Press Release: Winning! THE ODD COUPLE Becomes the #1 New Comedy of the Season While TWO AND A HALF MEN Sees Season-High Audience for Series Finale on CTV

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TORONTO (February 20, 2015) – It was a winning Thursday for CTV as comedy reigned supreme with 2.4 million viewers watching the series premiere of THE ODD COUPLE, making it the top comedy debut since ANGER MANAGEMENT in 2012 preliminary overnight data from Numeris (BBM Canada) confirms. THE ODD COUPLE also becomes the #1 new comedy as well as the #2 new series premiere of the season, behind only HOW TO GET AWAY WITH MURDER. THE ODD COUPLE led into the series finale of TWO AND A HALF MEN, which won its timeslot with a season-high audience of 2.5 million, ranking #2 for the day behind THE BIG BANG THEORY. CTV’s entire Thursday night line-up, including THE ODD COUPLE premiere and the series finale of TWO AND A HALF MEN, are available on demand on CTV.ca and CTV GO.

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

  • CTV led every hour of primetime from 7 p.m. – 11 p.m. with the Top 5 programs among total viewers, and the key A18-34 and A18-49 demos, with THE BIG BANG THEORY, TWO AND A HALF MEN, THE ODD COUPLE, GREY’S ANATOMY, and HOW TO GET AWAY WITH MURDER.
  • The TWO AND A HALF MEN series finale grew in its second half-hour among total viewers and in all the key adult demos.
  • CTV had the Top 3 programs of the day Thursday in all metered markets with THE BIG BANG THEORY, TWO AND A HALF MEN, and THE ODD COUPLE.

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