2015/2016 Canadian Television Report Card: Five New CTV Series Rank in Canada’s Top 10 Most-Watched Programs

— June 3, 2016

– Canada’s Top 20 most-watched programs of the 2015-16 broadcast year revealed –
– CTV is Canada’s #1 network with total viewers and A25-54 for the 15th year in a row –

TORONTO (June 3, 2016) – With the core television season now at a close, CTV revealed today the list of the Top 20 most-watched television programs of the 2015-16 broadcast year, as well as the Top 10 new programs of the season. Numeris data confirms another incredible year for CTV, which landed five brand-new series in the Top 10 list of Canada’s most-watched TV programs. Overall, CTV lays claim to five of the Top 5 new programs in total viewers and all key demos, and seven of the Top 10. CTV ends the season as the most-watched television network in primetime for an unprecedented 15 years in a row, making it the most stable television network in North America. With more Top 10 and Top 20 programs than all other networks combined, CTV leads its next closest competitor by 64% among the key A25-54 demo, and even greater among A18-34 (+75%) and A18-49 (+77%). Ranking in the Top 10 most-watched programs of the year among total viewers were five freshmen CTV series: THE X-FILES (#2); CRIMINAL MINDS: BEYOND BORDERS (#6), QUANTICO (#8), LUCIFER (#9), and CODE BLACK (#10). The new hit series join CTV’s unstoppable stable of sophomore and season-after-season favourites. With total viewers, A25-54, and A18-49, CTV delivers the #1 series and #1 comedy (THE BIG BANG THEORY), as well as the #1 drama and #1 new series (THE X-FILES). CTV’s original culinary competition series MASTERCHEF CANADA is the #1 Canadian program among total viewers, while CTV’s SAVING HOPE is Canada’s most-watched original drama among the key adult demos, and CTV EVENING NEWS is a Top 20 series (#17) among total viewers. A look at the 2015/2016 Canadian Television Report Card: Canada’s Top New Programs, 2015/2016
  • For the second year in a row, CTV delivered six new television series in the Top 20 among total viewers, A18-34, and A18-49.
  • CTV delivered five of the Top 5 new programs overall with A18-49 and A25-54, and the six of the Top 6 new programs for A18-34 and total viewers.
  • New shows THE X-FILES, QUANTICO, LUCIFER, and BLINDSPOT all improved their timeslots among A25-54.
Canada’s Top 10 New Series, 2015/2016 (A25-54):
Rank Network Program A25-54
1 CTV THE X-FILES 1.33 Million
2 CTV LUCIFER 833,000
3 CTV QUANTICO 801,000
4 CTV CRIMINAL MINDS: BEYOND BORDERS 756,000
5 CTV BLINDSPOT 737,000
6 Global SUPERGIRL 695,000
7 CTV CODE BLACK 655,000
8 CTV DC’S LEGENDS OF TOMORROW 631,000
9 Global LIMITLESS 600,000
10 Global HEROES REBORN 595,000
Canada’s Top 20 Most-Watched Programs, 2015/2016
  • CTV has 14 or more Top 20 series (70%) among total viewers and all key demos.
  • CTV has nine or more freshman or sophomore series ranking in the Top 20 most-watched programs with all key adult demos.
  • Reaching 18.2 million Canadians on average each week in primetime, CTV reaches nearly 4 million more viewers each week than the next closest competitor (Global 14.4 million).
Canada’s Top 20 Most-Watched Programs, 2015/2016 (A25-54)
Rank Network Program            A25-54
1 CTV THE BIG BANG THEORY  1.58 Million
2 CTV THE X-FILES - New  1.33 Million
3 Global SURVIVOR: CAMBODIA & KAOH RONG  1.06 Million
4 AMC THE WALKING DEAD   946,000
5 CTV MARVEL’S AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D.   900,000
6 HBO CANADA GAME OF THRONES 6   879,000
7 CTV CRIMINAL MINDS   873,000
8 CTV LUCIFER – New   833,000
9 CTV QUANTICO – New   801,000
10 CTV THE FLASH  789,000
11 CTV HOW TO GET AWAY WITH MURDER   757,000
12 CTV CRIMINAL MINDS: BEYOND BORDERS – New   756,000
13 CTV BLINDSPOT – New  737,000
14 CTV GOTHAM   719,000
15 Global NCIS   703,000
16 Global SUPERGIRL– New   695,000
17 CTV THE AMAZING RACE (Season 27& 28)   686,000
18 CTV THE ODD COUPLE   678,000
19 CTV GREY’S ANATOMY   663,000
20 Sportsnet MLB PLAYOFFS (WC, DIV, LCS, & WS)   658,000
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Source: Source: Numeris, Sep 21, 2015 – May 22, 2016 vs. weeks 4-38 in previous year, final data. Audiences prior to August 31, 2009 are based on BBM Nielsen Media Research Mark II meters.

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 15 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.

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