CTV National News with Lloyd Robertson Named Canada's Top Newscast

CTV National News with Lloyd Robertson Named Canada’s Best Newscast by RTNDA
– CTV Declared the Big Winner with 10 RTNDA Awards –

TORONTO, June 24 /CNW/ – Canada’s No. 1 national newscast, CTV National News with Lloyd Robertson has just been named Canada’s Best Newscast by the Radio-Television News Directors Association (RTNDA). The award was presented tonight to Wendy Freeman, Vice President and Executive Producer, CTV News and Robert Hurst, President, CTV News, at the RTNDA’s National Awards Gala in Vancouver. The coveted award was just one of 10 RTNDA awards and one honorable mention for the CTV News Division – more than any other television broadcaster.

The RTNDA Awards, which are widely regarded as the highest recognition
for broadcast journalism in Canada, were also handed out to CTV’s W FIVE and CTV’s local newscasts in British Columbia, Toronto and Regina. (See below for the complete summary)

For CTV National News with Lloyd Robertson, the Best Newscast award caps off another No. 1 year for CTV. BBM Nielsen audience numbers confirm that CTV National News with Lloyd Robertson is not just No. 1 in total viewers, but outperforms Global National and The National (CBC) in all key advertising demographics – Adults 18+, Adults 18-34, Adults 18-49 and Adults 25-54.

The CTV National News Advantage

Mon – Fri (5 Days)

CTV National News with Lloyd Robertson

Global National

CBC the National

Mon – Sun (7 Days(*))

CTV National News with Lloyd Robertson/Sandie Rinaldo

Global National

CBC the National

Source: BBM Nielsen Media Research Jan 1, 2007 to June 17, 2007

(*) note: seven-day weighted average

For Robertson, the news rounds out another stellar year for Canada’s Most Trusted Anchor. He was recently named to Canada’s Walk of Fame, the first journalist ever inducted (June, 2007), and was named Canada’s most powerful anchor in news by TV Guide (April 2007).

2006 RTNDA National and Network Awards:

Network Awards

CTV National News with Lloyd Robertson

– Best Newscast
– Best Spot News – Shelling of Beit Hanoun
– Best Short Feature – Life on the Run
– Best Videography – Canadian Evacuees
– Best Spot News – The Battle of Pashmul (Honorable Mention)


– Best In-depth/Investigative Report – Dr. Hope
– Best Information Program – Danger on the Road/Children of Woodlands

National Awards

CTV British Columbia

– Short Feature – Nagasaki Vet
– In-depth or Investigative – Filthy Foster Home

CTV Regina

– Best News information – Calling Home

CTV Toronto

– Continuing Coverage – Bail System

CTV, Canada’s largest private broadcaster, offers a wide range of quality news, sports, information, and entertainment programming. It has the number-one national newscast, CTV National News with Lloyd Robertson, and is the number-one choice for prime-time viewing. CTV owns 21 conventional television stations across Canada and has interests in 16 specialty channels, including the number-one Canadian specialty channel, TSN. CTV is owned by CTVglobemedia, Canada’s premier multi-media company. More information about CTV may be found on the company Web site at www.ctv.ca.

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  • Jim Westendorf

    This is a copy of an email that I am sending the opposition and to everyone I know in Canada….

    I think it’s shameful that you people will play with our economy
    and our lives this way.. I am a pensioner and even I know that this is simply an economic update in order to curtail spending as quickly as possible… and all you guys can think about is the monies and perks you are used to receiving will be curtailed and you are willing to put this country in jeaopardy with your political highjinks…. Give us a break and stand up for your country for once in your life.

    Jim Westendorf
    Sorrento, B.C.

    Subject: The Government’s economic update

    The federal government released an ecomonic update yesterday. The
    opposition is threatening to bring the government down on this
    The federal government wants to abolish taxpayer’s subsidy for each
    political party which would save taxpayers $30 million per year.
    The Conservatives would lose the most but they are willing to
    practice some fiscal restraint themselves. The Liberal Party is
    millions of dollars in debt which is why they oppose the removal of
    this perk. If they defeat the government, they could form a
    coalition government with the NDP. Do you want a party like
    the Liberals who can’t even manage their own political party
    finances to run our country? The Bloc Quebecois also gets a several
    million dollars of taxpayers funding annually which is very ironic:
    we, the Canadian taxpayers, are paying large sums of money to a
    separtist political party bent on destroying Canada. Other expenses
    are covered in the update: coach air travel rather than business
    class, free meals,etc. The economic update has nothing to do
    with possible future deficits, or bailing out any Canadian industrial
    sector, it has to do with the government leading by example.
    Bailouts may still happen, and we all expect a deficit situation to
    get us through this global economic meltdown. The update is about
    our representatives sharing in the financial pain we are all going
    through. Phone, fax or e-mail your MP and let them know how you
    feel. The vote is on Monday. This means that if the opposition
    defeats the government, we could have a new coalition
    government next week.

    Now we know how politicians really feel…. they are willing to risk the financial stability of the whole country in order to protect their own self interest. They are upset that their Government subsidies that fund their parties with taxpayers dollars are going to be withdrawn. Some of these subsidies are going to a political party that is intent on separating from Canada and we are paying them to do it! The only reason the Bloc will join the coalition is to protect the money they receive from Ottawa. The opposition is also upset that some of their travel perks will be removed i.e. the poor souls will have to travel economy class like the rest of us rather than first class that they are used to. If we think that our economy is tight now… with a coalition Government it will be NON EXISTENT. If we think that jobs are hard to hold now ……. with a
    coalition Government you will not have to worry about holding your job- it won’t be there to hold. If you think that our dollar was low in the past … with a coalition Government you can welcome a .50 cent dollar.