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2016/2017 Canadian Television Report Card: CTV is Canada’s Most-Watched Network for the 16th Year in a Row

– CTV delivers 35% more viewers than closest competitor in Total Viewers and A25-54 –
– DESIGNATED SURVIVOR and THIS IS US are the Top 2 new programs of the season among A25-54, A18-49, and rank among the Top 10 most-watched programs overall –
– CTV’s hit original series CARDINAL ranks in Canada’s Top 10 most-watched new programs –
– Key CTV series see growth in Canada’s Top 20 most-watched program rankings –
– CTV lays claim to more Top 20 shows in key demos than all competitors combined –

TORONTO (June 5, 2017) – CTV is the most-watched Canadian television network in primetime for an unprecedented 16 years in a row, ending the core 2016/17 season once again as the most consistent television network in North America. Number 1 across the board in daytime and primetime, CTV’s overall average audience is 35% larger than its next closest competitor for A25-54 and total viewers, increasing its lead to 39% for A18-49 and to an impressive 48% with millennials aged 18-34.

For the seventh year in a row, CTV delivered the most-watched new television program of the year for A25-54 and A18-49, DESIGNATED SURVIVOR. Meanwhile, THIS IS US was the #1 new series of the year for A18-34, and ranked #2 for A25-54 and A18-49. Both programs ended their seasons among the Top 7 most-watched programs of the year for A25-54 and A18-49.

Numeris data also confirmed that out of all the new TV series that premiered in Canada last season, CTV’s chilling original series CARDINAL was among the Top 10 most-watched new programs for total viewers.

In revealing the most-watched programs of the year in Canada, CTV lays claim to six or more of the Top 10 programs in total viewers and all key demos, including an incredible eight of the Top 10 series among A18-34. CTV has more Top 20 programs in key demos than all other competitors combined, with 12/20 in the A18-34 demo alone.

Many CTV series experienced growth among their Top 20 rankings, with LUCIFER (to #4 in its sophomore season among all key demos), GREY’S ANATOMY, MASTERCHEF CANADA, and THE AMAZING RACE all moving up in the list of the most-watched programs in the country.

A closer look at the 2016/2017 Canadian Television Report Card:

Canada’s Top New Programs, 2016/2017

  • CTV’s breakout hit CARDINAL is a Top 10 new series among total viewers.
  • With THIS IS US and DESIGNATED SURVIVOR, CTV delivered the Top 2 new programs overall with A25-54 and A18-49.
  • The top new series of the year with A18-34, THIS IS US ranks especially strong among Females, ranking as the #3 program overall among all key female demos, impressively behind only THE BIG BANG THEORY and SURVIVOR.

The new hit series join CTV’s impressive slate of returning favourites this fall.

Canada’s Top 20 Most-Watched Programs, 2016/17

  • The lead-in to this fall’s new origin series YOUNG SHELDON, THE BIG BANG THEORY is the #1 series and #1 comedy with all demos for seven years in a row, leading its closest competitor by 41% with 2+ and between 24% to 46% among key adult demos.
  • Scorching hot sophomore series LUCIFER has become one of the season’s biggest hits, ranking among the Top 4 in all key demos.
  • A Top 20 series in all its 13 seasons, a resurging GREY’S ANATOMY shows no signs of slowing down, moving up into the Top 10 in all demos this season – and a positive bellwether for its upcoming mid-season spinoff.
  • A consistent Top 10 series since its debut, and ranking as a Top 9 series or better in every demo this season, MARVEL’S AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D. sets the superhero stage for new MARVEL comers MARVEL’S INHUMANS and THE GIFTED this fall
  • CTV’s original culinary competition series MASTERCHEF CANADA is the #1 Canadian program this broadcast year with A25-54 and a Top 15 series overall with the key adult demos, sitting at the impressive #10 spot with A18-34.
  • CTV EVENING NEWS is the #1 news choice in the majority of CTV local markets, ranking in the Top 15 among total viewers.

Canada’s Top 20 Most-Watched Programs, 2016/2017 

(CTV Series in BOLD)

Rank A25-54 Rank A18-49 Rank A18-34
1. THE BIG BANG THEORY 1. THE BIG BANG THEORY  1. THE BIG BANG THEORY 
2. SURVIVOR (Global) 2. SURVIVOR (Global) 2. THE WALKING DEAD (AMC)
3. THE WALKING DEAD (AMC) 3. THE WALKING DEAD (AMC) 3. SURVIVOR (Global)
4. LUCIFER 4. LUCIFER 4. LUCIFER
5. DESIGNATED SURVIVOR  5. DESIGNATED SURVIVOR  5. THIS IS US
6. THIS IS US 6. MARVEL’S AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D.  6. GREY’S ANATOMY
7. MARVEL’S AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D.  7. THIS IS US 7. GOTHAM
8. BULL (Global) 8. GREY’S ANATOMY 8. THE FLASH
9. GREY’S ANATOMY 9. THE FLASH 9. MARVEL’S AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D.
10 NCIS (Global) 10 BULL(Global) 10 MASTERCHEF CANADA
11 MASTERCHEF CANADA  11 GOTHAM 11 BULL(Global)
12 THE AMAZING RACE (Cycle 29) 12 MASTERCHEF CANADA  12 DESIGNATED SURVIVOR
13 CRIMINAL MINDS 13 CRIMINAL MINDS 13 BIG BROTHER CANADA, Wed (Global)
14 THE FLASH 14 BIG BROTHER CANADA, Wed (Global) 14 CRIMINAL MINDS
15 BIG BROTHER CANADA Wed (Global) 15 MLB PLAYOFFS (Sportsnet) 15 MLB PLAYOFFS (Sportsnet)
16 GOTHAM 16 THE AMAZING RACE (Cycle 29) 16 HOW TO GET AWAY WITH MURDER
17 MLB PLAYOFFS (Sportsnet) 17 NCIS (Global) 17 HOCKEY NIGHT IN CANADA PRIMETIME EAST (CBC)
18 MACGYVER (Global) 18 BIG BROTHER CANADA, Mon (Global) 18 NCIS (Global)
19 BIG BROTHER CANADA, Mon (Global) 19 HOCKEY NIGHT IN CANADA PRIMETIME EAST (CBC) 19 BLINDSPOT
20 THE BLACKLIST (Global) 20 BIG BROTHER CANADA, Thurs. (Global) 20 BIG BROTHER CANADA, Mon (Global)

Source : Source: Numeris; Sept 12, 2016 to May 14, 2017, final data; CTV Top 20 records incorporate data beginning in 2004; Audiences prior to August 31, 2009 based on BBM Nielsen Media Research Mark II meters

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2016/2017 Canadian Television Report Card: CTV is Canada’s Most-Watched Network for the 16th Year in a Row

– CTV delivers 35% more viewers than closest competitor in Total Viewers and A25-54 –
– DESIGNATED SURVIVOR and THIS IS US are the Top 2 new programs of the season among A25-54, A18-49, and rank among the Top 10 most-watched programs overall –
– CTV’s hit original series CARDINAL ranks in Canada’s Top 10 most-watched new programs –
– Key CTV series see growth in Canada’s Top 20 most-watched program rankings –
– CTV lays claim to more Top 20 shows in key demos than all competitors combined –

TORONTO (June 5, 2017) – CTV is the most-watched Canadian television network in primetime for an unprecedented 16 years in a row, ending the core 2016/17 season once again as the most consistent television network in North America. Number 1 across the board in daytime and primetime, CTV’s overall average audience is 35% larger than its next closest competitor for A25-54 and total viewers, increasing its lead to 39% for A18-49 and to an impressive 48% with millennials aged 18-34.

For the seventh year in a row, CTV delivered the most-watched new television program of the year for A25-54 and A18-49, DESIGNATED SURVIVOR. Meanwhile, THIS IS US was the #1 new series of the year for A18-34, and ranked #2 for A25-54 and A18-49. Both programs ended their seasons among the Top 7 most-watched programs of the year for A25-54 and A18-49.

Numeris data also confirmed that out of all the new TV series that premiered in Canada last season, CTV’s chilling original series CARDINAL was among the Top 10 most-watched new programs for total viewers.

In revealing the most-watched programs of the year in Canada, CTV lays claim to six or more of the Top 10 programs in total viewers and all key demos, including an incredible eight of the Top 10 series among A18-34. CTV has more Top 20 programs in key demos than all other competitors combined, with 12/20 in the A18-34 demo alone.

Many CTV series experienced growth among their Top 20 rankings, with LUCIFER (to #4 in its sophomore season among all key demos), GREY’S ANATOMY, MASTERCHEF CANADA, and THE AMAZING RACE all moving up in the list of the most-watched programs in the country.

A closer look at the 2016/2017 Canadian Television Report Card:

Canada’s Top New Programs, 2016/2017

  • CTV’s breakout hit CARDINAL is a Top 10 new series among total viewers.
  • With THIS IS US and DESIGNATED SURVIVOR, CTV delivered the Top 2 new programs overall with A25-54 and A18-49.
  • The top new series of the year with A18-34, THIS IS US ranks especially strong among Females, ranking as the #3 program overall among all key female demos, impressively behind only THE BIG BANG THEORY and SURVIVOR.

The new hit series join CTV’s impressive slate of returning favourites this fall.

Canada’s Top 20 Most-Watched Programs, 2016/17

  • The lead-in to this fall’s new origin series YOUNG SHELDON, THE BIG BANG THEORY is the #1 series and #1 comedy with all demos for seven years in a row, leading its closest competitor by 41% with 2+ and between 24% to 46% among key adult demos.
  • Scorching hot sophomore series LUCIFER has become one of the season’s biggest hits, ranking among the Top 4 in all key demos.
  • A Top 20 series in all its 13 seasons, a resurging GREY’S ANATOMY shows no signs of slowing down, moving up into the Top 10 in all demos this season – and a positive bellwether for its upcoming mid-season spinoff.
  • A consistent Top 10 series since its debut, and ranking as a Top 9 series or better in every demo this season, MARVEL’S AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D. sets the superhero stage for new MARVEL comers MARVEL’S INHUMANS and THE GIFTED this fall
  • CTV’s original culinary competition series MASTERCHEF CANADA is the #1 Canadian program this broadcast year with A25-54 and a Top 15 series overall with the key adult demos, sitting at the impressive #10 spot with A18-34.
  • CTV EVENING NEWS is the #1 news choice in the majority of CTV local markets, ranking in the Top 15 among total viewers.

Canada’s Top 20 Most-Watched Programs, 2016/2017 

(CTV Series in BOLD)

Rank A25-54 Rank A18-49 Rank A18-34
1. THE BIG BANG THEORY 1. THE BIG BANG THEORY  1. THE BIG BANG THEORY 
2. SURVIVOR (Global) 2. SURVIVOR (Global) 2. THE WALKING DEAD (AMC)
3. THE WALKING DEAD (AMC) 3. THE WALKING DEAD (AMC) 3. SURVIVOR (Global)
4. LUCIFER 4. LUCIFER 4. LUCIFER
5. DESIGNATED SURVIVOR  5. DESIGNATED SURVIVOR  5. THIS IS US
6. THIS IS US 6. MARVEL’S AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D.  6. GREY’S ANATOMY
7. MARVEL’S AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D.  7. THIS IS US 7. GOTHAM
8. BULL (Global) 8. GREY’S ANATOMY 8. THE FLASH
9. GREY’S ANATOMY 9. THE FLASH 9. MARVEL’S AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D.
10 NCIS (Global) 10 BULL(Global) 10 MASTERCHEF CANADA
11 MASTERCHEF CANADA  11 GOTHAM 11 BULL(Global)
12 THE AMAZING RACE (Cycle 29) 12 MASTERCHEF CANADA  12 DESIGNATED SURVIVOR
13 CRIMINAL MINDS 13 CRIMINAL MINDS 13 BIG BROTHER CANADA, Wed (Global)
14 THE FLASH 14 BIG BROTHER CANADA, Wed (Global) 14 CRIMINAL MINDS
15 BIG BROTHER CANADA Wed (Global) 15 MLB PLAYOFFS (Sportsnet) 15 MLB PLAYOFFS (Sportsnet)
16 GOTHAM 16 THE AMAZING RACE (Cycle 29) 16 HOW TO GET AWAY WITH MURDER
17 MLB PLAYOFFS (Sportsnet) 17 NCIS (Global) 17 HOCKEY NIGHT IN CANADA PRIMETIME EAST (CBC)
18 MACGYVER (Global) 18 BIG BROTHER CANADA, Mon (Global) 18 NCIS (Global)
19 BIG BROTHER CANADA, Mon (Global) 19 HOCKEY NIGHT IN CANADA PRIMETIME EAST (CBC) 19 BLINDSPOT
20 THE BLACKLIST (Global) 20 BIG BROTHER CANADA, Thurs. (Global) 20 BIG BROTHER CANADA, Mon (Global)

Source : Source: Numeris; Sept 12, 2016 to May 14, 2017, final data; CTV Top 20 records incorporate data beginning in 2004; Audiences prior to August 31, 2009 based on BBM Nielsen Media Research Mark II meters

For more information

Laura Heath Potter

laura.heathpotter@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 16 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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