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CTV Tops Ratings for 17th Straight Year


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In what was almost a foregone conclusion, CTV has topped the ratings in Canada for the 17th year in a row.

With the core television season now at a close, CTV revealed today that it is the most-watched Canadian television network in primetime for 17 years in a row. With an impressive four new series in the list of the country’s Top 10 most-watched programs of the year, the network is top across all key demos in daytime, primetime, and late-night.

CTV ends the 2017/18 season with an overall average audience that is 48% larger than its closest competitor with A18-34, 43% for A18-49, and 38% with A25-54.

For the eighth year in a row, CTV delivered the most-watched new television program of the year among A18-49 and A25-54 with ‘Young Sheldon’. CTV owned the Top 4 new programs of the season with total viewers and all key demos, including ‘Young Sheldon’, ‘The Good Doctor’, and ‘Station 19’.



Instant viewer favourites, ‘Young Sheldon’ ended its inaugural season as the second most-watched series overall in Canada with all key demos, while ‘The Good Doctor’ ranks among the Top 3 programs overall for total viewers and A18-34.

In addition, once again, flagship CTV series solidified their position as top performers in the 2017/18 season. ‘The Big Bang Theory’ was Canada’s most-watched series for the eighth year in a row, more than any other series on record, while ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ remains a Top 10 program after 14 life-saving seasons, and even experienced growth across all key demos.

‘This Is Us’ was the top sophomore series in the key demos and reached a series-high audience for its post-Super Bowl episode.

As home to TV’s biggest events including the Super Bowl, the Academy Awards, the Golden Globes, American Music Awards, and the Emmy’s, CTV has 51% more live viewers than its closest competitor. In 2018, Super Bowl LII was the biggest television event of the year while the Academy Award was the most-watched entertainment event of the year.