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15 Years Running: CTV Delivers Another #1 Fall Season, Featuring the Top 3 Most-Watched Programs in Canada

– CTV is home to the #1 Series and Comedy (THE BIG BANG THEORY) and the #1 Drama (THE GOOD DOCTOR) –
– CTV leads in all key demos with eight of the Top 10 programs –
– CTV remains Canada’s most-watched network this fall, leading the competition by double digits –

TORONTO (December 20, 2018) – As the Fall 2018 television season draws to a close, data from Numeris reveals that for the 15th fall season in a row, CTV is Canada’s most-watched network, with the most Top 10 shows with total viewers and across all key demos. Again this year, the network is home to the Top 3 most-watched shows with total viewers and in the A18-34 and A25-54 demos including THE BIG BANG THEORY, THE GOOD DOCTOR, and YOUNG SHELDON.

Leading its closest competitor by more than 20% in primetime across all key demos, CTV has eight of the Top 10 programs across all key demos and six of the Top 10 most-watched shows with total viewers. Scoring big with the young A18-34 demo, CTV has the Top 5 programs with THE BIG BANG THEORY, THE GOOD DOCTOR, GREY’S ANATOMY, YOUNG SHELDON, and STATION 19. Overall, CTV has seen primetime growth in four days of the week, including: Tuesdays (+32% A25-54), Wednesdays (+12% A25-54), Thursdays (+12% A25-54), and Saturdays (+18% A25-54).

CTV’s perennial hit THE BIG BANG THEORY continues to deliver huge audiences for its final season as the most-watched series in Canada for the ninth fall in row, and leads the Top 3 comedies along with YOUNG SHELDON and THE CONNERS. For a second straight year, THE GOOD DOCTOR is the most-watched drama while THIS IS US and GREY’S ANATOMY rank close behind in the demos.

Data from Numeris also reveals that:

  • CTV continues to lead the Thursday night lineup – more than doubling the primetime audience of any other network.
  • CTV programs with the largest growth year-over-year include fan-favourites: BLUE BLOODS (+30% A25-54) and LAW AND ORDER: SVU (+8% A25-54).
  • THE ROOKIE is one of the fall’s Top 10 programs, and one of Canada’s Top 3 new series in all key demos.
  • New to CTV, THE RESIDENT has doubled its audience over last spring and consistently wins its timeslot.
  • THIS IS US is experiencing its best season yet, growing 33% in A25-54 over last fall.
  • In its Wednesday timeslot, GREY’S ANATOMY is the night’s most-watched program among A18-34 viewers.
  • STATION 19 is now a Top 10 series, growing more than 30% over its spring debut.
  • CTV remains home to Canada’s most-watched national newscast with CTV NATIONAL NEWS WITH LISA LAFLAMME.

Canada’s Top Programs – Fall 2018 Season:

Total Viewers (CTV has 6/10)

Rank Program P2+
1 THE BIG BANG THEORY 2.90 million
2 THE GOOD DOCTOR 2.64 million
3 YOUNG SHELDON 2.30 million
4 NEW AMSTERDAM 2.21 million
5 SURVIVOR 2.01 million
6 FBI 1.97 million
7 THE CONNERS 1.86 million
8 STATION 19 1.81 million
9 NCIS 1.78 million
10 THE ROOKIE 1.74 million

A18-34 (CTV has 8/10)

Rank Program A18-34
1 THE BIG BANG THEORY 487,000
2 THE GOOD DOCTOR 382,000
3 GREY’S ANATOMY 352,000
4 STATION 19 340,000
5 YOUNG SHELDON 336,000
6 NEW AMSTERDAM 322,000
7 THIS IS US 306,000
8 SURVIVOR 300,000
9 THE CONNERS 285,000
10 THE ROOKIE 281,000

A18-49 (CTV has 8/10)

Rank Program A18-49
1 THE BIG BANG THEORY 1.1 million
2 THE GOOD DOCTOR 910,000
3 SURVIVOR 825,000
4 YOUNG SHELDON 814,000
5 THIS IS US 784,000
6 GREY’S ANATOMY 780,000
7 NEW AMSTERDAM 755,000
8 THE CONNERS 753,000
9 STATION 19 747,000
10 THE ROOKIE 629,000

A25-54 (CTV has 8/10)

Rank Program A25-54
1 THE BIG BANG THEORY 1.2 million
2 THE GOOD DOCTOR 962,000
3 YOUNG SHELDON 885,000
4 SURVIVOR 869,000
5 THIS IS US 851,000
6 THE CONNERS 840,000
7 NEW AMSTERDAM 795,000
8 GREY’S ANATOMY 773,000
9 STATION 19 736,000
10 THE ROOKIE 640,000

Source: Numeris, Fall 2018 (Sept. 24 – Dec. 16, 2018). Mon-Sun 7-11p. Preliminary data subject to change, with playback up to Dec. 17, 2018. Audiences prior to August 31, 2009 based on BBM Nielsen Media Research Mark II meters

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15 Years Running: CTV Delivers Another #1 Fall Season, Featuring the Top 3 Most-Watched Programs in Canada

– CTV is home to the #1 Series and Comedy (THE BIG BANG THEORY) and the #1 Drama (THE GOOD DOCTOR) –
– CTV leads in all key demos with eight of the Top 10 programs –
– CTV remains Canada’s most-watched network this fall, leading the competition by double digits –

TORONTO (December 20, 2018) – As the Fall 2018 television season draws to a close, data from Numeris reveals that for the 15th fall season in a row, CTV is Canada’s most-watched network, with the most Top 10 shows with total viewers and across all key demos. Again this year, the network is home to the Top 3 most-watched shows with total viewers and in the A18-34 and A25-54 demos including THE BIG BANG THEORY, THE GOOD DOCTOR, and YOUNG SHELDON.

Leading its closest competitor by more than 20% in primetime across all key demos, CTV has eight of the Top 10 programs across all key demos and six of the Top 10 most-watched shows with total viewers. Scoring big with the young A18-34 demo, CTV has the Top 5 programs with THE BIG BANG THEORY, THE GOOD DOCTOR, GREY’S ANATOMY, YOUNG SHELDON, and STATION 19. Overall, CTV has seen primetime growth in four days of the week, including: Tuesdays (+32% A25-54), Wednesdays (+12% A25-54), Thursdays (+12% A25-54), and Saturdays (+18% A25-54).

CTV’s perennial hit THE BIG BANG THEORY continues to deliver huge audiences for its final season as the most-watched series in Canada for the ninth fall in row, and leads the Top 3 comedies along with YOUNG SHELDON and THE CONNERS. For a second straight year, THE GOOD DOCTOR is the most-watched drama while THIS IS US and GREY’S ANATOMY rank close behind in the demos.

Data from Numeris also reveals that:

  • CTV continues to lead the Thursday night lineup – more than doubling the primetime audience of any other network.
  • CTV programs with the largest growth year-over-year include fan-favourites: BLUE BLOODS (+30% A25-54) and LAW AND ORDER: SVU (+8% A25-54).
  • THE ROOKIE is one of the fall’s Top 10 programs, and one of Canada’s Top 3 new series in all key demos.
  • New to CTV, THE RESIDENT has doubled its audience over last spring and consistently wins its timeslot.
  • THIS IS US is experiencing its best season yet, growing 33% in A25-54 over last fall.
  • In its Wednesday timeslot, GREY’S ANATOMY is the night’s most-watched program among A18-34 viewers.
  • STATION 19 is now a Top 10 series, growing more than 30% over its spring debut.
  • CTV remains home to Canada’s most-watched national newscast with CTV NATIONAL NEWS WITH LISA LAFLAMME.

Canada’s Top Programs – Fall 2018 Season:

Total Viewers (CTV has 6/10)

Rank Program P2+
1 THE BIG BANG THEORY 2.90 million
2 THE GOOD DOCTOR 2.64 million
3 YOUNG SHELDON 2.30 million
4 NEW AMSTERDAM 2.21 million
5 SURVIVOR 2.01 million
6 FBI 1.97 million
7 THE CONNERS 1.86 million
8 STATION 19 1.81 million
9 NCIS 1.78 million
10 THE ROOKIE 1.74 million

A18-34 (CTV has 8/10)

Rank Program A18-34
1 THE BIG BANG THEORY 487,000
2 THE GOOD DOCTOR 382,000
3 GREY’S ANATOMY 352,000
4 STATION 19 340,000
5 YOUNG SHELDON 336,000
6 NEW AMSTERDAM 322,000
7 THIS IS US 306,000
8 SURVIVOR 300,000
9 THE CONNERS 285,000
10 THE ROOKIE 281,000

A18-49 (CTV has 8/10)

Rank Program A18-49
1 THE BIG BANG THEORY 1.1 million
2 THE GOOD DOCTOR 910,000
3 SURVIVOR 825,000
4 YOUNG SHELDON 814,000
5 THIS IS US 784,000
6 GREY’S ANATOMY 780,000
7 NEW AMSTERDAM 755,000
8 THE CONNERS 753,000
9 STATION 19 747,000
10 THE ROOKIE 629,000

A25-54 (CTV has 8/10)

Rank Program A25-54
1 THE BIG BANG THEORY 1.2 million
2 THE GOOD DOCTOR 962,000
3 YOUNG SHELDON 885,000
4 SURVIVOR 869,000
5 THIS IS US 851,000
6 THE CONNERS 840,000
7 NEW AMSTERDAM 795,000
8 GREY’S ANATOMY 773,000
9 STATION 19 736,000
10 THE ROOKIE 640,000

Source: Numeris, Fall 2018 (Sept. 24 – Dec. 16, 2018). Mon-Sun 7-11p. Preliminary data subject to change, with playback up to Dec. 17, 2018. Audiences prior to August 31, 2009 based on BBM Nielsen Media Research Mark II meters

For more information

Christy Sullivan

christy.sullivan@bellmedia.ca

Elysia Circelli

Elysia.Circelli@bellmedia.ca

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 17 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.

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