Halfway Through the Fall TV Season, CTV’s DESIGNATED SURVIVOR is the #1 New Series in All Key Demos

— November 10, 2016

– CTV grows millennial program count as home to eight of the Top 10 programs with A18-34 –
– CTV leads the fall season with the most Top 20 programs overall, as well as the most Top 10 programs in all key demos –
– THE BIG BANG THEORY is once again Canada’s most-watched series overall, and THE FLASH is a Top 10 series in all key demos –
– CTV has the Top 3 sophomore programs including LUCIFER and BLINDSPOT –

TORONTO (November 10, 2016) – Halfway through the Fall TV season, and with six weeks of final data now available from Numeris, the acclaimed new Kiefer Sutherland-led drama DESIGNATED SURVIVOR is the #1 new series in Canada in all key demos. DESIGNATED SURVIVOR ranks as the Top 3 program overall among total viewers with an average audience of 2.4 million viewers. CTV’s diverse fall schedule is #1 not only with total viewers but also in all key demos. Home to more Top 10 and Top 20 series in the key demos than all other networks combined, CTV also continues a strong lead over Global in primetime by double-digits among total viewers (+10%) and in all key demos (+47% A18-34; +30% A18-49; and +21% A25-54). “The continued strong performances by our returning hits, and the addition of new buzz-worthy series, have proven yet again that CTV’s schedule resonates with viewers across the country,” said Mike Cosentino, Senior Vice-President, CTV and Specialty, Bell Media. “With our successful fall now halfway through the season, CTV’s schedule is primed for an equally solid midseason.” Other highlights from this fall on Canadian TV: Millennials Love CTV
  • DESIGNATED SURVIVOR, along with freshman drama THIS IS US, helped CTV increase its count of Top 10 series among millennials aged 18-34, now landing eight of the Top 10 and 12 of the Top 20, more than all other networks combined.
  • CTV wins five out of seven nights with young Canadian viewers, leading Global by 47% in primetime.
  • CTV’s hit Tuesday night lineup including THE FLASH and THIS IS US rank in the Top 10 for A18-34, and Thursday night’s THE BIG BANG THEORY is the top program among the demo.
Returning Hits Remain Strong on CTV
  • Perennial favourite THE BIG BANG THEORY has returned for its tenth season as the most-watched series in Canada with total viewers and in all key demos.
  • THE FLASH ranks in the Top 10 in all key demos, and delivers a Top 20 audience with total viewers along with CRIMINAL MINDS (#7).
  • Sophomore hits LUCIFER and BLINDSPOT both land in the Top 20 in the key demos, with LUCIFER a Top 10 program overall.
Canada’s Most-Watched Programs, A18-34, Season-to-Date: CTV is the network for millennials, with eight of the Top 10 programs, including the Top 2 new series DESIGNATED SURVIVOR and THIS IS US.
Rank Network Program A18-34
1 CTV THE BIG BANG THEORY 551,000
2 CTV GREY'S ANATOMY 485,000
3 Global SURVIVOR: MILLENNIALS VS. GEN X 452,000
4 CTV THE FLASH 447,000
5 AMC THE WALKING DEAD 429,000
6 CTV MARVEL’S AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D. 398,000
7 CTV DESIGNATED SURVIVOR – New 391,000
8 CTV LUCIFER 388,000
9 CTV THIS IS US – New 364,000
10 CTV GOTHAM 342,000
11 Global BULL – New 337,000
12 CTV QUANTICO 315,000
13 CTV CRIMINAL MINDS 302,000
14 Global KEVIN CAN WAIT – New 299,000
15 CTV BLINDSPOT 291,000
16 CTV HOW TO GET AWAY WITH MURDER 283,000
17 Global CHICAGO FIRE 254,000
17 Global MAN WITH A PLAN – New 254,000
19 Global THE BLACKLIST 248,000
20 Sportsnet MLB PLAYOFFS 239,000
Canada’s Most-Watched Programs, A18-49, Season-to-Date:
Rank Network Program A18-49
1 CTV THE BIG BANG THEORY 1.08 million
2 Global SURVIVOR: MILLENNIALS VS. GEN X 994,000
3 CTV GREY'S ANATOMY 887,000
3 AMC THE WALKING DEAD 887,000
5 CTV DESIGNATED SURVIVOR – New 882,000
6 CTV THE FLASH 807,000
7 CTV MARVEL’S AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D. 797,000
8 CTV LUCIFER 784,000
9 Global BULL – New 734,000
10 CTV THIS IS US – New 679,000
11 CTV CRIMINAL MINDS 674,000
12 Global NCIS 594,000
13 CTV GOTHAM 593,000
14 CTV QUANTICO 588,000
15 Global KEVIN CAN WAIT – New 572,000
16 CTV BLINDSPOT 555,000
17 Global THE BLACKLIST 542,000
18 CBC HOCKEY NIGHT IN CANADA 534,000
19 Global MAN WITH A PLAN – New 514,000
20 Sportsnet MLB PLAYOFFS 511,000
Canada’s Most-Watched Programs, A25-54, Season-to-Date:
Rank Network Program A25-54
1 CTV THE BIG BANG THEORY 1.17 million
2 Global SURVIVOR: MILLENNIALS VS. GEN X 1.09 million
3 CTV GREY'S ANATOMY 894,000
4 CTV DESIGNATED SURVIVOR – New 893,000
5 AMC THE WALKING DEAD 828,000
6 CTV LUCIFER 822,000
7 Global BULL – New 819,000
8 CTV CRIMINAL MINDS 741,000
9 CTV MARVEL’S AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D. 739,000
10 CTV THE FLASH 738,000
11 Global NCIS 714,000
12 CTV THIS IS US – New 705,000
13 CTV QUANTICO 623,000
14 Global MACGYVER – New 602,000
15 CTV GOTHAM 581,000
16 Global THE BLACKLIST 576,000
17 Global KEVIN CAN WAIT – New 561,000
18 Global HAWAII FIVE-O 558,000
19 CTV BLINDSPOT 553,000
20 CBC HOCKEY NIGHT IN CANADA 538,000
  Canada’s Most-Watched Programs, Total Viewers, Season-to-Date:
Rank Network Program Total Viewers
1 CTV THE BIG BANG THEORY 2.53 million
2 Global BULL – New 2.43 million
3 CTV DESIGNATED SURVIVOR – New 2.38 million
4 Global NCIS 2.27 million
5 Global SURVIVOR: MILLENNIALS VS. GEN X 2.14 million
6 CTV GREY'S ANATOMY 2.13 million
7 CTV CRIMINAL MINDS 1.87 million
8 Global MACGYVER – New 1.69 million
9 CTV LUCIFER 1.68 million
10 Global HAWAII FIVE-O 1.64 million
11 CTV THIS IS US – New 1.60 million
12 CTV BLUE BLOODS 1.55 million
13 Global THE BLACKLIST 1.52 million
14 Sportsnet TORONTO BLUE JAYS 1.493 million
15 Global CHICAGO FIRE 1.492 million
16 Sportsnet MLB PLAYOFFS 1.449 million
17 AMC THE WALKING DEAD 1.447 million
18 CTV THE FLASH 1.410 million
19 CTV MARVEL’S AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D. 1.407 million
20 Global TIMELESS – New 1.38 million

Source: Numeris, Fall 2016 (Sept. 19 to Oct. 30, 2016) vs. same period Fall 2015, final data.

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