From a media release:
CTV’s SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE CANADA is #1 with Season 2 Premiere
- #1 in timeslot, #1 in metered markets
- CTV’s all-Canadian, non-simulcast primetime lineup leads competition by 60%
- Dance fever continues tonight with highlights from the Vancouver and Saint John auditions
CTV’s SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE CANADA is #1 once again. The second season debut of the homegrown urban sensation won the night in Toronto, Vancouver and Calgary Tuesday*, while winning its timeslot (8-10 p.m.) nationally as well. Peaking with more than 1.3 million viewers, the two-hour premiere was watched on average by 1.08 million viewers. Nearly three million viewers watched some or all of the broadcast.
With 758,000 viewers for a standalone episode of FLASHPOINT at 10 p.m., CTV’s all-Canadian primetime was unbeatable, with 60% more viewers than any other network, Canadian or American.**
Featuring highlights from the Toronto auditions, SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE CANADA won its timeslot by nearly 50% among young viewers A18-34, while leading the simulcasts of NCIS (Global/CBS) and BIG BROTHER (Global/CBS) by 31% among A18-49, 15% among P2+, and 14% among A25-54.
SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE CANADA continues tonight on CTV with a two-hour episode featuring highlights from the Vancouver and Saint John, NB auditions at 8 p.m. ET (visit ctv.ca to confirm local broadcast times). During Season 1, no East Coast competitors cracked the Top 20, while BC produced two of the Top 10 finalists. Only time will tell if the provinces will have a similar showing this season.
Highlights from each week’s SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE CANADA episodes and behind-the-scenes interviews will be available on demand on the CTV Video Player at CTV.ca, and encore episodes air Sundays on MuchMusic beginning August 16 at 5 p.m. ET.
For up-to-date SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE CANADA information, visit the series’ official website, dance.ctv.ca. There, fans can interact with their favourite dancers, judges and choreographers by browsing the image galleries, videos, blogs, forums and more.