Ready for Battle: Canadian Agents Stand with MARVEL’S AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D. as 1.7 Million Viewers Watch Season 2 Premiere

— September 24, 2014

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TORONTO (September 24, 2014) – Canadians made MARVEL’S AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D. the most-watched program Tuesday night with the key A18-34 and A18-49 demos, preliminary overnight data from Numeris (BBM Canada) confirms. The Season 2 premiere of last season’s #1 new series achieved an initial audience of 1.7 million viewers overall. Building on its momentum from Monday night’s season premiere, an all-new episode of FOREVER delivered a solid 1.2 million viewers out of its regular timeslot, growing throughout the hour with A18-49 and A25-54. At 10 p.m., PERSON OF INTEREST returned for its fourth season, winning its hour with 1.8 million viewers. Overall, CTV delivered three out of the Top 5 most-watched programs Tuesday.     

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A closer look at Tuesday’s Numeris (BBM Canada) preliminary data:  

  • The #1 program of the night with the younger key demos, MARVEL’S AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D. led Global’s NCIS (+16%, A18-34, +9% A18-49), as well as Global’s NCIS: NEW ORLEANS (+40%, A18-34, +55% A18-49, +34% A25-54). It was also #1 for the day in Toronto, Vancouver, and Montreal with A18-34, A18-49, and A25-54.
  • At 10 p.m., PERSON OF INTEREST led the hour with total viewers, A18-34, A18-49, and A25-54. Up 10% versus its Season 3 premiere, head-to-head the series delivered 49% more viewers than CHICAGO FIRE (1.2 million; Global/NBC).    

Premiere Week continues on CTV and CTV GO tonight with a new episode of THE MYSTERIES OF LAURA at 8 p.m. ET/PT, as well as the season premiere of LAW & ORDER: SVU at 9 p.m. ET/PT on CTV. Also, a new episode of ANGER MANAGEMENT at 8 p.m. ET/PT leads into the season premiere of THE GOLDBERGS at 8:30 p.m. ET/PT on CTV Two.

 

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Source: Numeris (BBM Canada). Overnight vs. overnight.

For more information, please contact:

Tonia Addison, CTV Networks, 416.384.2194 or tonia.addison@bellmedia.ca

Jim Quan, CTV Networks, 416.385.5311 or jim.quan@bellmedia.ca

Christy Sullivan, CTV Networks, 416.384.3624 or christy.sullivan@bellmedia.ca