Press Release: Thank U, Hamilton. THE 2015 JUNO AWARDS Rock with 1.6 Million Viewers on CTV

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TORONTO (March 16, 2015)THE 2015 JUNO AWARDS drew a combined audience of 1.6 million viewers across the nation last night on CTV, with 1.34 million Canadians tuning into the primetime broadcast while an additional 263,000 viewers watched the midnight encore, preliminary overnight audiences from Numeris (BBM Canada) confirms. Overall, the combined audience grew 5% from last year’s broadcasts among total viewers, while the primetime broadcast won its timeslot with total viewers and all key adult demos, and led the night among Teens 12-17. Hosted by Jacob Hoggard, frontman of multi-platinum selling band Hedley, the two-hour live broadcast from Hamilton’s FirstOntario Centre reached 5.3 million unique viewers. In Toronto, the primetime broadcast saw double and triple digit percentage growth among total viewers and all key adult demos, more than doubling ratings among younger viewers aged 18-34. The primetime broadcast peaked with 1.7 million viewers during Hoggard’s closing performance, an interpretation of Canadian Music Hall of Fame inductee Alanis Morissette’s “Thank U”, where he thanked, among other things, the host city of Hamilton. Watch it here.

THE 2015 JUNO AWARDS experience extended online, and on social media last night.  The broadcast captivated Twitter with an estimated reach of 1.76 billion users from 585,686 tweets, up 242% from last year. Yesterday in Canada, 18 JUNOS-related topics trended during the live broadcast with #JUNOS continuing to trend today. The most tweets per minute surrounded Hoggard’s much-buzzed about version of “Thank U”.

THE 2015 JUNO AWARDS is now available on demand at CTV.ca and on CTV GO. Encore broadcasts of THE 2015 JUNO AWARDS air at the following times:

  • Monday, March 16 at 7 p.m. ET on Much
  • Saturday, March 22 at 6 a.m. and 6 p.m. ET on E!
  • Saturday, April 4 at 8 p.m. ET on CTV Two

Hamilton rocked the nation during last night’s live broadcast. The show opened with a surprise appearance by Prime Minister Stephen Harper, The Trailer Park Boys, and past JUNO Awards broadcast host, Michael Bublé. The broadcast boasted 11 unique performances including an explosive opening by Hedley and host Jacob Hoggard; a medley of his hit singles “Life of the Party” and “Something Big” by Shawn Mendes, in his JUNO Award debut; a breathtaking performance of single “Earned It” by THE 2015 JUNO AWARD winner The Weeknd, accompanied by co-writer and producer Stephan Moccio; a fun performance by 2015 Breakthrough Group of the Year, MAGIC!; Bobby Bazini, who charmed in his JUNO Awards performance debut; deadmau5, who was joined on-stage by singer Colleen D’Agostino for “Seeya”; Lights, who joined the Sam Roberts Band for their hit “We’re All In This Together”; and 2015 Canadian Music Hall of Fame inductee Alanis Morissette, who delighted fans with a medley of three classic songs. Host Jacob Hoggard, who kept the energy high throughout the broadcast, closed the show with his version of Morissette’s “Thank U” on piano. To see all the performances, click here.

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