CTV NATIONAL NEWS Unveils its Top 10 Stories of 2017, Beginning Dec. 23

— December 20, 2017

– U.S. President Donald Trump tops this year’s list of news stories for 2017, with the Opioid Crisis at #2, followed by the Global Refugee Crisis rounding out the Top 3 stories –
– CTV NATIONAL NEWS remains Canada’s most-watched newscast with 1.1 million viewers on any given weekday –

TORONTO (December 20, 2017) – Over the final 10 days of 2017 beginning Saturday, Dec. 23, CTV NATIONAL NEWS features its yearly, in-depth reports on each of its Top 10 news stories from the past year, airing nightly at 11 p.m. ET on CTV and CTV News Channel, and culminating on Monday, Jan. 1 with the top news story of 2017. Selected by a panel of the country’s top journalists led by CTV News’ Chief Anchor and Senior Editor Lisa LaFlamme, U.S. President Donald Trump is the top news story of 2017, with the Opioid Crisis at #2, and the Global Refugee Crisis taking the #3 spot. "Choosing the Top 10 stories of the year is a valuable opportunity to reflect on the most significant issues currently affecting both Canada and the world," said LaFlamme. "In the year he took office, Donald Trump consistently dominated the headlines, and he is without a doubt, for good or bad, the top newsmaker of 2017. He will unquestionably continue to be the focus of international attention as his presidency continues to unfold in 2018." Delivering the latest updates on the Top 10 stories that caught the world’s attention throughout 2017, CTV NATIONAL NEWS provides comprehensive analysis of the impact each will have on Canadians heading into the new year. The complete CTV News Top 10 list of news stories and events that have significantly shaped the world in 2017 will countdown as follows: 10. Canada 150 / Canadian pride (Dec. 23) 9. Victory over ISIS (Dec. 24) 8. Hurricane Hell (Dec. 25) 7. The Year of Hate (Dec. 26) 6. MMIW (Dec. 27) 5. Mass Shootings (Dec. 28) 4. Sexual Harassment (Dec. 29) 3. Global Refugee Crisis (Dec. 30) 2. The Opioid Crisis (Dec. 31) 1. Donald Trump (Jan. 1)  CTV News’ Top 10 news stories can also be viewed at CTVNews.ca, including a web-exclusive treatment of each of this year’s top news stories by LaFlamme as the coverage rolls out through Jan. 1. Viewers across the country overwhelmingly made CTV NATIONAL NEWS their #1 destination among Canadian broadcast news outlets in 2017, with the program garnering an average audience of 1.1 million viewers on any given weekday and outperforming its two closest competitors among total viewers and the key adult advertising demographics (25-54, 18-49, and 18-34).

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 – Business News Network, 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 BNN.ca, and are complemented by CTV News GO, CP24 GO, and BNN GO 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, 1/1/2017 – 12/3/2017 (Mon – Fri). AMA(000), Total Canada, CTV Total, final data.


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