Fall Season Update: Bell Media Claims Seven of Top 10 New Programs This Fall

— October 19, 2017

– YOUNG SHELDON and THE GOOD DOCTOR emerge as this fall’s Top 2 new series with total viewers and all key demos –
– CTV claims four of the Top 5 new series in the key A25-54 demo –

YOUNG SHELDON…has hit written all over it.” – Toronto StarTHE GOOD DOCTOR is a bona fide hit” – The Associated Press “[Freddie] Highmore is great, and seeing the world through his eyes, is quite thought-provoking. And Richard Schiff…can do no wrong.” – Toronto Sun on THE GOOD DOCTOR TORONTO (October 19, 2017) – With final data now in for Week 2 of the Fall TV Season, Numeris confirms Bell Media is home to seven of the Top 10 new series with total viewers and all key demos in the  2017/18 TV season thus far. Among the breakout hits, CTV’s YOUNG SHELDON and THE GOOD DOCTOR debut as the Top 2 series with total viewers and all key demos. YOUNG SHELDON delivered 3.6 million average viewers for its series debut, while THE GOOD DOCTOR is currently averaging 2.6 million viewers on CTV. In the key A25-45 demo, CTV has delivered four of the Top 5 new programs thus far this fall. YOUNG SHELDON (#1) and THE GOOD DOCTOR (#2) are bookended by Marvel Comics' X-Men family adventure series THE GIFTED (#4) and innovative single camera comedy ME, MYSELF & I (#5). Rounding out Bell Media’s run of Fall TV’s Top 10 new programs in the key A25-54 demo is Space’s STAR TREK: DISCOVERY – the #1 series on record for Canadian specialty television, which made its exclusive Canadian broadcast premiere on CTV in a special, one-night super-simulcast. In addition, KEVIN (PROBABLY) SAVES THE WORLD (#8) and MARVEL’S INHUMANS (#9) each continue to win their timeslots among key demos. Top New Series - A25-54:
Rank Network Program
1 CTV YOUNG SHELDON
2 CTV THE GOOD DOCTOR
3 Global WILL & GRACE
4 CTV THE GIFTED
5 CTV ME, MYSELF & I
6 Global SEAL TEAM
7 Space STAR TREK: DISCOVERY
8 CTV KEVIN (PROBABLY) SAVES THE WORLD
9 CTV MARVEL’S INHUMANS
10 City THE ORVILLE
  Top New Series - Total Viewers
Rank Network Program
1 CTV YOUNG SHELDON
2 CTV THE GOOD DOCTOR
3 Global SEAL TEAM
4 Global WILL & GRACE
5 CTV THE GIFTED
6 CTV ME, MYSELF & I
7 Global THE BRAVE
8 CTV KEVIN (PROBABLY) SAVES THE WORLD
9 Space STAR TREK: DISCOVERY
10 CTV MARVEL’S INHUMANS
Following its successful special preview in September, YOUNG SHELDON returns with all-new episodes on Thursdays at 8:30 p.m. ET/PT on CTV beginning Nov. 2. THE GOOD DOCTOR continues its weekly house calls Mondays at 10 p.m. ET/PT on CTV, following THE GIFTED, airing Mondays at 9 p.m. ET/PT.  Hilarity ensues with ME, MYSELF & I, which settles into its regular timeslot of Mondays at 7:30 p.m. ET/PT on CTV, beginning Oct. 30; and KEVIN (PROBABLY) SAVES THE WORLD, airing Tuesdays at 10 p.m. ET/PT on CTV. New episodes of MARVEL’S INHUMANS continue Fridays at 9 p.m. ET/PT on CTV. STAR TREK: DISCOVERY continues its voyage Sundays at 8 p.m. ET on Space.

Source: Numeris, Total Canada. Sept. 25 – Oct. 8, 2017. Final Data. Audiences prior to August 31, 2009 based on BBM Nielsen Media Research Mark II meters.

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