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SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE CANADA is Fall's No. 1 New Program in Canada
SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE CANADA sets Benchmark for a Canadian series
# 1 New Series Overall and for Younger Viewers, Women and Urban Markets
Six weeks into the Fall Television Season, a Canadian series is making history. CTV's SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE CANADA has "popped" its way to the top, becoming this Fall's # 1 new television series in Canada.* Attracting 47% more viewers than 90210, it's the first time in memory that an original, homegrown production has claimed more viewers than American imports in the Fall Season.
After three performance episodes, the Wednesday night hit for CTV is averaging 1.36 million viewers, making it not only the # 1 new program among total viewers, but in all key demos as well. The series performs particularly well among younger viewers (# 1 New Series among A18-34 and A18-49), women (# 1 New Series among F18-34 and F18-49) and in urban markets (# 1 New Series in Toronto and Vancouver).
"The buzz continues to build for SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE CANADA!" said Susanne Boyce, President, Creative, Content and Channels, CTV Inc. "Becoming Fall's # 1 new series is a testament to the quality of the production and the extraordinary talent of the dancers that Canada has so clearly fallen in love with."
A detailed look shows that SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE CANADA claims three out of the Top 5 slots in the list of Canada's top new series:
In the next episode, airing Wednesday, October 29 at 8 p.m. ET on CTV, the Top 14 compete in front of two new members of the judging panel, who join permanent judges Tre Armstrong and Jean Marc Genereux. The first is Canadian Rex Harrington, a former Principal Dancer with the National Ballet of Canada and current Artist-in-Residence for the company. The second is Mary Murphy, best known as the "Queen of Scream" on the U.S. version of SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE and guest judge during the audition tour on SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE CANADA.
Highlights of every episode of SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE CANADA are now available on demand on the CTV Video Player at CTV.ca. Visit the official website at dance.ctv.ca for more information.
Debuting on Sept. 11, SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE CANADA scored 1.25 million viewers for its two-hour series premiere on CTV, winning its time-slot and outpacing the Season 4 premiere of the American SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE by 5%.
Leah Miller (MUCHONDEMAND) is the host of SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE CANADA. The two permanent judges of SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE CANADA are Toronto's Tre Armstrong, the contemporary/funk dancer, choreographer and star of the MTV/Paramount dance film How She Move, and Montreal's JeanÂ MarcÂ Genereux, international ballroom champion and guest judge/choreographer on the U.S. version of SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE. Luther Brown, the urban choreographer who's worked with such artists as SeanÂ Combs, Alicia Keys and Brandy, and Blake McGrath, who was a Season 1 finalist on SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE, alternate in the third judge seat.
SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE CANADA was created by Simon Fuller and NigelÂ Lythgoe and is produced in association with CTV by Danse TV Productions. Sandra Faire and Trisa Dayot are Executive Producers. Ed Robinson is Executive Vice-President, Programming, CTV Inc. Susanne Boyce is President, Creative, Content and Channels, CTV Inc.
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CTV, Canada's largest private broadcaster, offers a wide range of quality news, sports, information, and entertainment programming. It has the number-one national newscast, CTV National News With Lloyd Robertson, and is the number-one choice for prime-time viewing. CTVglobemedia Inc. is Canada's premier multi-media company which owns CTV Inc. and The Globe and Mail. CTVÂ Inc. also owns radio stations across the country, and leading national specialty channels. Other CTVglobemedia investments include an interest in Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment, and in Dome Productions, a North American leader in the provision of mobile high definition production facilities. More information about CTV may be found on the company website at www.ctv.ca.
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