Primed for Premiere Week: CTV Wins Sunday with 2.4 Million Viewers for THE EMMYS®

— September 23, 2013

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TORONTO (Sept. 23, 2013) – The fall television season kicked off in style last night when 2.4 million Canadians watched the 65th PRIMETIME EMMY® AWARDS on CTV. Up slightly (+2%) and the most-watched since 2010, one-in-four English Canadians watching TV took in the celebrity-packed event honouring the stars of television, winning Sunday as the #1 program of the night nationally and in all metered markets. Meanwhile, the Season 6 premiere of fan favourite CASTLE on CTV attracted 1.4 million viewers, making it the #2 program of the night.

**Media Note** Photography for 65th PRIMETIME EMMY AWARDS and CASTLE available at

A closer look at Sunday:

  • Overall, THE EMMYS attracted 8.1 million unique viewers and peaked at 2.9 million viewers during Elton John’s live performance.
  • In Canada’s largest television market, nearly one-in-three Torontonians watching television last night tuned in to the broadcast. Attracting double-digit ratings in total viewers and all key demos, THE EMMYS also saw double-digit growth in Toronto with total viewers (+15%), A25-54 (+23%), A18-49 (+16%), and A18-34 (+16%).


Next week’s episode of CASTLE airs Sunday, Sept. 29 in its regular 9 p.m. ET/PT timeslot.


Viewers who missed the EMMYS can catch-up beginning today at CASTLE is released on demand beginning Tuesday, Sept. 24 at and through on demand partners such as Bell Fibe TV.

ETALK has full coverage from the 65th PRIMETIME EMMY AWARDS tonight at 7 p.m. ET/PT on CTV. Senior reporter Danielle McGimsie was on the red carpet and in ETALK’s Canadian exclusive position backstage where she chatted with numerous stars including winners Jeff Daniels (THE NEWSROOM) and Tony Hale (VEEP), in addition to Nathan Fillion (CASTLE), Kunal Nayyar (THE BIG BANG THEORY), Phil Keoghan (THE AMAZING RACE), Shemar Moore (CRIMINAL MINDS), Derek Hough (DANCING WITH THE STARS), and Judd Apatow and Leslie Mann (This is 40). Plus ETALK delivers another Canadian exclusive as L.A. correspondent Jessi Cruickshank also has all the arrivals and reactions from the night at the HBO after party.






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Matthew Almeida, CTV and CTV Two, 416.384.2629 or

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