Premiere Week Report Card: Final Data Confirms CTV’s GOTHAM as #1 New Fall Premiere

— October 8, 2014

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TORONTO (October 8, 2014) – Final data from Numeris (BBM Canada) confirms that GOTHAM is the most-watched series premiere of the 2014/2015 TV season thus far, with a final audience of 3.4 million viewers on CTV, it was announced today. CTV delivered four of the Top 6 most-watched new programs during Premiere Week among total viewers. Along with CTV’s HOW TO GET AWAY WITH MURDER (#2) and FOREVER (#3), GOTHAM allowed CTV to complete a clean sweep of the Top 3 new series of the week for A25-54 and A18-49, performing well beyond projected audiences among those demos and total viewers. 

The announcement comes as last night’s series premiere of THE FLASH on CTV ranks #3 among series debuts this fall based on preliminary overnight audiences, and is sure to become one of the top-ranked new programs of the season with final data.

Additionally, both GOTHAM and CTV’s HOW TO GET AWAY WITH MURDER (3.1 million) landed among the Top 3 most-watched television programs in Canada for the week overall (along with THE BIG BANG THEORY, 3.9 million), and among the Top 4 for all key demos.

“Without a doubt this is a ‘super’ start to the new fall season, with GOTHAM and HOW TO GET AWAY WITH MURDER delivering giant audiences and complementing the ongoing strength of our returning programs on CTV,” said Phil King - President, CTV Programming and Sports. “We look forward to building upon this momentum as the premieres continue, including last night’s THE FLASH, as well as our upcoming new comedies and our robust line up of mid-season programming.”

 

Top New Series Premieres, Total Viewers:

Rank

Network

Program

Total Viewers

1

CTV

GOTHAM

3,375,000

2

CTV

HOW TO GET AWAY WITH MURDER

3,080,000

3

Global

NCIS: NEW ORLEANS

2,717,000

4

CTV

FOREVER

2,315,000

5

City

SCORPION

1,790,000

6

CTV

THE MYSTERIES OF LAURA

1,581,000

7

Global

MADAM SECRETARY

1,374,000

8

City

BLACK-ISH

860,000

9

CBC

CANADA’S SMARTEST PERSON

606,000

10

City

UTOPIA

311,000

 

Top New Series Premieres, A25-54

Rank

Network

Program

A25-54

1

CTV

GOTHAM

1,651,000

2

CTV

HOW TO GET AWAY WITH MURDER

1,167,000

3

CTV

FOREVER

921,000

4

GLOBAL

NCIS: NEW ORLEANS

860,000

5

City

SCORPION

777,000

6

GLOBAL

MADAM SECRETARY

513,000

7

CTV

THE MYSTERIES OF LAURA

503,000

8

City

BLACK-ISH

423,000

9

CBC

CANADA’S SMARTEST PERSON

213,000

10

City

UTOPIA

154,000

 

Top New Series Premieres, A18-49:

Rank

Network

Program

A18-49

1

CTV

GOTHAM

1,674,000

2

CTV

HOW TO GET AWAY WITH MURDER

1,114,000

3

CTV

FOREVER

837,000

4

GLOBAL

NCIS: NEW ORLEANS

764,000

5

City

SCORPION

685,000

6

CTV

THE MYSTERIES OF LAURA

422,000

7

GLOBAL

MADAM SECRETARY

419,000

8

City

BLACK-ISH

396,000

9

CBC

CANADA’S SMARTEST PERSON

209,000

10

City

UTOPIA

144,000

 

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.

Source: Numeris (BBM Canada). Final data except where noted.  Premiere Week Sept. 22, 2014 – Sept 28, 2014. New Show Premieres Sept. 7, 2014 – Sept. 28, 2014.

 

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For more information, please contact:

Allie Page, CTV Networks, 416.384.4596, allie.page@bellmedia.ca

Renee Dupuis, CTV Networks, 416.384.3154, renee.dupuis@bellmedia.ca