Global (screenshot via Global GO)

Global (screenshot via Global GO)

TORONTO, January 2, 2015 – ET Canada’s New Year’s Eve at Niagara Falls garnered an audience of over 4.2 million* viewers (2+, National) at 12am with a 29%* increase over last year making it the number one program at the stroke of midnight in Canada on January 1. The highest rated ET Canada New Year’s Eve broadcast ever**, the show garnered an overall audience of over 1.5 million*** viewers (2+, National) during its two and a half hour broadcast on Global seeing a 30%**** growth in audience compared to last year. The 6thannual coast-to-coast countdown show anchored by powerhouse hosts Cheryl Hickey, Rick Campanelli and Sangita Patel had a total reach of over 8.6 million***** viewers(2+, National). 

“Wow, what a night! ET Canada proved once again why it is the nation’s powerhouse entertainment program by delivering a seamless show that went unrivalled by any other live Canadian program,” said Phil Piazza, Vice President, Content Acquisitions, Global TV Programming & Entertainment Tonight CanadaShaw Media. “From Keith Urban and Nicole Kidman sharing a midnight kiss, to a worldwide exclusive performance by Nick Jonas and Shawn Mendes singing ‘Lean on Me’, there were so many incredible highlights from the night too long to list.”

Broadcast live from the world renowned natural wonder, over 60,000 revellers congregated at the falls to support the annual event and ring in the new year with ET Canada. Despite the chilly temperatures, the electrifying performances by Keith Urban, Nick Jonas, Shawn Mendes and Lights set the crowd on fire as they had partygoers singing along to hit after hit. Nickelback also gave a preview of their Rdio Session at the Orange Lounge scheduled to air January 5 on ET Canada. Show sponsors Special K, Las Vegas, Hershey’s Kisses, Fitbit and Rdio capitalized on the excitement with on-air and online elements throughout the show to keep viewers entertained.  

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(Featured Image via Shaw Media)