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2017/2018 Canadian Television Report Card: CTV is Canada’s Most-Watched Network for the 17th Year in a Row

– CTV owns Top 4 new programs of the season including YOUNG SHELDON, THE GOOD DOCTOR, and STATION 19 –
– YOUNG SHELDON is the most-watched debut season for a comedy series on record and ends the season as #2 most-watched series –
– THE BIG BANG THEORY is Canada’s most-watched series for eight straight years –
– CTV delivers 38% more viewers than closest competitor with A25-54 –
– CTV has more Top 20 programs in key demos (including seven new series and 14/20 in the A18-34 demo alone) than all competitors combined –
– CTV has 51% more live viewers than its closest competitor –

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TORONTO (June 4, 2018) – With the core television season now at a close, CTV revealed today that it is the most-watched Canadian television network in primetime for 17 years in a row. With an impressive four new series in the list of the country’s Top 10 most-watched programs of the year, the network is #1 across all key demos in daytime, primetime, and late-night. CTV ends the 2017/18 season with an overall average audience that is 48% larger than its closest competitor with A18-34, 43% for A18-49, and 38% with A25-54.

For the eighth year in a row, CTV delivered the most-watched new television program of the year among A18-49 and A25-54 with YOUNG SHELDON. CTV owned the Top 4 new programs of the season with total viewers and all key demos, including YOUNG SHELDON, THE GOOD DOCTOR, and STATION 19. Instant viewer favourites, YOUNG SHELDON ended its inaugural season as the second most-watched series overall in Canada with all key demos, while THE GOOD DOCTOR ranks among the Top 3 programs overall for total viewers and A18-34.

In addition, once again, flagship CTV series solidified their position as top performers in the 2017/18 season. THE BIG BANG THEORY was Canada’s most-watched series for the eighth year in a row, more than any other series on record, while GREY’S ANATOMY remains a Top 10 program after 14 life-saving seasons, and even experienced growth across all key demos. THIS IS US was the #1 sophomore series in the key demos and reached a series-high audience for its post-SUPER BOWL episode.

As home to TV’s biggest events including the SUPER BOWL, the ACADEMY AWARDS®, the GOLDEN GLOBE® AWARDS, THE AMERICAN MUSIC AWARDS, and THE EMMY® AWARDS, CTV has 51% more live viewers than its closest competitor. In 2018, SUPERBOWL LII was the biggest television event of the year while the ACADEMY AWARDS was the most-watched entertainment event of the year.

A look at the 2017/2018 Canadian Television Report Card:

Canada’s Top New Programs, 2017/2018

  • YOUNG SHELDON had the most-watched debut season for a comedy series on record for total viewers.
  • With YOUNG SHELDON and THE GOOD DOCTOR, CTV delivered the Top 2 new programs overall with total viewers and across all demos.
  • THE GOOD DOCTOR and STATION 19 are Canada’s top new dramas, with THE GOOD DOCTOR seeing audience growth throughout the season, up double digits from the premiere to the season finale.
  • CTV’s original four-part original series THE INDIAN DETECTIVE was the #1 Canadian debut.

Canada’s Top Returning Programs, 2017/2018

  • THE BIG BANG THEORY is the #1 series with all demos for eight years in a row.
  • THIS IS US is the most-watched sophomore series in the key demos, and ranks in the Top 5 with all key female demos, and is #2 among female millennials.
  • GREY’S ANATOMY is a Top 10 program and consistent viewer favourite, showcasing growth this past season in all key demos.
  • Currently in its fifth season, MASTERCHEF CANADA continues to rank in the Top 20 in all key demos.
  • CTV EVENING NEWS is the #1 choice for news across Canada.
  • ETALK continues to pace ahead of its Canadian competitor, including total viewers (+32%), A18-34 (+49%), A18-49 (29%), and A25-54 (+18%).

Canada’s Top Event Programming, 2017/2018

  • SUPERBOWL LII was the most-watched event of the year with total viewers and across all key demos.
  • The ACADEMY AWARDS is the #1 entertainment event of the year with total viewers and across all key demos.
  • THE EMMY® AWARDS ranks within Canada’s Top 10 most-watched events of the year and experienced 6% growth with total viewers and 16% growth with A25-54 over last season’s broadcast.
  • THE AMERICAN MUSIC AWARDS ranks among Canada’s Top 5 most-watched entertainment events of the year and experienced double-digit growth with total viewers (+20%), A18-49 (+23%), and A25-54 (+19%).
  • The GOLDEN GLOBE® AWARDS ranks within Canada’s Top 3 most-watched entertainment events of the year with total viewers and all key demos.

Numeris data also confirmed that CTV has six or more of the Top 10 programs in total viewers and all key demos. In addition, CTV has more Top 20 programs in key demos than all other competitors combined with 14/20 in the A18-34 demo alone.

Canada’s Top 20 Most-Watched Programs

(CTV Series in BOLD)

Rank A18-34 Rank A18-49 Rank A25-54
1. THE BIG BANG THEORY 1. THE BIG BANG THEORY 1. THE BIG BANG THEORY
2. YOUNG SHELDON 2. YOUNG SHELDON 2. YOUNG SHELDON
3. THE GOOD DOCTOR 3. SURVIVOR (Global) 3. SURVIVOR (Global)
4. SURVIVOR (Global) 4. THE GOOD DOCTOR 4. THE GOOD DOCTOR
5. GREY’S ANATOMY 5. GREY’S ANATOMY 5. THIS IS US
6. THIS IS US 6. THIS IS US 6. ROSEANNE
7. BIG BROTHER CANADA (Global) 7. BIG BROTHER CANADA (Global) 7. GREY’S ANATOMY
8. STATION 19 8. ROSEANNE 8. BIG BROTHER CANADA (Global)
9. HNIC PRIME EAST (CBC) 9. STATION 19 9. STATION 19
10. ROSEANNE 10 THE GIFTED 10. STAR TREK DISCOVERY (Space)
11. STAR TREK: DISCOVERY (Space) 11 STAR TREK: DISCOVERY (Space) 11. BULL (Global)
12. BULL (Global) 12 MASTERCHEF CANADA 12. THE GIFTED
13. MASTERCHEF CANADA 13 HNIC PRIME EAST (CBC) 13. NCIS (Global)
14. MARVEL’S INHUMANS 14 BULL (Global) 14. WILL & GRACE (Global)
15. THE GIFTED 15 NCIS (Global) 15. HNIC PRIME EAST (CBC)
16. LUCIFER 16 MARVEL’S INHUMANS 16. ELLEN’S GAME OF GAMES
17. BROOKLYN NINE-NINE (City) 17 ELLEN’S GAME OF GAMES 17. MASTERCHEF CANADA
18. CRIMINAL MINDS 18 WILL & GRACE (Global) 18. DESIGNATED SURVIVOR
19. ELLEN’S GAME OF GAMES 19 CRIMINAL MINDS 19. MARVEL’S INHUMANS
20. DECEPTION 20 THE WALKING DEAD (AMC) 20. 9-1-1 (Global)

Source : Numeris, 2017-18 BYTD (Sep 18, 2017 – May 6, 2018). Primetime M-Su 7p-11p. Live Viewers based on A25-54 AMA. Regularly scheduled program minimum 5 airings per program. CTV Top 20 records incorporate data beginning in 2004; Audiences prior to August 31, 2009 are based on BBM Nielsen Media Research Mark II meters.

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2017/2018 Canadian Television Report Card: CTV is Canada’s Most-Watched Network for the 17th Year in a Row

– CTV owns Top 4 new programs of the season including YOUNG SHELDON, THE GOOD DOCTOR, and STATION 19 –
– YOUNG SHELDON is the most-watched debut season for a comedy series on record and ends the season as #2 most-watched series –
– THE BIG BANG THEORY is Canada’s most-watched series for eight straight years –
– CTV delivers 38% more viewers than closest competitor with A25-54 –
– CTV has more Top 20 programs in key demos (including seven new series and 14/20 in the A18-34 demo alone) than all competitors combined –
– CTV has 51% more live viewers than its closest competitor –

To tweet this release: http://bit.ly/2Jn7QlZ

TORONTO (June 4, 2018) – With the core television season now at a close, CTV revealed today that it is the most-watched Canadian television network in primetime for 17 years in a row. With an impressive four new series in the list of the country’s Top 10 most-watched programs of the year, the network is #1 across all key demos in daytime, primetime, and late-night. CTV ends the 2017/18 season with an overall average audience that is 48% larger than its closest competitor with A18-34, 43% for A18-49, and 38% with A25-54.

For the eighth year in a row, CTV delivered the most-watched new television program of the year among A18-49 and A25-54 with YOUNG SHELDON. CTV owned the Top 4 new programs of the season with total viewers and all key demos, including YOUNG SHELDON, THE GOOD DOCTOR, and STATION 19. Instant viewer favourites, YOUNG SHELDON ended its inaugural season as the second most-watched series overall in Canada with all key demos, while THE GOOD DOCTOR ranks among the Top 3 programs overall for total viewers and A18-34.

In addition, once again, flagship CTV series solidified their position as top performers in the 2017/18 season. THE BIG BANG THEORY was Canada’s most-watched series for the eighth year in a row, more than any other series on record, while GREY’S ANATOMY remains a Top 10 program after 14 life-saving seasons, and even experienced growth across all key demos. THIS IS US was the #1 sophomore series in the key demos and reached a series-high audience for its post-SUPER BOWL episode.

As home to TV’s biggest events including the SUPER BOWL, the ACADEMY AWARDS®, the GOLDEN GLOBE® AWARDS, THE AMERICAN MUSIC AWARDS, and THE EMMY® AWARDS, CTV has 51% more live viewers than its closest competitor. In 2018, SUPERBOWL LII was the biggest television event of the year while the ACADEMY AWARDS was the most-watched entertainment event of the year.

A look at the 2017/2018 Canadian Television Report Card:

Canada’s Top New Programs, 2017/2018

  • YOUNG SHELDON had the most-watched debut season for a comedy series on record for total viewers.
  • With YOUNG SHELDON and THE GOOD DOCTOR, CTV delivered the Top 2 new programs overall with total viewers and across all demos.
  • THE GOOD DOCTOR and STATION 19 are Canada’s top new dramas, with THE GOOD DOCTOR seeing audience growth throughout the season, up double digits from the premiere to the season finale.
  • CTV’s original four-part original series THE INDIAN DETECTIVE was the #1 Canadian debut.

Canada’s Top Returning Programs, 2017/2018

  • THE BIG BANG THEORY is the #1 series with all demos for eight years in a row.
  • THIS IS US is the most-watched sophomore series in the key demos, and ranks in the Top 5 with all key female demos, and is #2 among female millennials.
  • GREY’S ANATOMY is a Top 10 program and consistent viewer favourite, showcasing growth this past season in all key demos.
  • Currently in its fifth season, MASTERCHEF CANADA continues to rank in the Top 20 in all key demos.
  • CTV EVENING NEWS is the #1 choice for news across Canada.
  • ETALK continues to pace ahead of its Canadian competitor, including total viewers (+32%), A18-34 (+49%), A18-49 (29%), and A25-54 (+18%).

Canada’s Top Event Programming, 2017/2018

  • SUPERBOWL LII was the most-watched event of the year with total viewers and across all key demos.
  • The ACADEMY AWARDS is the #1 entertainment event of the year with total viewers and across all key demos.
  • THE EMMY® AWARDS ranks within Canada’s Top 10 most-watched events of the year and experienced 6% growth with total viewers and 16% growth with A25-54 over last season’s broadcast.
  • THE AMERICAN MUSIC AWARDS ranks among Canada’s Top 5 most-watched entertainment events of the year and experienced double-digit growth with total viewers (+20%), A18-49 (+23%), and A25-54 (+19%).
  • The GOLDEN GLOBE® AWARDS ranks within Canada’s Top 3 most-watched entertainment events of the year with total viewers and all key demos.

Numeris data also confirmed that CTV has six or more of the Top 10 programs in total viewers and all key demos. In addition, CTV has more Top 20 programs in key demos than all other competitors combined with 14/20 in the A18-34 demo alone.

Canada’s Top 20 Most-Watched Programs

(CTV Series in BOLD)

Rank A18-34 Rank A18-49 Rank A25-54
1. THE BIG BANG THEORY 1. THE BIG BANG THEORY 1. THE BIG BANG THEORY
2. YOUNG SHELDON 2. YOUNG SHELDON 2. YOUNG SHELDON
3. THE GOOD DOCTOR 3. SURVIVOR (Global) 3. SURVIVOR (Global)
4. SURVIVOR (Global) 4. THE GOOD DOCTOR 4. THE GOOD DOCTOR
5. GREY’S ANATOMY 5. GREY’S ANATOMY 5. THIS IS US
6. THIS IS US 6. THIS IS US 6. ROSEANNE
7. BIG BROTHER CANADA (Global) 7. BIG BROTHER CANADA (Global) 7. GREY’S ANATOMY
8. STATION 19 8. ROSEANNE 8. BIG BROTHER CANADA (Global)
9. HNIC PRIME EAST (CBC) 9. STATION 19 9. STATION 19
10. ROSEANNE 10 THE GIFTED 10. STAR TREK DISCOVERY (Space)
11. STAR TREK: DISCOVERY (Space) 11 STAR TREK: DISCOVERY (Space) 11. BULL (Global)
12. BULL (Global) 12 MASTERCHEF CANADA 12. THE GIFTED
13. MASTERCHEF CANADA 13 HNIC PRIME EAST (CBC) 13. NCIS (Global)
14. MARVEL’S INHUMANS 14 BULL (Global) 14. WILL & GRACE (Global)
15. THE GIFTED 15 NCIS (Global) 15. HNIC PRIME EAST (CBC)
16. LUCIFER 16 MARVEL’S INHUMANS 16. ELLEN’S GAME OF GAMES
17. BROOKLYN NINE-NINE (City) 17 ELLEN’S GAME OF GAMES 17. MASTERCHEF CANADA
18. CRIMINAL MINDS 18 WILL & GRACE (Global) 18. DESIGNATED SURVIVOR
19. ELLEN’S GAME OF GAMES 19 CRIMINAL MINDS 19. MARVEL’S INHUMANS
20. DECEPTION 20 THE WALKING DEAD (AMC) 20. 9-1-1 (Global)

Source : Numeris, 2017-18 BYTD (Sep 18, 2017 – May 6, 2018). Primetime M-Su 7p-11p. Live Viewers based on A25-54 AMA. Regularly scheduled program minimum 5 airings per program. CTV Top 20 records incorporate data beginning in 2004; Audiences prior to August 31, 2009 are based on BBM Nielsen Media Research Mark II meters.

For more information

Eleni Tenuta

eleni.tenuta@bellmedia.ca

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 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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