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Ratings: Canada’s Next Top Model finale

From a media release:

1.36 Million Viewers Watch Meaghan Become CANADA’S NEXT TOP MODEL on CTV

  • Season Finale up 31% compared to season average
  • Full-season marathon airs this Saturday on Star!

Last night, 1.36 million viewers* (*total viewers 2+ at 8:58 p.m., BBM Nielsen Media Research) were watching CTV as Meaghan Waller, 19 from Winnipeg, became the last model standing and took home the title of CANADA’S NEXT TOP MODEL, preliminary data from BBM Nielsen Media Research confirms. More than two million viewers watched all or part of the broadcast and with an average audience of 957,000 viewers, the season finale was the most-watched episode of the season, up 31% compared to the season-to-date average. Winning its timeslot at 8 p.m. in total viewers and the key A18-34, A18-49 and A25-54 demos, the episode was the most-watched program on Canadian television last night for A25-54 and the key female demos F18-49 and F25-54. Additionally, CANADA’S NEXT TOP MODEL was also the #1 reality show of the night, delivering more viewers than a simulcast of BIG BROTHER on Global (943,000).

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Meaghan Takes The Title of Canada’s Next Top Model

meaghanFrom a media release:

There wasn’t a dry eye in the house at final judging on CTV’s CANADA’S NEXT TOP MODEL. After weeks of challenges, trips, and photos shoots, Meaghan, 19 from Winnipeg, outlasted 11 eliminations to become the last model standing and win the title of CANADA’S NEXT TOP MODEL. Host Jay Manuel and the judges, FASHIONTELEVISION’s Jeanne Beker, supermodel Yasmin Warsame, Montreal native and A-List photographer Mike Ruiz, and photo shoot Creative Director Nolé Marin, all agreed she had what it takes to win the competition and become Canada’s next model sensation. “Every emotion is pouring through my veins right now,” Meaghan said immediately after being named Canada’s Next Top Model. “I want to travel. I want to do as many photo shoots around the world as possible. I want to make it all happen. It is official – Meaghan Waller is a model.”

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In the news: ‘Nasty’ Canada’s Next Top Model ends tonight

From Kate Taylor of the Globe and Mail:

  • Modelling competition fails to produce a real winner
    “Even by the standard of TV talent contests, those overhyped and tearful exercises in humiliation and jubilation, Top Model is pretty nasty. The American show on which this franchise is based has been widely criticized both for humiliating its contestants with painful critiques and skimpy costumes, and for the bitchy behaviour of the young women themselves. The Canadian show is also full of bathing suits and underwear, but the judges generally know how to criticize without demolishing: Host Jay Manuel sets the tone here, and while he may look like an alien from the planet Aryan, he is a cheerful sort who is pleasant with all comers. It’s the women themselves who were behaving like vindictive school girls last week in an incident that had embarrassing undertones of racism.” Read more.