CTV's CSI Outlasts Survivor

CTV’s CSI Outlasts Survivor Simulcast in Key Demos

— CSI delivers 15% more viewers A18-34 than Survivor —

— Grey’s Anatomy wins night with 2.6 million viewers —

— CTV wins every single hour from 7 to 11 p.m. —

Last night, Sara and Grissom may have had their goodbye kiss, but viewers stuck around: an out-of-simulcast episode of CSI on CTV not only delivered 2.6 million viewers, besting a Survivor simulcast (2.27 million) on Global/CBS head-to-head at 8 p.m. by 11% in total viewers, but also swept aside the competition in key demos as well. CSI delivered 15% more viewers than Survivor in the desirable A18-34 demo and also was up 5% over Survivor among A18-49 and A25-54.

At 9 p.m., Grey’s Anatomy on CTV won its timeslot and the night with an extraordinary 2.6 million viewers (A25-54: 1.44 million; A18-49: 1.49 million) as Who is Smarter than a Canadian Fifth Grader dropped for the fourth straight week to 988,000 viewers. Last night’s Grey’s won all key demos nationally and in Toronto/Hamilton.

At 10 p.m., CTV’s ER delivered an impressive 1.8 million viewers, including more than one million viewers in A25-54 and A18-49.

Earlier in the evening, over half a million viewers (584,000) tuned in to eTalk to find out about Lindsay Lohan’s 84-minute jail stint, the only Canadian entertainment show to break the story.

CTV finished the night with an average of 1.95 million viewers in primetime, up 90% over Global from 7-11 p.m. (+95% A25-54; +99% A18-49).

The Top 6 programs on Canadian television last night:

1. Grey’s Anatomy (2,597,000)

2. CSI (2,523,000)

3. Survivor (2,266, 000)

4. ER (1,778,000)

5. Jeopardy/Access Hollywood (1,253, 000)

6. CTV National News (1,024,000)

Data quoted based on preliminary overnight results: CTV Full and Global Full (BBM Nielsen Media Research).

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