CTV’s Original Mystery Series THE DISAPPEARANCE is the #1 New Canadian Series This Fall

— October 26, 2017

– THE DISAPPEARANCE is fall’s top new Canadian program with total viewers and all
key demos averaging almost 900,000 viewers –
– Now ranking as the most-watched Canadian drama series on CraveTV –
– THE DISAPPEARANCE continues this Sunday, October 29 at 9 p.m. ET/PT culminating with the shocking series finale (November 5) –

“Beautifully made series…certainly recommended.” – The Globe and Mail "Compelling characters drive this missing-child drama." - Winnipeg Free Press To tweet this release: http://bmpr.ca/2ySQTu5 TORONTO (October 26, 2017) – With final data now in for Week 3 of the Fall TV Season,  CTV’s original six-part mystery event series THE DISAPPEARANCE ranks as the most-watched new Canadian series among total viewers and all key demos for the 2017/18 TV season thus far. Currently averaging 883,000 viewers, THE DISAPPEARANCE continues to gain steam, with its audience growing every week among total viewers, and the third episode pacing 14% above the debut episode. On CraveTV, it now trends as the most-watched Canadian drama, gaining three-digit growth in viewership with each new weekly episode, and ranking in the Top 10 most-watched episodic series on the streaming service. The mystery continues to unfold this Sunday, October 29 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on CTV and CTV GO, with the shocking series finale airing November 5. In Sunday’s new episode (October 29), Henry (Peter Coyote, E.T.) enlists Fred’s (Neil Napier, 19-2) help to decode the clues left by Anthony’s abductor while Catherine (Joanne Kelly, WAREHOUSE 13) is troubled by her patient’s imminent death. Meanwhile, Susan (Micheline Lanctôt, UNITÉ 9) makes an important discovery and issues an Amber Alert. Then, as the final clues start to fall into place in the series finale (November 5), the Sullivan family and police are in a frantic race against time to locate Anthony (Michael Riendeau), no matter the consequences. THE DISAPPEARANCE is also available as a CraveTV FIRST LOOK Saturdays at 9 p.m. ET, with the French -language version of the series airing Sundays at 9 p.m. ET on Super Écran. THE DISAPPEARANCE is created and written by the Montréal-based writing team of Normand Daneau and Geneviève Simard and directed by Peter Stebbings (Defendor, ORPHAN BLACK). The series is produced by Joanne Forgues of Productions Casablanca. Executive producers are Joanne Forgues, Sophie Parizeau, and Jean-Marc Casanova, creators of the Prix Gémeaux-winning series, LES INVINCIBLES and SÉRIE NOIRE. Emmy® Award-winning JoAnn Alfano (30 ROCK) and Kristen Del Pero are executive producers for NBCUniversal International Studios. THE DISAPPEARANCE is produced by Productions Casablanca in association with Bell Media and NBCUniversal International Studios, with the financial participation of the Canada Media Fund, the Cogeco Program Development Fund, and the assistance of the Québec Film and Television Tax Credit, and the Canadian Film or Video Production Tax Credit. Super Écran has commissioned the series for French-language broadcast. NBCUniversal International Studios serves as international distributor. For Bell Media, Gosia Kamela is Production Executive; Tom Hastings is Director, Drama, Original Programming; Corrie Coe is Senior Vice-President, Original Programming; Pat DiVittorio is Vice-President, CTV and Specialty Programming. Mike Cosentino is President, Content and Programming, Bell Media. Randy Lennox is President, Bell Media.

Source: Source: Numeris, Total Canada. Sept. 25 – Oct. 15, 2017. Final Data. Adobe Analytics, Sept 7 – Oct 25, 2017.

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