June 2010

Tuesday, June 29 at 10 p.m. ET / 7 p.m. PT

Canadian jazz-pop singing sensation Nikki Yanofsky takes to the stage at the legendary Masonic Temple as part of Bravo!’s AT THE CONCERT HALL series. The 16-year old treats the audience to new arrangements of classic jazz songs and original pop compositions from her first studio album Nikki, including her smash number one hit “I Believe”, CTV’s official broadcast song for the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games.

A veteran within the jazz festival circuit, Nikki has performed alongside the likes of Herbie Hancock, Wyclef Jean and Celine Dion and at venues that include Carnegie Hall and The Kennedy Centre. This timely special also airs just days after the teen sensation performs at the TD Toronto Jazz Festival. (Encore presentation airs July 2 at 7 p.m. ET / 4 p.m. PT)

Tuesday, June 29 at 8 p.m. ET/9 p.m. PT

From her psychic readings to helping individuals reunite with lost pets, this special looks at one of America’s most loved and trusted animal communicators and activists, Sonya Fitzpatrick. After a spiritual experience in 1994, Fitzpatrick opened her channels of telepathic communication with animals. Beginning with her own pets, Fitzpatrick uses her clairvoyant skills to communicate with animals of all kinds to help achieve a better understanding of animals, solve behavioural problems and help heal physical ailments.

Viewers overwhelmingly have chosen CP24 and CTV News for television coverage of this weekend’s G20 summit and accompanying riots and protests in Toronto.

From dozens of crews and reporters in the field to three live anchor desks and control rooms, this unique and unpredictable weekend reinforced that when news happens, viewers choose CP24 and CTV.

CP24:

• Toronto’s source for breaking news, CP24 blew up its own ratings record with an astonishing 3.2 million unique viewers on Saturday and 3.6 million viewers on Sunday, the most-watched day in the station’s history. The total unduplicated reach from Friday to Sunday on CP24 was 4.6 million viewers.

• As riots continued in Toronto’s downtown core on Saturday night, more people in Toronto were watching CP24 than any other channel.

• On Sunday night, more viewers watched CTV NEWS AT SIX on CP24 than tuned into evening newscasts on broadcast networks Global, CITY and CBC.

• In addition, CP24.com more than tripled its average daily online page views receiving more than 600 photos and videos from citizen journalists, while @CP24 followers on Twitter increased 41% over just two days.

“The record number of people watching speaks to importance of what CP24 is all about: Toronto’s Breaking News,” said Bob McLaughlin, Vice-President and General Manager of CP24. “What we saw unfolding was unprecedented and our viewers helped us tell the story live; we couldn’t have done it without them.”

 

CTV Toronto:

• CTV NEWS AT SIX increased its average audience by 76% on Saturday night compared to its 2009-10 Saturday average, and was watched by 370,000 viewers.

• On Sunday, once again, CTV Toronto was the #1 choice again with an average audience of 322,000 viewers on CTV and a cumulative total of 495,000 including the audience watching CTV’s NEWS AT SIX on CP24.

 

CTV National News:

• As the riots escalated Saturday night, CTV was the only network to go live with a national primetime news special. Anchored live by Lloyd Robertson from 7 – 8 p.m. ET, the special was watched by an average 731,000 viewers, more than doubling the summer timeslot average with the three key adult demos 18-34, 18-49 and 25-54. It was the most-watched G20 related program on Saturday on Canadian television.

• CTV NATIONAL NEWS WITH SANDIE RINALDO was the #1 choice for viewers with more than one million average viewers (1,035,000) on Saturday night.

• The G20 high carried into Sunday night too with an average audience of 1,378,000 viewers was up 24% compared to its summer average.

 

CTV News Channel:

• When chaos struck Toronto on Saturday, CTV News Channel was the #1 national news network with an average audience of 156,000 and had a reach of more 3.6 million viewers.

• Saturday’s audience was the highest of any day in the history of the channel, going back to its launch in 1997, for both total viewers and A25-54.

• CTV News Channel viewing was 54% higher than CBC News Network for total viewers and 95% higher for A25-54.

• Viewership was almost six times the average level for a Saturday, and for A25-54 was more than eight times its typical level.

 

CTV.ca

• CTV.ca had a record day on Sunday with more than 4 million page views, a 169% increase over the average daily traffic. The most popular feature was the “G-20 Toronto in Chaos” photo gallery, which attracted more than 2.5 million page views.

• During the last seven days of online coverage, leading up to and during the G8-G20, CTV.ca received almost 4 million visits (3,977,649) and delivered more than 2.6 million video plays. (Source: Ominture Analytics)

 

The Lohans are to appear on screens again soon with news that a reality show has been planned which will feature the whole family.

Troubled actress Lindsay Lohan will make appearances in the yet to be named show which will focus on the family as they go about their everyday lives.

“We have already started filming,” Lindsay’s mother Dina said. “The cameras follow us in our daily lives and as we promote our businesses. I want to prove that we are a good, hardworking family and we don’t have the crazy lives that some people claim we do.

“The show will feature my kids, and Lindsay will also appear in some episodes, although she’s very busy filming and promoting her fashion lines. We’re discussing a deal with a major network.”

As with the family’s first TV series Living Lohan in 2008, Lindsay’s father Michael will not appear.

Source: News.com.au

Monday, June 28 – 10pm ET/PT on Global

Mary and Marshall try to help FBI Agent Mike Faber convince his informant to enter WitSec. Despite their best efforts, the informant refuses their protection and gets himself into a heap of trouble. Meanwhile, Stan has to deal with a witness suffering from pugilistic dementia.

Monday, June 28 at 10:00pm ET/PT (9:00pm CT, 8:00pm MT) on Citytv

The remaining six contestants must quickly bone up on Vegas facts and tourism tips as they prepare to be tour bus guides. Find out which contestant frets over reading the voluminous notes and confides that it’s been 10 years since reading a book. Hear a competitor confidently tell Vegas visitors that “the Venetian Hotel is so romantic, it’s like…you’re in Spain.” And find out who tries to change their score in the competition when offered the chance.

Monday, June 28 – 9pm ET/PT on Global

When Dan’s interrogation methods are deemed unlawful in court, a drug smuggler whom Jack and Dan busted months ago is set free. Despite the absence of department resources, an unfettered Dan vows to bring down the entire smuggling ring using only the money in his pocket.

9:00pm – Monday, June 28 on /A

Also airs at 10 p.m. AT on /A Atlantic and 9 p.m. on ACCESS

In the film The Transporter, ex-Special Forces operator Frank Martin (Jason Statham, The Italian Job) hires himself out as a mercenary “transporter” who moves goods – human or otherwise – from one place to another. After being hired by an American known only as “Wall Street” (Matt Schulze, Mr. Brooks), Frank stops along his route and notices his “package” is moving. Violating his own personal rules, Frank looks inside the bag, finding its contents to be a beautiful, gagged woman.

9 p.m. ET – Monday, June 28 on Space

A serial killer uses a voodoo spell to transfer his soul into Chucky, a “good guy” doll. Andy receives the doll as a birthday gift and Chucky resumes his killing spree. Stars Alex Vincent, Catherine Hicks and Brad Dourif.

Amidst talk that Glee was getting to carried away with its guest stars, creator Ryan Murphy has said that the new season will focus on the original cast members.

When he spoke to Entertainment Weekly, Murphy was quick to explain that the guest stars such as John Stamos and Charice will not take over the show, but work in with the original characters storylines.

“They’re really there to support the main characters’ stories,” he said. “Like John Stamos is always going to be a part of Will’s story. The emphasis in the second season is on our original characters even though we’re adding a few smaller parts. You’re gonna get more backstory on all of these kids.” Murphy said.

He also went on to say that Heather Morris’s Brittany will also have an episode dedicated to her in what will be an expanded role in the second season.

Source: Digital Spy