September 23, 2009
CTV’s Veteran Series LAW & ORDER: SVU Arrests Newcomer
- 1.44 Million Viewers watch the LAW & ORDER:SVU season premiere at 10 p.m. -
- SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE CANADA wins night with key female 18-34 demo -
- THE MENTALIST sweeps key female demos at 9 p.m. -
Toronto, ON (September 23, 2009) – Last night’s LAW & ORDER: SVU season premiere handcuffed the premiere of THE GOOD WIFE (Global/CBS, 1.39 million) winning its timeslot nationally in all key demos, as 1.44 million viewers tuned in to watch the episode on CTV at 10 p.m.
Notably, the LAW & ORDER: SVU premiere won with key female demos:
|Sept. 22 Female Demos
|LAW & ORDER: SVU (10-11 p.m.) CTV
|THE GOOD WIFE (10-11p.m.) GLOBAL/CBS
Additional CTV Ratings HIGHLIGHTS (September 22, 2009)
Kicking off the night at 8 p.m., the homegrown hit SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE CANADA retained an impressive 88% of its previous week’s audience with 1.3 million viewers and won the night with the key female 18-34 demo, delivering 7% more viewers in the demo than the premiere of NCIS (GLOBAL).
The LAW & ORDER: SVU premiere won key demos nationally against THE GOOD WIFE by 58% (A18-34), 52% (A18-49) and 39% (A25-54)
LAW & ORDER: SVU also won the key demos A18-34 and A18-49 in all markets, including Toronto, Calgary, and Vancouver
Last night’s premiere of THE MENTALIST, in a one time only Tuesday at 9 p.m. timeslot, delivered 1.42 million total viewers, four times higher than last year’s season premiere*. In addition, THE MENTALIST bested the premiere of NCIS L.A. amongst female demos F18-34, F18-49 and F25-54.
The all-new must-see programming continues on CTV tonight with the season premieres of CRIMINAL MINDS at 9 p.m. ET and CSI: NEW YORK at 10 p.m. ET. The new series EASTWICK starring Canadian Paul Gross premieres at 10 p.m. ET on /A\.
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- CTV -
Source: BBM Canada, preliminary data
*Last year’s premiere audience based on BBM Nielsen Media Research Mark II meters, Sept. 22, 08, /A\ Total.
For more information, contact:
Jim Quan, CTV Inc., 416.384.5311 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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