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Press Release: Tragedy Rocks Hope Zion Hospital in the Emotional Season 3 Finale of SAVING HOPE, February 18 on CTV

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CTV (logo via CTV.ca)

TORONTO (February 10, 2015) – With only two episodes left, the countdown to the must-watch Season 3 finale of Canada’s hit original drama SAVING HOPE (@SavingHopeTV) is on. Airing Wednesday, Feb. 18 at 10 p.m. ET/PT on CTV and CTV GO, the Season 3 finale sees Dr. Alex Reid (Erica Durance), Dr. Maggie Lin (Julia Taylor Ross), and Dr. Rian Larouche (Danso Gordon) face their Surgical Boards – and the biggest day in Alex’s career is also about to become the biggest day of her life. With potentially life-altering changes in store for the doctors at Hope Zion Hospital, the finale will leave viewers on the edge of their seats as the season comes to a shocking and dramatic end.

Like other Season 3 episodes of SAVING HOPE, the heart-stopping finale will receive a first-look on CraveTV, available to fans one day before the broadcast premiere. Viewers can also enjoy the first two seasons on CraveTV and, following its broadcast premiere, watch the finale on demand at CTV.ca and on CTV GO.

Recently named a finalist for a Golden Screen Award at this year’s Canadian Screen Awards, SAVING HOPE is Canada’s most-watched original drama in the key adult demos with a current season average of 1.4 million total viewers. When Season 3 premiered in fall 2014, it consistently won its Thursdays at 9 p.m. ET timeslot against GRACEPOINT (Global/FOX), and ranked as a Top 30 show among the key A18-49 and A25-54 demos. As previously announced, 18 new episodes of SAVING HOPE have been ordered from IFC Films and Entertainment One (eOne), with production set to begin on Season 4 this summer in Toronto – bringing the series total to 67 episodes.

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Press Release: CTV Orders Fourth Season of Canada’s Most-Watched Original Drama SAVING HOPE as New Season 3 Episodes Return November 26

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CTV (logo via CTV.ca)

TORONTO (November 10, 2014) – CTV announced today a Season 4 order for its hit original drama series SAVING HOPE (@SavingHopeTV) from Ilana Frank’s ICF Films and Entertainment One (eOne). Eighteen new episodes of Canada’s most-watched original drama brings the series total to 67 episodes, with production set to begin Summer 2015 in Toronto. The Season 4 order comes on the heels of the return of new episodes of SAVING HOPE’s third season in its new Wednesdays at 10 p.m. ET/PT timeslot, starting Nov. 26 on CTV and CTV GO. The four all-new episodes culminate in a must-watch cliff-hanger on Dec. 17, before additional new Season 3 episodes continue in January 2015.

The emotionally-charged start of SAVING HOPE’s third season began earlier this fall with a six-episode run. Currently averaging1.5 million viewers, SAVING HOPE consistently won its Thursdays at 9 p.m. timeslot not only among total viewers but also in all key demos, the first Canadian original series to ever do so during the fall season. SAVING HOPE led its closest competitor, GRACEPOINT (Global/FOX), by +30% (P2+), +45% (A18-49), +76% (A25-54), and +54% (A18-34).

“Amassing a loyal fan base from across the country during its three seasons to date, SAVING HOPE continues to play a strong and integral role in our #1 fall lineup,” said Phil King, President – CTV, Sports, an‎d Entertainment Programming. “We look forward to continuing our relationship with the incredible cast and crew to deliver a fourth season of this hit drama.”

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Press Release: SAVING HOPE Grows to 1.3 Million Viewers as CTV’s Female-Driven Thursday Night Lineup Reigns

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CTV (logo via CTV.ca)

TORONTO (October 3, 2014) – Halfway through its fall event, CTV’s own SAVING HOPE solidly owned its Thursdays at 9 p.m. timeslot last night with an initial audience of 1.3 million viewers, preliminary overnight data from Numeris (BBM Canada) confirms. Along with the Top 2 programs of the night – HOW TO GET AWAY WITH MURDER and GREY’S ANATOMY – SAVING HOPE allowed CTV to claim the Top 3 programs of the night among F18-49 and F25-54, as well as three of the Top 4 programs of the night for total viewers and all key demos.

CTV won every hour of primetime with total views and both key demos, but it was women who powered the evening. CTV’s primetime lineup averaged more than 1 million female viewers, 85% more than CTV’s next closest competitor.

With preliminary Playback + 7 data now in, last Thursday’s (Sept. 25) female-driven lineup on CTV saw the series premiere of one of this fall’s biggest new series HOW TO GET AWAY WITH MURDER climb to 3.1 million (from 2.4 million), the season premiere of GREY’S ANATOMY grow to 2.2 million viewers (from 1.8 million), and the second episode of SAVING HOPE increase to 1.5 million (from 1.2 million).

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

  • With 1.66 million viewers at 8 p.m., GREY’S ANATOMY was #2 for the night with total viewers and the key A18-49 and A25-54 demos, besting BONES (1.65 million; Global/FOX) by +21% A18-49 and +18% A25-54.
  • Winning its timeslot at 9 p.m., the stand-alone broadcast of SAVING HOPE (1.32 million) led the simulcast series premiere of GRACEPOINT (1.1 million; Global/FOX) by double-digits with total viewers and in all key demos (+19% P2; +25% A18-34; +86% A18-49; +54% A25-54). With only two episodes left before its Fall Finale, SAVING HOPE grew 10% with total viewers and 7% among A25-54 over last Thursday’s episode. SAVING HOPE also more than doubled SCANDAL’s (510,000; City/ABC) audiences with total viewers (+158%), as well as in the key A18-49 (+129%) and A25-54 (+145%).
  • Retaining 97% of its premiere audience, HOW TO GET AWAY WITH MURDER delivered an initial overnight audience of 2.34 million viewers at 10 p.m., winning its hour and ranking #1 for the day for the second week in a row with total viewers and all key demos.

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Press Release: GLOBAL ANNOUNCES FALL PREMIERE DATES

TORONTO, August 11, 2014 – This fall, Global delivers the wow factor with a powerhouse schedule of captivating new dramas, charming comedies, and long-awaited comebacks of returning favourites, drawing viewers in to sensational TV moments.

With a schedule packed with TV’s fiercest females, hottest men and thrilling event series, Global gears up for an unstoppable season. Ten o’clock is home to Global’s most buzzed about new dramas, including the heart-pounding new thriller Stalker, premiering on October 1, comic book adaptation Constantine beginning October 24, and the gripping CIA drama State of Affairs, debuting on November 17. Unapologetic political drama Madam Secretary joins critically acclaimed The Good Wife rounding out Global’s must-see Sunday night schedule. From dynamic characters to spine-tingling twists, Global also brings viewers the highly anticipated event of the season Gracepoint, premiering October 2. Continue reading

Press Release: GLOBAL SET TO DOMINATE FALL WITH BLAZING BLOCKBUSTER LINEUP

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Global (screenshot via Global GO)

TORONTO, June 4, 2014 – Today, Shaw Media announced Global‘s epic 2014/2015 fall schedule.

Building on last year’s red-hot momentum with new series The BlacklistChicago PD and Sleepy Hollow, the network is adding eight new high-octane dramas to bolster its already sizzling lineup. Audiences will obsess over the new psychological thriller Stalker starring Maggie Q (Nikita)  and Golden Globe Award winner Dylan McDermott (The Practice). Also sure to build a massive following is the much-anticipated drama Madam Secretary, starring Téa Leoni (The Naked Truth) in a show-stopping performance as the newly appointed U.S. Secretary of State. Coupled with the return of the hugely popular drama The Good Wife, now in simulcast, the network brings two hours of back-to-back sophisticated and gripping dramas to viewers. The drama continues when Global takes audiences on the mystery ride of the season with Gracepoint, the richly layered series starring David Tennant (Doctor Who, Broadchurch), Anna Gunn (Breaking Bad)  and Nick Nolte (Warrior), as well as State of Affairswhich sees Katherine Heigl (Grey’s Anatomy) in her highly anticipated return to TV as a CIA analyst who navigates political minefields in this high-octane thriller from writer/director Joe Carnahan (The Blacklist).

Based on the wildly popular comic book series Hellblazer from DC Comics, Constantine will join Global’s schedule this fall starring Matt Ryan (Criminal Minds)  and Lucy Griffiths (True Blood). Co-written by The Mentalist’s Daniel Cerone and The Dark Knight’s David Goyer, the series will adapt the comic about a man-turned-supernatural detective. And building on its massively successful NCIS franchise, the network will welcome a new crop of special agents with the addition of NCIS: New Orleans.

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