With the Fall Television Season now complete, data from BBM Canada confirms that CTV has built upon its #1 position with one of its strongest Fall Seasons in years.
With five of the Top 5 most-watched programs, CTV can lay claim to the #1 series, #1 drama, #1 comedy and #1 reality series.
Meanwhile, $#*! MY DAY SAYS has become an instant hit as Canada’s #1 new series. With an average audience of 2.09 million viewers, $#*! MY DAD SAYS is also the most-watched new Fall program on Canadian television since CSI: NEW YORK premiered in 2004. Landing at #9 on the list of the Top 10 highest-rated programs on Canadian television this Fall for A25-54, the series led CTV to claim six of the Top 7 new programs of the season.
A ratings report card of the past 12 weeks shows that CTV ends the Fall Season firmly at the top of the charts and leading in all genres, including Canada’s #1 series and #1 comedy, THE BIG BANG THEORY, the only program to average more than 3 million viewers. CTV also has the #1 reality series, THE AMAZING RACE, which had its most successful Fall season ever, landing at #2 on the Top 20 list with an average audience of 2.72 million viewers. GREY’S ANATOMY (#3) reclaims its crown as Canada’s #1 drama with 2.71 million viewers. Meanwhile, DANCING WITH THE STARS (#8) had its most successful season of all time, while CASTLE (#17) became firmly entrenched in the Top 20 and BLUE BLOODS (#19) became CTV’s second new series to crack the Top 20.
Averaging 1.78 million viewers in primetime, CTV’s strong Fall lineup saw the network increase its lead significantly over Global, and now leads its nearest rival by 83%, compared to a 58% difference last Fall. Indeed, CTV saw its overall primetime audience increase slightly by 2% versus Fall 2009, while Global dropped 12%.
CTV also had great success this Fall with the world’s first THE BIG BANG THEORY strip. The strip averaged 1.34 million viewers airing four nights a week at 7:30 p.m. on CTV, consistently winning its timeslot and increasing the timeslot average by 210% for total viewers and by an incredible 331% for A18-34.