CTV NATIONAL NEWS Commands 42% Lead as Canada’s Most-Watched National Newscast

— November 15, 2018

– CTV’s flagship national newscast boasts significant leads over its closest competitor in all key demographics with audiences up 11% A25-54 and A18-49 this fall –

TORONTO (November 15, 2018)CTV NATIONAL NEWS continues to be Canada’s most-watched national newscast, according to recent data from Numeris, attracting 42% more viewers than its closest competitor.* Two months into the 2018-19 broadcast year, CTV NATIONAL NEWS also continues to deliver significant leads over its closest competitor in all key demographics:
  • + 62 % for A25-54
  • + 52 % for A18-49
  • + 39 % for A18-34
Canadians are increasingly tuning in to CTV’s flagship national newscast, with the program’s average audience up 11% for A25-54 and A18-49 this fall. “We are honoured that Canadians overwhelmingly turn to CTV NATIONAL NEWS each night for news and analysis of the most significant events taking place at home in Canada and around the world,” said Wendy Freeman, President, CTV News. “Trusted news is more important than ever, and our audience increases are a testament to the strength of our reporting and the skill and accuracy of our entire news team. We are immensely proud to be the prime destination for the news that Canadians depend on.” CTV NATIONAL NEWS airs nightly at 11 p.m. ET, led by CTV News’ Chief Anchor and Senior Editor Lisa LaFlamme on weeknights and National News Anchor Sandie Rinaldo on weekends.

About CTV News

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 the CTV NewsCP24, 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, BYTD (8/27/18 – 11/04/18) vs. SWLY (8/28/17 – 11/05/17), Mon – Sun.  Total Canada, CTV main net, final data.


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