CTV NEWS AT SIX Remains Saskatoon’s #1 Choice for News

— May 12, 2014

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SASKATOON (May 12, 2014) – CTV News Saskatoon once again leads the way in local television news viewership. The BBM Canada Spring 2014 Ratings Report confirms that CTV NEWS AT SIX WITH ROB MACDONALD AND CHANTEL HUBER is the city’s top-ranked television newscast. Year-over-year comparison shows significant growth in viewership.*

CTV is also home to Saskatoon’s #1 weekend newscast. CTV NEWS AT SIX WEEKENDS has doubled its viewership since last spring. Meanwhile, CTV MORNING LIVE continues to be Saskatoon’s most popular morning show.*

“We’re committed to delivering the best local news as it happens,” said Ian Roach, News Director, CTV Saskatoon. “I’m delighted that our viewers continue to make us their preferred local news source.”

Not only does CTV Saskatoon broadcast the top-rated local news program, it remains #1 for its lineup of entertainment programming. BBM reports CTV has seven of the Top 10 regularly scheduled programs.*

“We’re very proud of our dedicated team,” said David Fisher, Vice-President and General Manager, CTV Saskatchewan.  “It’s an honour to serve our viewers, and it is our privilege to have them choose CTV Saskatoon as their #1 source for news and entertainment programming.”

Top 10 Regularly Scheduled Programs in Saskatoon:

Rank

Network

Program

1

CTV

THE BIG BANG THEORY

2

CTV

CTV NEWS AT SIX

3

CTV

GREY’S ANATOMY

4

CTV

THE MENTALIST           

5

CTV

MASTERCHEF CANADA

6

Global

GLOBAL 6 PM NEWS           

7

Global

COSMOS:SPACETIME

8

CTV

MARVEL’S AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D.

9

CTV

GRIMM

10

Global

SURVIVOR

 

* Source: Spring 2014 BBM, Adults 25-54 extended market

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 13 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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For more information, contact:

Ian Roach, CTV Saskatoon, 306-665-9246; or ian.roach@bellmedia.ca

Patricia Garcia, Bell Media, 416-384-2645; or patricia.garcia@bellmedia.ca