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2014/2015 Canadian Television Report Card: Canada’s Most-Watched Specialty Channels

– TSN once again ranks as Canada’s #1 specialty channel in all key demos –

TORONTO (June 2, 2015) – As Upfront Week continues, Bell Media confirmed today the Top 10 most-watched English-language Canadian specialty channels of the year. The full-day snapshot of specialty performance over the past year among key selling demos positions TSN once again as the most-watched specialty channel in the country. Bell Media’s Discovery and Space also rank among the most-watched entertainment channels, with Comedy and CP24 ranking high among younger viewers.

“In the demos that matter, Bell Media specialty channels once again rank among the most-watched by viewers, and the most-coveted by distributors,” said Phil King, President – CTV, Sports, and Entertainment Programming, Bell Media.

Canada’s Top 10 Specialty Channels

A25-54

Rank Network Audience
1 TSN 52,500
2 Sportsnet National 42,000
3 Discovery 34,500
4 History 34,100
5 Space 32,100
6 W Network 31,500
7 HGTV 29,600
8 YTV 29,400
9 Showcase 29,100
10 Food Network 27,300

 

A18-49

Rank Network Audience
1 TSN 50,700
2 Sportsnet National 41,200
3 W Network 31,600
4 Discovery 31,200
5 YTV 30,400
6 Space 30,000
7 History 29,200
8 Food Network 27,400
9 HGTV 27,200
10 Comedy 26,700

 

A18-34

Rank Network Audience
1 TSN 24,300
2 Sportsnet National 20,400
3 Space 16,300
3 W Network 16,300
5 CP 24 Ontario 14,900
6 Food Network 14,700
7 Comedy 14,100
7 HGTV 14,100
9 Showcase 13,700
10 YTV 13,600

 

P2+

Rank Network Audience
1 TSN 140,400
2 Sportsnet National 112,100
3 History 84,500
4 Discovery 78,500
5 W Network 73,600
6 YTV 73,300
7 HGTV 73,000
8 Showcase 70,600
9 Space 64,600
9 CBC News Network 64,600

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Source: Numeris (BBM Canada), M-Su 2a-2a, May 12, 2014 – May 17, 2015 (Week 38 2013/14 – Week 37 2014/15; final data), Canadian Commercial Specialty stations.

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2014/2015 Canadian Television Report Card: Canada’s Most-Watched Specialty Channels

– TSN once again ranks as Canada’s #1 specialty channel in all key demos –

TORONTO (June 2, 2015) – As Upfront Week continues, Bell Media confirmed today the Top 10 most-watched English-language Canadian specialty channels of the year. The full-day snapshot of specialty performance over the past year among key selling demos positions TSN once again as the most-watched specialty channel in the country. Bell Media’s Discovery and Space also rank among the most-watched entertainment channels, with Comedy and CP24 ranking high among younger viewers.

“In the demos that matter, Bell Media specialty channels once again rank among the most-watched by viewers, and the most-coveted by distributors,” said Phil King, President – CTV, Sports, and Entertainment Programming, Bell Media.

Canada’s Top 10 Specialty Channels

A25-54

Rank Network Audience
1 TSN 52,500
2 Sportsnet National 42,000
3 Discovery 34,500
4 History 34,100
5 Space 32,100
6 W Network 31,500
7 HGTV 29,600
8 YTV 29,400
9 Showcase 29,100
10 Food Network 27,300

 

A18-49

Rank Network Audience
1 TSN 50,700
2 Sportsnet National 41,200
3 W Network 31,600
4 Discovery 31,200
5 YTV 30,400
6 Space 30,000
7 History 29,200
8 Food Network 27,400
9 HGTV 27,200
10 Comedy 26,700

 

A18-34

Rank Network Audience
1 TSN 24,300
2 Sportsnet National 20,400
3 Space 16,300
3 W Network 16,300
5 CP 24 Ontario 14,900
6 Food Network 14,700
7 Comedy 14,100
7 HGTV 14,100
9 Showcase 13,700
10 YTV 13,600

 

P2+

Rank Network Audience
1 TSN 140,400
2 Sportsnet National 112,100
3 History 84,500
4 Discovery 78,500
5 W Network 73,600
6 YTV 73,300
7 HGTV 73,000
8 Showcase 70,600
9 Space 64,600
9 CBC News Network 64,600

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Source: Numeris (BBM Canada), M-Su 2a-2a, May 12, 2014 – May 17, 2015 (Week 38 2013/14 – Week 37 2014/15; final data), Canadian Commercial Specialty stations.

For more information

Emily Young Lee

emily.younglee@bellmedia.ca

About Bell Media

With passion and an unrelenting commitment to excellence, Bell Media creates content and builds brands that entertain, inform, engage, and inspire audiences through the platforms of their choice. Bell Media is Canada’s premier multimedia company with leading assets in television, radio, out-of-home advertising, and digital media. Bell Media owns 30 local television stations led by CTV, Canada’s #1 television network; 35 specialty channels, including TSN and RDS, Canada’s most-watched specialty channels in English and French; and four pay TV services, including The Movie Network and Super Écran. Bell Media is also Canada’s largest radio broadcaster, with 106 licensed radio stations in 54 markets across Canada. Bell Media owns Astral Out of Home, one of Canada’s most dynamic and innovative out-of-home advertising companies with a network of more than 10,500 advertising faces in British Columbia, Alberta, Ontario, Québec, and Nova Scotia. Bell Media also operates more than 200 websites; delivers TV Everywhere with premium subscription on-demand streaming service CraveTV, as well as its innovative GO video streaming services including CTV GO, TMN GO, and TSN GO; holds an equity stake in digital startup Hubub; is partners in Cirque du Soleil Media, a joint venture with Cirque du Soleil; and owns Dome Productions Inc., a multi-platform production company. Bell Media is part of BCE Inc. (TSX, NYSE: BCE), Canada’s largest communications company. For more on Bell Media, please visit www.bellmedia.ca.

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