July 2008

In its Thursday night debut, CTV’s Flashpoint was right on target, winning its time period for the third week in a row and matching its series premiere audience of 1.1 million viewers. Flashpoint’s audience was up 19% compared to last week and more than tripled the audience of its timeslot competitor, Swingtown (Global; 311,000). Flashpoint was the second most-watched program on Canadian television last night following Canada’s #1 summer series, So You Think You Can Dance (CTV, 1.38 million).

Flashpoint’s A18-49 audience (431,000) has now grown 18% since its season premiere and the series has maintained its A25-54 audience (485,000) for three straight weeks. Heading into its fourth week, Flashpoint is now averaging 1.03 million viewers.

In the U.S., Flashpoint drew 6.7 million viewers for CBS last night, and was the #1 program in its time slot and #1 with Adults 18-49 and Adults 25-54, according to Nielsen Media Research. The episode also drew 1.4 million more viewers than CBS’ Swingtown last week.

Yesterday, international distributors Alchemy Television and Tele München Group announced that Flashpoint has been sold to more than 50 countries and regions worldwide, including France, Germany, Italy, Spain, the UK, Scandinavia, and Latin America. More details will be announced in the coming weeks.

Viewers who may have missed last night’s episode will get a second chance to check it out with an encore broadcast this Sunday, July 27 at 10 p.m. ET on CTV. Flashpoint continues to be available on demand on The CTV Video Player at CTV.ca and at iTunes.ca.

In Episode 4, premiering Thursday, July 31 at 10 pm on CTV/CBS, Rebecca Kessfield (Chandra West) speeds across town, praying under her breath. Bursting into a little house in the Beaches, she finds her sister Sadie on the bathroom floor, kidney-punched, throwing up blood, a newborn baby crying in the bedroom. The problem is Sadie’s abusive husband is a cop. Enraged, Rebecca takes Pete’s (Kenneth Mitchell) gun from a drawer and heads to Pete’s local cop bar. When Rebecca takes Pete to his sailboat on the waterfront – the place he married her sister, the perfect place for a troubled cop to “commit suicide” – she has no idea that Ed, Jules, and the SRU are one step ahead of her, pulling out all the stops in a desperate effort to protect one of their own.

Tuesdays at 9pm ET/PT
Wednesdays at 8pm ET/PT
Sundays at 8pm ET/PT

Follow the houseguests as they battle it out for head of household all the while trying to stay in the game and in the house.

Thursday, August 21 8-10pm ET/PT

The heat in the kitchen gets turned up with two back-to-back episodes featuring celebrity Chef, Gordon Ramsey. Watch a favourite US episode, followed by one from the original UK run of the show. Tempers are sure to flare no matter which side of the pond Gordon is on.

Monday August 25 at 8pm ET/PT

Michael and Lincoln are left with no choice but to hand Whistler over in exchange to save LJ and Sofia. A familiar face enters Sona while another inmate leaves.

Monday August 18 at 8pm ET/PT

Michael, Whistler, and Mahone make their break from Sona. But Mahone seems like the odd man out along the way.

Mondays at 8pm ET/PT, Beginning August 11

Michael’s escape may be in jeopardy because of heavy rain. T-Bag and Lechero join forces, while Bellick hopes to do the same with Mahone.

Mondays at 8pm ET/PT, Beginning August 11

Get ready for the boys’ return by catching up on the last three episodes from Season Three.

Thursday, August 28 at 8-11pm ET/PT

Catch three back-to-back classic episodes from the original series, gearing up for the new series on September 2nd. In honour of the three returning cast members to the new series, don’t miss three episodes featuring the best of Brenda, Donna and Kelly.

Thursday, August 7 at 8pm ET/PT

Jon Lovitz, Gilbert Gottfried, Penn and Teller, Jon Reep and Joel McHale guest star in the much anticipated finale. The “Last Comic Standing” is revealed at the Paris Las Vegas, winning a $250,000 grand prize, including an exclusive talent deal with NBC, a brand new Honda Pilot, and a starring appearance in Jubilee! at Bally’s Las Vegas. Bill Bellamy hosts the Emmy-nominated series.

Monday, August 4 at 8pm ET/PT

Celebrating the hottest teen icons in film, television, music, sports and fashion. The coolest stars will receive coveted Teen Choice surfboard awards in categories such as Choice Male Hottie and Choice Hook-Up. Miley Cyrus hosts. Presenters include Steve Carell, Jamie Pressly, Pink, Scarlett Johansson, and Hayden Panettiere with a special performance by Mariah Carey.