Private Practice debuts as this season's #1 new series

CTV won Wednesday night with a clean sweep of the Top 5 programs on television last night. With more than one million viewers watching in each hour from 7-11 p.m., CTV won every timeslot in all key demos:

1. Private Practice became the most-watched new drama of the season when 1.6 million viewers watched at 9 p.m. on CTV, more than 35% more total viewers than Cane (1.2 million, Global/CBS) on Tuesday. Head-to-head, Private Practice more than doubled Bones on Global (714,000) last night.

2. At 10 p.m., CSI: New York returned with 2.3 million viewers, more than three times the audience that watched the series premiere of Life (713,000) on Global/NBC.

3. Criminal Minds returned for its third season with 1.3 million viewers out of simulcast at 7 p.m.

4. Dancing With the Stars continued its momentum, attracting 1.9 million viewers at 8 p.m. on its third night this week and ranking as the second most-watched program on Canadian television last night. Dancing With the Stars doubled the audience for Back To You (Global/FOX), which fell 24% from its season premiere to 950,000.

The Top 5 programs on television last night in all major demos:

1. CSI: New York (2,309,000)
2. Dancing With the Stars (1,886,000)
3. Private Practice (1,616,000)
4. CTV Evening News (1,386,000)
5. Criminal Minds (1,284,000)

Data quoted represents total viewers (2+) for CTV Full and Global Full (BBM Nielsen Media Research).

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