CTV Montreal Delivers Most-Watched English-Language Coverage of Québec Provincial Election Night

— October 2, 2018

– CTV Montreal’s election night special attracts more than five times the audience of its closest competitor –
– Live election special watched by 339,000 unique viewers; audience peaks with 102,400 viewers –

MONTRÉAL (October 2, 2018) – Last night, Montreal viewers elected CTV News their #1 English-language choice for the results of Québec’s 42nd general election. CTV Montreal’s primetime election special attracted a rating of 6.1 (A25-54) in the Montreal market, more than five times that of its closest competitor. CTV Montreal was the first news organization to declare an election win (8:08 p.m. ET) for François Legault’s Coalition Avenir Québec. Hosted by CTV Montreal anchors Mutsumi Takahashi and Paul Karwatsky, CTV Montreal’s live primetime special was watched by a total of 339,000 unique viewers. Audiences peaked at 102,400 viewers at 9:02 p.m. ET, after the Coalition Avenir Québec party had secured its first-ever majority government. “We are honoured to deliver Montreal’s most-watched English-language coverage for the results of this significant election,” said Jed Kahane, News Director, CTV Montreal. “Last night’s audience demonstrates the leadership of our dynamic news team, and reinforces our position as Montreal’s go-to source for comprehensive political coverage.”

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CTV News is Canada’s most-watched news organization both locally and nationally, and has a network of national, international, and local news operations. CTV News operations include CTV NEWS CHANNEL, BNN Bloomberg, CP24, and information programming, including CTV NATIONAL NEWS WITH LISA LAFLAMME, CTV NATIONAL NEWS WITH SANDIE RINALDO, W5, POWER PLAY, and QUESTION PERIOD. Flagship news sites include CTVNews.ca, as well as CP24.com and BNNBloomberg.ca, and are complemented by CTV News GOCP24 GO, and BNN Bloomberg apps, and text-over-video product, ON THE GO, which provide a direct connection to Canada’s most trusted news anytime and anywhere.  With a perspective that is distinctly Canadian, CTV News brings Canadians the international and domestic news stories of the day and is the #1 news organization in Canada.

Source: Numeris, 10/1/2018.  P2+, Montreal CM Anglo, data not finalized.


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