Press Release: The Verdict is In: HOW TO GET AWAY WITH MURDER is Fall’s #1 New Series with 2.4 Million Viewers Thursday on CTV

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TORONTO (September 26, 2014) – It was a criminally good premiere for HOW TO GET AWAY WITH MURDER as the series debut snuck past CTV’s own GOTHAM (2.37 million) to instantly become the most-watched debut of the season with an initial audience of 2.40 million viewers, preliminary overnight data from Numeris (BBM Canada) confirms. HOW TO GET AWAY WITH MURDER was the most-watched program Thursday, taking the top spot in all key demos. Ranking #2 for the night, the season premiere of GREY’S ANATOMY returned with 1.8 million viewers at 8 p.m. At 9 p.m., SAVING HOPE grew 10% from its Monday premiere, winning its regular Thursday night timeslot with 1.2 million viewers.  Overall, CTV won every hour of primetime Thursday.

A closer look at Thursday’s Numeris (BBM Canada) preliminary data:

  • At 8 p.m., GREY’S ANATOMY bested BONES by 34% in the key A25-54 demo, and 45% among A18-49 (Global/FOX).
  • At 9 p.m., SAVING HOPE won its timeslot with more than double the viewers of its next closest competitor.
  • At 10 p.m., the season’s most-watched new program to-date HOW TO GET AWAY WITH MURDER delivered ratings as high as 6.7 (Toronto) and 6.9 (Montréal) for A25-54.
  • All three dramas saw half-hour growth in their broadcasts.

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