VANCOUVER (October 22, 2018)
– On Saturday night, viewers across B.C. made CTV Vancouver
their #1 choice for live coverage of the 2018 municipal election. From 7 p.m. – 11:35 p.m. PT, CTV Vancouver’s ELECTION 2018
special attracted a 4.9 rating
among total viewers, and a 4.2 rating
among viewers in the key A25-54 demographic. During the head-to-head broadcast from 10-11 p.m. PT, CTV Vancouver delivered more than three times the audience of its closest competitor.
CTV Vancouver was the first news organization to declare an election win for both Kennedy Stewart as mayor of Vancouver (11:12 p.m. PT) as well as Doug McCallum as mayor of Surrey (9:35 p.m. PT).
Led by CTV Vancouver anchors Mi-Jung Lee
and Scott Roberts
, the live election special was watched by nearly 1 million unique viewers
. Audiences peaked at 335,000 viewers
at 10:32 p.m. PT, in the lead-up to Stewart being declared the 40th
mayor of Vancouver.
“CTV Vancouver is proud to be B.C.’s most-watched choice for comprehensive election coverage, leading viewers through results and analysis of tense election races in communities across the province,” said Les Staff, News Director, CTV Vancouver. “Throughout the evening, our team displayed exceptional skill and dedication to accuracy in delivering up-to-the-minute results across all platforms.”
British Columbians also made CTV Vancouver their destination for comprehensive news updates and results across digital platforms. CTV Vancouver’s election coverage generated more than 380,000 page views
, more than 26,000 video views
, and 15,000 views
of the station’s live stream of the election special.