3.9 million viewers watch Nik Wallenda’s tightrope walk on CTV

Nik Wallenda’s historic walk over Niagara Falls Friday night made Canadian television history as an average of 3.9 million viewers tuned in to the live two-hour special Megastunts: Highwire Over Niagara Falls-live! on CTV, making it the #1 (non-sports) summer special on record in Canada.

The special is now the third, most-watched (non-sports) special of the 2011/2012 season, behind The 84th Annual Academy Awards and the The 2012 Grammy Awards.

With breathtaking views captured from all angles, the special peaked at 6.8 million viewers at 10:41 p.m. ET, just as Wallenda sprinted the final few metres before safely stepping onto Canadian soil.

Overall, 9.3 million Canadians tuned in to some part or all of the broadcast from 9-11 p.m. ET on CTV.

Megastunts: Highwire Over Niagara Falls-live! was also the #1 program Friday night in all markets with total viewers and the key A18-49 and A25-54 demos.

In Toronto alone, the numbers were staggering, attracting an average audience of 1.5 million with an incredible 20.8 Rating and a 50.4% Share with total viewers, meaning that one out of every two people watching television in Toronto was glued to the special on CTV.

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