Season Finale

Canadian TV Ratings: September 14-20, 2015

It looks like many of the shows on TV are still having a rough time in the ratings. Last year’s Emmy Awards drew 2,322,000, but this year, the numbers plummeted to 1,853,000. While that slide could just be attributed to the Emmy Awards being kinda “meh” this year, it could also be because of competing sports broadcasts, too.

MasterChef’s two-hour finale bumped The Amazing Race Canada out of its usual Wednesday-night time-slot, and The Amazing Race Canada’s numbers tumbled. It went from 2,769,000 viewers for its broadcast on Wednesday, September 9 down to just 2,148,000 for its Thursday, September 17 episode. Ouch.

Perhaps what is most disappointing is that MasterChef didn’t see more people tuning in for its finale. With only 2,045,000 watching the finale on September 16, only 32,000 more folks tuned in to watch the finale compared to the episode that aired the week before. Just for comparison’s sake, last year’s MasterChef finale drew 2,731,000.

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Canadian TV Ratings: May 4-10, 2015

May is a bittersweet time of year. While the warmer weather is now here, we unfortunately have to say adios to a bunch of our favourite shows from the past TV season.
Gotham finished its first season on May 4, and it naturally saw a jump in the ratings compared to the previous week’s episode. The season finale drew nearly 1.8 million viewers on CTV and was the day’s third most-watched show.

Criminal Minds called it a season on Wednesday, May 6. It was the day’s second most-watched show right behind Survivor. The Criminal Minds season finale drew 2,078,000 viewers also on CTV.

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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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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 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: THE AMAZING RACE CANADA Season Finale Gets Special Sunday Night Timeslot Followed by Live After-Show AFTER THE RACE, September 2

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TORONTO (September 12, 2014) – The finish line is in sight! With only two exciting episodes left to go for Canada’s #1 summer series THE AMAZING RACE CANADA, CTV announced today that Season 2 will conclude with a two-hour special event from 8-10 p.m. ET/PT on Sunday, Sept. 21. First, the hotly anticipated Season 2 finale will air in a special Sunday night timeslot on CTV and CTV GO. Then, immediately following the exhilarating finish is the fan-favourite, one-hour after-show special, AFTER THE RACE. Shot live and hosted by TSN’s James Duthie (@tsnjamesduthie), AFTER THE RACE reunites all 11 teams to re-live their most memorable moments, while also giving viewers a look at the exclusive first chat with the finalists and the newly crowned winners, just minutes after Canada learns who wins the Race. Produced in front of a live studio audience from CTV’s headquarters in Toronto, this is THE AMAZING RACE CANADA’s second after-show special of the season, following the popular midseason special in August.

“This season of THE AMAZING RACE CANADA is like a great summer sport,” said Duthie. “It has drama, the full spectrum of emotion, and we’ve seen brilliant strategy, pure luck, and absolute blunders. AFTER THE RACE will tackle the hard-hitting questions and the moments that left us talking all summer long.”

“Viewers can look forward to an incredible THE AMAZING RACE CANADA finale,” said Phil King, President – CTV, Sports, and Entertainment Programming. “Then, AFTER THE RACE breaks down the finale – and season – with all 11 teams, and helps answer the questions that viewers at home might be thinking.”

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Press Release: This September, M3 Travels Back in Time with Series Premiere of RETRO 30, Plus the Exclusive Season Finales of CANDIDLY NICOLE, and DATING NAKED

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Thursday, Sept. 4

10 p.m. – THE SMOKE – *Mini-series Finale*

After staring death in the face at the Blackwall Tunnel explosion, every member of the White Watch is reassessing their lives. Old wounds begin to heal when Kev (Jamie Bamber) makes amends with Mal (Rhashan Stone), before vowing to start afresh with the woman he loves. Later, at the firehouse, Billy (Dorian Lough) throws a party to distract the crew from recent events and wish Mal well in his new job, however, Kev is missing.


Sunday, Sept. 7

8 p.m. – RETRO 30 – *Series Premiere*

From pop and old school hip-hop, to heavy-metal and grunge, host Gaby Henderson travels back in time as she counts down the chart-topping videos from the 90s and early 2000s.

 Tuesday, Sept. 9

9 p.m. – CANDIDLY NICOLE – *Season 1 Finale*

Based on her Twitter feed, CANDIDLY NICOLE chronicles Nicole Richie’s views and her often hilarious daily life.

Thursday, Sept. 18

9 p.m. – DATING NAKED WEDDING SPECIAL – *Special Premiere*

Viewers witness a naked bride and groom as they unite in holy matrimony, in this one-hour special. Guests at the ceremony, taking place in the Los Angeles, include five other pairs of garment-less contestants who also found love on the show. 

 Thursday, Sept. 26

9 p.m. – DATING NAKED – *Season 1 Finale*

The Season 1 finale of the edgy reality series that follows a man and a woman as they each date two different suitors, all with no clothing, and no inhibitions. Contestants are exposed to new levels of drama in the conclusion that leaves certain pairings feeling closer than ever.


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Press Release: This September on E!: Series Premieres of TOTAL DIVAS, BELOW DECK, and AUTOPSY, and Exclusive Specials

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Press Release: Shawn Mendes Announced as Special Guest Performer at YTV’s The Next Star Season 7 Finale

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During tonight’s episode of YTV’s The Next Star, it was revealed that Shawn Mendes will perform his chart-topping single “Life of the Party” from the recently released The Shawn Mendes EP, during the highly anticipated Season 7 finale broadcast live from Canada’s Wonderland on Sunday, September 21 at 7 p.m. ET/PT. Shawn Mendes’ EP landed at #1 on the Canada Digital Albums chart and the first single, “Life of the Party” hit #1 on the iTunes charts in both Canada and the US within 90 minutes of release, and charted top 10 in over 30 countries worldwide.

The finale will showcase exciting live performances from the Top 6 finalists—Jory (15, Nipigon), Kaleia (12, Edmonton, AB), Michaelah (15, Kelowna, BC), Nissita (13, Barrie, ON), Ryland (15, Deseronto, ON) and Shon (12, Surrey, BC)—who were chosen from thousands of hopefuls who auditioned across Canada. On stage and in front of a huge audience of fans tuning in from across the nation, as well as The Next Star judges, Dan Kanter, Mark Spicoluk and Tara Oram and host Carlos Bustamante, the Top 6 will sing to win the hearts and votes of viewers.

A star-studded lineup of special guests will be announced via The Next Star’s social media in the weeks leading up to the exciting live show. One of the exciting additions to the two-hour television event is indie-pop family band Echosmith, performing their hit single “Cool Kids” rapidly climbing the charts.