 1.5 Million Viewers on CTV 
- Original drama wins timeslot and grows double digits compared to summer 
premiere, up 70% among A25-54 -
- On Twitter, #SavingHope trends across Canada during premiere - 
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TORONTO, Jan. 3, 2014 /CNW/ - CTV's move of its original production SAVING 
HOPE to the coveted Thursdays at 9 p.m. timeslot was a winner last night as 
1.5 million fans tuned in for Part One of the emotionally charged, 
two-episode, winter season premiere -the program's biggest audience since 
Season 1. With significant growth compared to its summer premiere, SAVING HOPE 
finished as Thursday's #1 drama, the most-watched program in its timeslot with 
total audience and key demos nationally, and led the simulcast winter premiere 
of ELEMENTARY (CBS/Global, 1.2 million) by 23%. The episode saw steady growth 
in the hour among A25-54 (+10%) and F25-54 (+9%). The episode peaked with 1.7 
million viewers in the second half-hour and was watched by more than 3 million 
unique viewers overall. 
Compared to its summer premiere, last night's episode was up 70% among A25-54, 
38% among A18-49, 35% among total viewers, and 12% among F18-49. The episode 
also saw growth among A18-49 in Toronto and Vancouver. Additionally, SAVING 
HOPE led its timeslot in Toronto, Calgary and Edmonton with total viewers and 
F25-54. 
With the cast of SAVING HOPE live tweeting last night's premiere, social 
networks were abuzz with #SavingHope trending in Canada during the premiere 
episode. Overall, there were 1,687 mentions of #SavingHope specifically on 
Twitter and more than 2,600 mentions of the show in Canada in the 24 hours 
surrounding the season premiere. 
Viewers can watch last night's episode on demand at CTV.ca and the CTV GO App. 
**Media Note** - Download photos from SAVING HOPE atBellMediaPR.ca. 
In Part Two of the winter premiere airing Thursday, Jan. 9 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on 
CTV, Charlie (Michael Shanks) struggles with the spirit of Alex's (Erica 
Durance) brother Luke (guest star Tyler Hynes, WAREHOUSE 13), who can't move 
on until she lets go of him. Meanwhile, a young boy and his father drive all 
the way from Winnipeg to Hope Zion Hospital to ask Alex to operate on the 
boy's extremely advanced and highly malignant tumour. Alex is determined to 
help them, but the other surgeons are hesitant to perform such a dangerous and 
seemingly unrealistic operation. Unwilling to give up, Alex rallies the troops 
to attempt the impossible. While Alex focuses on her surgery, Joel (Daniel 
Gillies) struggles with the many challenges of being Chief of Surgery - and 
between fighting with Shahir (Huse Madhavji) over a controversial Parkinson's 
study, trying to keep the budget in check, and arguing with Alex over her 
dangerous surgery, he has his hands full. The episode is directed by Gregory 
Smith (ROOKIE BLUE) and also guest stars Sergio Di Zio (FLASHPOINT). 
As an added bonus, fans can see what happens after rounds over rounds in 
SAVING HOPE's digital companion series LAST CALL, where the doctors ditch 
their scrubs and unwind over drinks. Additional content is also available on 
CTV.ca, including Insider Blogs, cast-curated song playlists, #AskErica with 
Erica Durance, and more. 
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. 
SOCIAL MEDIA LINKS: 
CTV: 
Twitter: @CTV_Television @CTV_PR 
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ctv 
SAVING HOPE: 
Twitter: @SavingHopeTV
Erica Durance: @ED_DURANCE Michael Shanks: @MichaelShanks Daniel Gillies: 
@danieljgillies Huse Madhavji: @HuseM Julia Taylor-Ross: @juliataylorross 
Kristopher Turner: @kristopherturn Michelle Nolden: @noldenmichelle Benjamin 
Ayres: @BenjaminAyres 
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SavingHopeTV
Tumblr: http://www.tumblr.com/tagged/saving+hope
Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/CTVTelevision/saving-hope/ 
Source: BBM Canada, overnight vs. overnight
Source: Sysomos
 

SOURCE  CTV 
Matthew Almeida, CTV, 416.384.2629 ormatthew.almeida@bellmedia.ca Carolyn 
Fell, CTV, 416-384.2817 orcarolyn.fell@bellmedia.ca 
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