Fall Season Update: CTV’s QUANTICO and BLINDSPOT are Canada’s Most-Watched New Programs

— November 26, 2015

– CTV claims two of the Top 3 new series with total viewers and all key demos –
– With at least seven of the Top 10 most-watched programs in the key demos, CTV’s THE BIG BANG THEORY remains #1 for the sixth year in a row with A25-54, A18-49, and A18-34 –
– Sophomore hits GOTHAM and THE FLASH continue to showcase superhero strength with viewers –
– CTV continues strong lead over next closest competitor in primetime, ahead by double digits with total viewers and all key demos –

“Don’t miss QUANTICO. It’s a wonderful addition to the fall lineup and doesn’t look like anything else on-air. Watch it.” – Emily Canal, Forbes

“[BLINDSPOT] is visually sumptuous and wildly watchable.” – John Doyle, The Globe and Mail

TORONTO (November 26, 2015) – Eight weeks into the Fall TV season, new data from Numeris confirms that CTV delivers the Top 2 most-watched new programs among total viewers and A18-49 with QUANTICO and BLINDSPOT, and at least seven of the Top 10 most-watched programs with the key demos. Bolstered by new recruit Alex Parish (Priyanka Chopra) and the mysterious Jane Doe (Jaimie Alexander), QUANTICO and BLINDSPOT have become instant hits, both breaking into Canada’s Top 10 most-watched programs overall. In fact, BLINDSPOT was the fall’s first new series to receive a full-season order, followed shortly after with an early Season 2 renewal, while QUANTICO marked fall’s second new series to get a full-season order. CTV is also home to the top returning series among the key demos, with THE BIG BANG THEORY #1 among A25-54, A18-34, and A18-49 for the sixth year in a row. Sophomore hits GOTHAM and THE FLASH continue their heroic runs, both Top 10 series with the key demos, while legal thriller HOW TO GET AWAY WITH MURDER, starring Emmy winner for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series Viola Davis, continues to hold court as a Top 10 series with A18-34 and A18-49.   CTV’s perennial hits also continue to deliver huge audiences. Currently in its 12th season, medical-drama GREY’S ANATOMY (#4) is as gripping as ever, and a Top 8 series with all demos. Also, ratings stalwarts CRIMINAL MINDS (#7), CASTLE (#13), and BLUE BLOODS (#14) continue to deliver Top 20 audiences. Overall, CTV has more Top 10 and Top 20 series than all other networks with total viewers and the key demos. CTV continues its strong lead over the next closest competitor in primetime, ahead by double digits with total viewers (+62%), A25-54 (+65%), A18-34 (+68%), and A18-49 (+70%), and winning five out of seven nights with A25-54 and A18-49. “The continued mass appeal of the CTV schedule is a result of our most recent wave of new hits and the ongoing strength of our high performing returning programs,” said Mike Cosentino, Senior Vice-President, Programming, CTV Networks, and CraveTV. “We look forward to an unprecedented midseason schedule which is sure to deliver an even bigger story for CTV in 2016.” Canada’s Top New Programs: CTV claims two of the Top 3 new programs with total viewers and all key demos.
Rank Total Viewers A18-34 A18-49 A25-54
1 QUANTICO QUANTICO QUANTICO QUANTICO
2 BLINDSPOT SUPERGIRL BLINDSPOT SUPERGIRL
3 SUPERGIRL BLINDSPOT SUPERGIRL BLINDSPOT
  Canada’s Most-Watched Programs, Total Viewers, Season-to-Date: Season-to-date, CTV delivers six of Canada’s Top 10 most-watched programs, including the #1 comedy and #1 new series.
Rank Network Program Total Viewers
1 Global NCIS 2.64 million
2 CTV THE BIG BANG THEORY 2.59 million
3 Global SURVIVOR: CAMBODIA 2.23 million
4 CTV GREY'S ANATOMY 2.194 million
5 CTV QUANTICO 2.191 million
6 Global NCIS: NEW ORLEANS 2.189 million
7 CTV CRIMINAL MINDS 2.17 million
8 CTV BLINDSPOT 1.88 million
9 Global SUPERGIRL 1.870 million
10 CTV THE FLASH 1.869 million
11 CTV MARVEL’S AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D. 1.86 million
12 CTV GOTHAM 1.83 million
13 CTV CASTLE 1.78 million
14 CTV BLUE BLOODS 1.769 million
15 CTV HOW TO GET AWAY WITH MURDER 1.766 million
15 Sportsnet MLB PLAYOFFS 1.766 million
17 CTV CODE BLACK 1.73 million
18 AMC THE WALKING DEAD 1.72 million
19 Global HAWAII FIVE-0 1.71 million
20 Global LIMITLESS 1.65 million
  Canada’s Most-Watched Programs, A25-54, Season-to-Date:
Rank Network Program A25-54
1 CTV THE BIG BANG THEORY 1.26 million 
2 Global SURVIVOR: CAMBODIA 1.11 million
3 AMC THE WALKING DEAD 1.02 million
4 CTV MARVEL’S AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D. 982,000
5 CTV QUANTICO 974,000
6 CTV GOTHAM 968,000
7 CTV THE FLASH 956,000
8 CTV GREY'S ANATOMY 940,000
9 CTV CRIMINAL MINDS 915,000
10 Global SUPERGIRL 874,000
11 CTV BLINDSPOT 861,000
12 CTV HOW TO GET AWAY WITH MURDER 855,000
13 Global NCIS 829,000
14 Global LIMITLESS 709,000
15 CTV THE AMAZING RACE 702,000
16 CTV ARROW 693,000
17 CTV ONCE UPON A TIME 680,000
18 AMC FEAR THE WALKING DEAD 679,000
19 Global NCIS: NEW ORLEANS 676,000
20 Sportsnet MLB PLAYOFFS 675,000
  Canada’s Most-Watched Programs, A18-49, Season-to-Date:
Rank Network Program A18-49
1 CTV THE BIG BANG THEORY 1.17 million 
2 AMC THE WALKING DEAD 1.08 million
3 CTV THE FLASH 1.01 million
4 CTV MARVEL’S AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D. 995,000
5 Global SURVIVOR: CAMBODIA 993,000
6 CTV GOTHAM 973,000
7 CTV GREY'S ANATOMY 959,000
8 CTV QUANTICO 946,000
9 CTV CRIMINAL MINDS 896,000
10 CTV HOW TO GET AWAY WITH MURDER 848,000
11 CTV BLINDSPOT 810,000
12 Global SUPERGIRL 806,000
13 CTV ARROW 739,000
14 AMC FEAR THE WALKING DEAD 725,000
15 Global NCIS 710,000
16 CTV ONCE UPON A TIME 695,000
17 Global LIMITLESS 673,000
18 CTV THE AMAZING RACE 659,000
19 CTV CASTLE 647,000
20 Sportsnet MLB PLAYOFFS 646,000

Source: Source: Numeris (BBM Canada), Fall 2015 (Sept 21 to Nov 15, 2015), final data

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