From a media release:
1.1 Million Viewers â€œListen Inâ€ to the Series Premiere of THE LISTENER on CTV
- Ranks as second highest Canadian series premiere of the year
- #2 show of the night following SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE
The series premiere of the new SPACE/CTV original series, THE LISTENER debuted #1 in its 10 p.m. timeslot in Canada last night on CTV, with a preliminary audience of 1.1 million viewers. Scheduled to follow an all-new episode of SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE, THE LISTENER was the second most-watched primetime program on Canadian television, following SYTYCD (1.48 million viewers). THE LISTENER debut now ranks as the second highest series premiere for an original Canadian series this season, following last September’s premiere of SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE CANADA (1.3 million).
Out of simulcast with its American broadcaster NBC, the episode was also the timeslot winner for A25-54 (557,000) and A18-49 (473,000), and in the key Toronto and Vancouver markets in the same demos. THE LISTENER had more than 2.5 times the audience of THE UNUSUALS (424,000; Global/ABC) and 67% more viewers than THE NATIONAL (645,000, CBC) at 10 p.m.
The two-night, two-episode premiere of THE LISTENER continues tonight with Episode 2 at 7 p.m. ET on SPACE and at 10 p.m. ET on CTV/NBC. In â€œEmotional Rescueâ€ Toby receives telepathic visions of an explosion, and is then able to save his former foster brother from an apartment fire. But with a reputation as a tweaker and cooker of crystal meth, the victim becomes the suspect.