THE 86TH ANNUAL ACADEMY AWARDS® is Biggest Entertainment Audience in Canada Since 2011 with 6.1 Million Viewers on CTV

THE 86TH ANNUAL ACADEMY AWARDS® is Biggest Entertainment Audience in Canada 
Since 2011 with 6.1 Million Viewers on CTV 
- Half of all English-language television viewers in Canada tuned in to THE 
- THE OSCARS delivers more viewers in Toronto and Edmonton than SUPER BOWL 
- ETALK delivers a full OSCAR recap, with exclusive interviews with newly 
minted OSCAR-winners, tonight on CTV - 
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TORONTO, March 3, 2014 /CNW/ - Second time was the charm for host Ellen 
DeGeneres as 6.12 million viewers watched THE 86(TH) ANNUAL ACADEMY 
AWARDS(®)( )on CTV last night, according to preliminary overnight data from 
BBM Canada. Up 25% since DeGeneres hosted in 2007 and up slightly from last 
year (6.07 million), this year's edition of THE OSCARS(®) is the largest 
audience for an entertainment program in Canada in three years. With nearly 14 
million unique viewers, half of all English Canadians watching TV last night 
saw the broadcast. 
With nearly two million viewers in Toronto alone, THE OSCARS is the 
most-watched television broadcast of the year in Canada's largest TV market, 
drawing more viewers than SUPER BOWL XLVIII (1.84 million) and with larger 
total audience rating (25.6) and share (62%). THE OSCARS also saw a bigger 
audience than THE SUPER BOWL in Edmonton, and was the #1 program of the day in 
all markets for total audience and in all key demos. 
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Red carpet coverage began at 7 p.m. with OSCARS RED CARPET LIVE!, drawing 3.03 
million viewers. 
In one of ETALK's biggest broadcasts of the year, tonight's (Monday, March 3) 
special Oscar-edition of ETALK (airing at 7 p.m. ET/PT on CTV and CTV GO) 
gives viewers a full recap of Hollywood's biggest night. The ETALK team, 
including Ben Mulroney, Tanya Kim, Lainey Lui, Danielle McGimsie, and Jessi 
Cruickshank, report on location from outside the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles, 
bringing viewers exclusive behind-the-scenes coverage of the most buzzed-about 
after parties, backstage moments, and exclusive red carpet highlights not seen 
during Sunday night's live broadcast. ETALK's exclusive red carpet interviews 
include 2014 Oscar winners Lupita Nyong'o and director Steve McQueen (12 Years 
A Slave), Matthew McConaughey and Jared Leto (Dallas Buyers Club), and Cate 
Blanchett (Blue Jasmine); plus A-list celebrities Liza Minnelli, Bette Midler, 
Amy Adams, Michael Fassbender, Kate Hudson, Olivia Wilde, June Squibb, Naomi 
Watts, Canadian director Jean-Marc Vallée, Jason Sudeikis, and more. Senior 
Reporter Danielle McGimsie also brings viewers party highlights from Elton 
John's annual post-Oscar bash, featuring interviews with Elton John, Britney 
Spears, Steven Tyler, Eric McCormack, Neil Patrick Harris, Ed Sheeran, Mel B, 
and more. Canada's #1 entertainment show also takes viewers behind the velvet 
rope at this year's Governor's Ball, Vanity Fair party, and the Film 
Independent Spirit Awards, before Tanya Kim and Jessi Cruickshank deliver 
their Hollywood run-ins with Toronto Mayor Rob Ford at L.A.X. and Hollywood 
Boulevard, respectively. Cruickshank also breaks down the night's best and 
worst fashion choices, in ETALK's regular "Judge Jessi" series. 
Twitter: @CTV_PR @CTV_Television 
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 
Source: BBM Canada, overnight vs. overnight. Audiences prior to August 31, 
2009 based on BBM Nielsen Media Research Mark II meters. 

Jacqui VanSickle, CTV and CTV Two, 416.384.5091 Carolyn Fell, CTV and CTV Two, 
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