Press Release

Fall Season Update: CTV’s MARVEL’S AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D is Canada’s #1 New Program

– MARVEL’S AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D. also is the most-watched new fall series on record in Canada –

– CTV claims four of the Top 6 new series, including the #1 new drama and #1 new reality series –

– With six of the Top 7 most-watched programs overall, CTV also remains home to Canada’s most-watched program, THE BIG BANG THEORY –

– CTV sees double-digit growth on Tuesday in primetime –



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TORONTO (November 26, 2013) – Two months into the fall television season, new data from BBM Canada confirms that CTV delivers at least four of the Top 5 most-watched programs with total viewers and all key adult demos, and four of the Top 6 most-watched new programs. Overall, CTV has more Top 10 and Top 20 programs than all other networks in total viewers and all key adult demos.

Already Canada’s #1 new series, MARVEL’S AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D. has also become the most-watched new fall program on record in Canada. Anchoring CTV’s Tuesday night lineup, MARVEL’S AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D. has helped contribute to double-digit growth on Tuesdays over last fall, up a substantial 24% in primetime (7-11 p.m.). The strong programming block, which also includes new comedies THE GOLDBERGS and TROPHY WIFE, has also become home to PERSON OF INTEREST, which has instantly become a Top 20 series since its move to CTV.

CTV’s stability is evidenced by the fact it is the only Canadian network to have seen its fall schedule remain intact throughout the season. Additionally, the fall season has seen the average age of a CTV viewer drop by one year to 45, making CTV the second-youngest conventional network in the country. Meanwhile, bolstered by a revamp of its schedule, CTV Two has seen its primetime audience grow by 10% over last year. 

“The combination of some of the season’s most-anticipated new series and the ongoing strength of our returning programs has resulted in a strong fall for CTV,” said Phil King, President, CTV Programming and Sports. “We look forward to building upon this momentum into a solid winter season, featuring the return of THE FOLLOWING, the debut of INTELLIGENCE, and some amazing homegrown series including MASTERCHEF CANADA, SAVING HOPE, and MOTIVE.”

 

Canada’s Top New Programs:

CTV delivers four out of the Top 6 new programs, including Canada’s #1 drama and overall series, and #1 new reality series.

Rank

Network

Program

Total Viewers

1

CTV

MARVEL’S AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D.

2,481,000

2

Global

THE BLACKLIST

2,176,000

3

CTV

MASTERCHEF JUNIOR

1,604,000

4

Global

SLEEPY HOLLOW

1,502,000

5

CTV

HOSTAGES

1,311,000

6

CTV

THE TOMORROW PEOPLE

1,204,000

 

Among the key A25-54 and A18-49 demos, the story is also strong: CTV delivered 60% of the Top 10 new programs, while Global and City delivered 20% each.

Rank

Network

Program

A25-54

A18-49

1

CTV

MARVEL’S AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D.

1,304,000

1,320,000

2

Global

THE BLACKLIST

955,000

917,000

3

Global

SLEEPY HOLLOW

757,000

753,000

4

CTV

MASTERCHEF JUNIOR

753,000

734,000

5

City

MOM

596,000

593,000

6

CTV

HOSTAGES

563,000

545,000

7

CTV

THE TOMORROW PEOPLE

541,000

528,000

8

CTV

THE GOLDBERGS

490,000

478,000

9

CTV

TROPHY WIFE

470,000

460,000

10

City

THE CRAZY ONES

448,000

455,000

 

Canada’s Most-Watched Programs:

Season-to-date, CTV delivers six of Canada’s Top 7 most-watched programs, including the #1 series, #1 comedy, and #1 reality series.

Rank

Network

Program

Total Viewers

1

CTV

THE BIG BANG THEORY

4,132,000

2

Global

NCIS

2,767,000

3

CTV

CRIMINAL MINDS

2,592,000

4

CTV

MARVEL’S AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D.

2,481,000

5

CTV

CSI

2,480,000

6

CTV

THE AMAZING RACE

2,421,000

7

CTV

GREY’S ANATOMY

2,355,000

8

Global

NCIS: LOS ANGELES

2,304,000

9

Global

SURVIVOR: BLOOD VS. WATER

2,276,000

10

CBC

HOCKEY NIGHT IN CANADA

2,215,000

11

Global

THE BLACKLIST

2,176,000

12

Global

BONES

2,006,000

13

Global

HAWAII FIVE-O

1,995,000

14

CTV

BLUE BLOODS

1,945,000

15

CTV

CASTLE

1,892,000

16

CTV

PERSON OF INTEREST

1,884,000

17

CTV

THE MENTALIST

1,882,000

18

CTV

TWO AND A HALF MEN

1,881,000

19

CTV

THE VOICE

1,790,000

20

Global

ELEMENTARY

1,743,000

 

 

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 part of 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, Fall 2012: Sept. 24-Nov. 11/2012, Fall 2013: Sept. 23-Nov. 10/2013. Primetime 7-11pm.

Audiences prior to August 31, 2009 based on BBM Nielsen Media Research Mark II meters.

CTV electronic audience databases incorporate data beginning in 1994.

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For more information, please contact:

Tonia Addison, CTV and CTV Two, 416.384.2194 or tonia.addison@bellmedia.ca

Christy Sullivan, CTV and CTV Two, 416.384.3624 or christy.sullivan@bellmedia.ca